Zine Archive

Archive of Witchcraft, Magic, and Occult Zines

What is the Archive of Witchcraft, Magic, and Occult Zines?

The Archive of Witchcraft, Magic, and Occult Zines is volunteer-run and strives to archive historical and contemporary physical printed zines and ephemera on the topics of witchcraft, magic, and the occult.  AWMOZ is associated with the Museum of Contemporary Witchcraft in Olympia, Washington.

How Can I Access AWMOZ?

AWMOZ is intended as an archive with plans to offer browsing by appointment in the future. No zines will be in circulation.


What is your Collection Development policy?

AWMOZ has no funding and will accept donations in the outlined topics but can not guarantee they will all be added to the collection. Donations can be sent here: 

℅ Alex Wrekk
P.O. Box 17615
Portland, Oregon 97217

While our primary focus is on self-published zines, we will also archive magazines and other ephemera that fall under these topics:

  • Witchcraft
  • Magic
  • Occult
  • Pagan
  • Folklore
  • Pop culture magic and paganism
  • Astrology
  • Tarot
  • History of witchcraft and magic
  • Personal zines about witchcraft and magic
  • Magical Correspondences
  • Compilations zines about witchcraft and magic
  • Spells
  • Sigils
  • Wicca
  • Queer Witchcraft
  • Secular Witchcraft
  • Satanism
  • Comics about witchcraft and magic
  • Psychic
  • Magical Herbs & Plants
  • Witch Humor
  • Witchcraft and Magic Holidays and Celebrations

Donations and Inquiries:


℅ Alex Wrekk
P.O. Box 17615
Portland, Oregon 97217

Advisory Board:

Alex Wrekk

Sarah S.

K. D. Hume

Mary W.

What is a zine?

  • are physical, printed, self-published creations that can consist of a single sheet of paper or many fastened together, usually with staples.
  • are independently made for the love of creating and rarely make a profit.
  • can be created by one person or with a group of people (zine created by one editor and several contributors are often called “comp zines” or “compilation zines”)
  • usually are photocopies but can be offset, letterpressed, mimeographed, screen printed, or Risograph printed.
  • can have a print run from 1 or into the thousands but generally have a run under 1,000.
  • contents can be anything you would like: personal stories, political ideologies, music-related writing, gardening tips, jokes, comics, photography, lists of things you like and don’t like, travel stories, fiction, drawings, or anything else you could think to add.
  • are made by a diverse spectrum of people throughout the world, from people of all ages and walks of life. People who make zines often build and participate in communities that celebrate the tangible written word. They support each other’s efforts to do so by trading zines with other zine creators or attending zine events.
  • are created by people that sometimes call themselves “zinesters”

(Pronounced like “magazine”, without the maga and short for “fanzine”)