Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Anniversary Book

For all those who love the museum!
Call for contributions
Museum of Witchcraft and Magic Anniversary Book

In December 2004, in the wrecked building of the Museum of Witchcraft, a group of friends stood and reflected on their memories and experiences of the Museum. It was this that started the healing process the brought the Museum back to life.

During this event, Judith Noble suggested the idea of collecting these thoughts into a book to celebrate 60 years of the Museum of Witchcraft and 50 of those years being in Boscastle. Kerriann Godwin then edited a collection of thoughts and words, supported by the Museum of Witchcraft and Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft, and The Museum of Witchcraft: A Magical History, A Collection of Memories Celebrating 60 Years was published in 2011 with 51 contributors.

This year, at a meeting of the trustees of Friends of the Museum, Ben Verhaevert asked about availability of this book and possible reprint and then a discussion followed suggesting that we publish a new collection of thoughts and words to celebrate 70 years of the Museum, 60 years in Boscastle, and that is where we are now.

This is a call for contributions for the new collection (maximum 3 submissions per person).

1000 words of prose (NO POETRY PLEASE, as a .doc or .docx file)
An image (please compress for initial submission or use dropbox /sharing file)

We reserve the right to edit submissions.

It may not be possible to include all submissions into the printed version of the book, however, ALL contributions will be made available as a PDF on the website at a later date.

This will be a limited edition book.

Contracts will be issued to all selected contributors for the book; there will not be a payment for work selected, for the book or when published online. Contracts for online submissions will be sent after the initial book contracts. All contributors will be notified of the outcome of their submission after the deadline.

Please email your submissions to
If you have any questions, please email Louise Fenton (trustee) at this email address.

DEADLINE: 21st JUNE 2019

This is a project supported by Friends of the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.

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