The 2020 Witchies Official Nominations

The 2020 Witchies Official Nominations October 1, 2020


The Witchies are the first awards ceremony to focus on outstanding achievement and excellence in witchcraft and occult media and content creation. Our genres are generally so niche that creators are often intentionally excluded or overlooked by other organizations in the awards circuit; but that stops now! With The Witchies, our community finally has a place to gather and celebrate the amazing artists, writers, producers, and hosts who both represent our fields in the public as well as inspire us on our own journeys.

Official Nominations have now been made and voting for the 2020 Witchies is now open through October 15! Results will be announced live at The Official Witches’ Sabbat on November 7 at 6:00PM PST and will broadcast on YouTube the following day.

Let’s take a look at the nomination process and who our Official Nominees are this year.

Nominations

The nomination process is the key to our success. Open Nominations were announced in mid-September, allowing for a two weeks period where anyone could nominate their favorite content creators. During those weeks we had over four hundred responses, and of those responses the top three to six who met our criteria were selected for Formal Nomination. The criteria for moving from Open Nomination to Official Nomination is as follows.

 

Where applicable, nominated content had to…

  • Have been released between August 22, 2019 and August 21, 2020.
  • Had production quality equal or greater to their nominated peers.
  • Share information with the wider community that was fair, factual, and free of retraction.
  • Showcase both an advanced understanding of the subject matter as well as excellence in the manner in which it was explored.

Each category had no less than four hundred submissions, while we would have loved to include more nominees in each of them, we had to whittle it down to a maximum of six.

 

The 2020 Nominees

 

Outstanding Book of the Year

Orishas, Goddesses, and Voodoo Queens by Lilith Dorsey

Good Juju- Mojos, Rites and Practices for the Magical Soul by Najah Lightfoot

The Witch’s Herbal Apothecary by Marysia Miernowska

Psychic Witch by Mat Auryn

The Green Witch’s Grimoire by Arin Murphy-Hiscock

Utterly Wicked: Hexes, Curses, and Other Unsavory Notions by Dorothy Morrison

 

Outstanding Author of the Year

Gabriela Herstik – Bewitching the Elements

Amy Blackthorn – Sacred Smoke

Arin Murphy-Hiscock –  Spellcrafting

Mat Auryn – Psychic Witch

Jason Mankey – Transformative Witchcraft

Utterly Wicked: Hexes, Curses, and Other Unsavory Notions by Dorothy Morrison

 

Outstanding New Author of the Year (Presented by The Mystic Dream Academy)

Mat Auryn – Psychic Witch

Kelden – The Crooked Path

Gwion Raven – The Magic of Food

Durgadas Allon Duriel – The Little Work

Robin Corak – Persephone

Paige Vanderbeck – The Grimoire Journal

 

Outstanding Blog of the Year (Presented by Llewellyn Worldwide)

Raise the Horns – Jason Mankey

The Hoodwitch – Bri Luna

Strategic Sorcery – Jason Miller

New World Witchery – Cory & Laine

Rue and Hyssop – Jen

Voodoo Universe – Liith Doresey

 

Outstanding New Blog of the Year (Presented by Weiser Books)

Witch With Me – Louisa Dean, Meg Rosebriar, & Staff

The Crow and the Dead – Mortellus

Ruby of Roses – Ruby

 

Exceptional Blog Post of the Year

Autism and the Intersectionality of Witchcraft – Meg Rosebriar for Witch With Me

That’s Not Our Paganism – Jason Mankey for Raise the Horns

Traditional Witch – Aodhan for aiden-seidhmadhr.tumblr.com

Riots, Racism, Representation, Rights, and Reparations – Lilith Dorsey for Voodoo Universe

The Keys of Solomonic Magic and Spirit Conjures – Benebell Wen for BenebellWen.com

Angels, Free Will & Chaos Theory – Michelle Belenger for Medium.com

 

Outstanding Podcast of the Year (Presented by Llewellyn Worldwide)

Witch Bitch Amateur Hour – Charlye Michelle, Macy Frazier

Down at the Crossroads – Christopher Orapello and Tara-love MaGuire

New World Witchery – Cory and Laine

Basic Witches – Leah Knauer & Rachel Laforest

Spirit Box – Darragh Mason Field

Witch Wave Podcast – Pam Grossman

 

