About Mookychick

Mookychick Ethos


“Feminism for all sums up the entire ethos of Mookychick”For Books’ Sake

“I’ve been a fan of Mookychick for years”Jane Goldman

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Mookychick is a passion project done for the love, not the money. And that passion has kept us strong since Mookychick’s inception in 2005. This alternative feminist site and community has been far, far more than the sum of its parts – thanks to over 600 contributors who have made it what it is today.

Our patron saints are Kate Bush, Frida Kahlo, Marie Laveau, Ada Lovelace, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gina Torres, Helena Bonham Carter, Jeanne d’Arc, Marie Curie, Leonora Carrington, Doctor Who and St. Hildegard of Bingen. Mookychick is like water – babbling, tranquil, charged, unquiet, delicate, ferocious, restorative and deep. Its spirit is both flowers and owls. We are a watering hole where all come to drink, with a focus on meaningful empowerment and sex, body and mind positivity in every aspect of alternative culture.

Meet Our Editors

Founding Editor Magda Knight

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Seeking pitches: Subculture, oddities and whatever your own passion is.
Email: editor@mookychick.co.uk
Twitter: @MagdaKnight

Mookychick’s co-founder and editor-in-chief Magda Knight is a genre-bending writer featured in anthologies, publications and the iconic comic 2000AD. Her debut game Dolores and the Cave won an award, so apparently she can now legit call herself an award-winning indie games writer too. Her YA novels have been longlisted for the Mslexia Children’s Book Awards in 2012 and the Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize in 2016. She loves coffee, perfume, attics and anything with a noon shadow.

Juliette van der Molen

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Role: Poetry Editor
Seeking pitches: Poetry
Email: juliette.vandermolen@hotmail.com
Twitter: @j_vandermolen

Poetry Editor Juliette van der Molen is a writer and poet living in the Greater NYC area. She is an intersectional feminist and a member of the LGBTQIA community. Her work has appeared in Rose Quartz Journal, Burning House Press, Memoir Mixtapes, Collective Unrest and other publications. You can find more of her writing at medium.com. Her debut chapbook, Death Library: The Exquisite Corpse Collection, was published in August 2018 by Moonchild Magazine.

Kate Garrett

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Role: Magical Editor
Seeking pitches: Witchcraft, folklore, myth, mysticism, occult, divination, spirituality, and related subjects
Email: folklorefaery@gmail.com
Twitter: @mskateybelle

Magical Editor Kate Garrett is a queer, autistic Sheffield-based writer, witch, mama, tarot reader, tabor & bodhrán player, and heritage volunteer. Her poetry is widely published, she is the author of several pamphlets and one full collection (The saint of milk and flames, Rhythm & Bones Press, 2019), and she is a contributing writer for Pussy Magic. Kate’s heart is full of rain and rivers, and she has a special interest in the junction between folklore, history, and the occult.

Dr. Charley Barnes

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Role: Personal Essays & Non-Fiction Editor
Seeking pitches: Creative non-fiction and personal essays on a broad range of subjects including but not limited to lived experience, personal symbolism, feminism, creativity
Email: nonfiction@mookychick.co.uk
Twitter: @charleyblogs

Bio: Charley Barnes is an author, poet and academic based in Worcestershire. Charley recently published her second poetry pamphlet, Body Talk, through Picaroon Poetry and she also writes crime fiction under the moniker C.S. Barnes. Her crime and thriller work is published through Bloodhound Books. Charley’s latest writing fad is folklore and horror, which she has combined in her first prose chapbook, Death Is A Terrible House Guest.

Charley also lectures at universities around the West Midlands, she is the current Director of Sabotage Reviews, and she is especially interested in the intersection between personal experience and creative writing.

Evelynn Black

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Role: Feminism & Diversity Editor
Seeking pitches: Feminism and diversity fiction and non-fiction
Email: evelynn.black.ii@gmail.com
Twitter: @poeticambiguity

Bio: Evelynn Black (Cornell MFA) is a high-heeled poet who is passionate about the greater need for inclusivity, acceptance and awareness when it comes to gender, mental health and being true to oneself. Trans perspectives and experiences are particularly welcome.

Megha Sood

Role: Assistant Poetry Editor
Seeking pitches: Poetry
Email: megharani1409@gmail.com
Twitter: @meghasood16

Bio: Megha Sood has had over 350 poetic works published in various journals and would love to see yours. See her 2020 call for submissions to Mookychick’s upcoming anthology, The Medusa Project.

Imogen. L. Smiley

Role: Social Media Manager
Twitter: @Imogen_L_Smiley

Bio: Imogen. L. Smiley is a Creative and Professional Writing graduate from The University of Derby. Her gothic fiction and poetry has been featured by Ang(st) Magazine, Trick Magazine and more. She may or may not have a mild social media obsession…

Would you like to write for Mookychick? We’d love to hear from you. Find out more about our submission guidelines.

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