Outstanding New Podcast of the Year (Presented by Weiser Books)

Spirit Box – Darragh Mason Field

The Q Files – Shane McLelland & Lori Gum

Six Ways – Aiden Watcher

Occultism With A Side of Salt – Georgina, Chandler,  Aiden

New Age Philosopher’s Podcast – Brooke & Edward

The White Witch Podcast by Carly Rose

 

Exceptional Podcast Episode of the Year

Spirit Box: #13 / Marco Visconti on Hellier Season 2, Ultraterrestrials, UFOnauts, Thelema, and The Star Sapphire

Fat Feminist Witch: #78 Baneful Bitchcraft

Down at the Crossroads: #100 Hanging out with Matthew Venus

The Witch Wave Podcast: #38 Chelsea Wolfe Music Magicienne

The Witch Bitch Amateur Hour: #70 Reflections on the Haunted Magnolia

Basic Witches: Peace by Peace with Margaret Cho

 

Outstanding Vlog/Vidcast of the Year (Presented by The Mystic Dream Academy)

The Nameton – YouTube

Mintfaery – YouTube

The Witch of Wonderlust – YouTube

Spells8 – YouTube

Bell Chimes (Benebell Wen)  – YouTube

The Green Witch – Youtube

 

Outstanding New Vlog/Vidcast of the Year

That Kentucky Witch – YouTube

Temperance Alden – YouTube

Chaotic Witch Aunt – YouTube

Da’at Darling – YouTube

Wildfire and Earth – YouTube

Warrior Witch Nike – YouTube

 

Exceptional Video of the Year

Benebell Wen – Ancestral Power and the Witch – Bell Chimes In #44

Thorn Mooney – Don’t Put Other Witches on Pedestals

The Nameton – You Laugh You Wizard: Occult Meme Review

Arith Härger – Shapeshifting in Old Norse Mythology

Planet Weird – Hellier Season 2: The Night of Pan

The Bronx Witch – Is Wicca For Black People? | Sip With Me

 

Outstanding Album of the Year

Misconceptions – Cloud the Pagan Rapper

Birth of Violence – Chelsea Wolfe

Qabalista – selki girl

Persephone – Wendy Rule

Human :II: Nature – Nightwish

Y Mabinogi: The Third Branch – Damh the Bard

 

Outstanding Collaboration of the Year (Presented by Modern Witch)

Gatekeeping Dual Blog –  ATiredWitch and AWitchAlone

New World Witchery Ep 172 – Magic Rocks with Kathleen Borealis

Hot Takes | Toxic Teachers, Mentors, and More – Warrior Witch Nike & Temperance Alden

The Dark Wood Tarot – Sasha Graham & Abigail Larson

The Uncommon Tarot – Theresa Reed & Shaheen Miro

Helier Season 2 – Greg Newkirk, Dana Newkirk, & Connor Randall

 

Outstanding Self-Published Book of the Year

Weaving Fate – Aiden Wachter

A Witch’s Book of Shadows: Spells, Rituals, Sabbats, and Journal Grimoire – D.E. Luet

Sunlight on Cedar: Poems from Wild Places and Everyday Spaces – Molly M Remer

The Satanic Dragon – Michael Kelly

Treadwell’s Book of Plant Magic –  Christina Oakley Harrington

Atheopaganism – Mark Green

 

Outstanding Magazine of the Year

This Witch

Witch Way

Witches & Pagans

Witchology

Sage Woman

Enchanted Living

 

Outstanding Social Media Account

Witch With Me – Instagram

Temperance Alden – Instagram

Chaotic Witch Aunt – TikTok

Seeking Witchcraft – Instagram

Chaweon Koo – Tiktok

Mintfaery – Instagram

 

Outstanding Multi-Platform Creator (Presented by Modern Witch)

Witch With Me

Chaotic Witch Aunt

The Witch of Wonderlust

Chawewon Koo

Mintfaery

The Witch of Lupine Hollow

 

Outstanding New Voice of the Year (regardless of platform)

Joshua Conkel – Hollywoo Podcast

Meg Rosenbriar – Witch of the Shoreline / Witch With Me

The Kentucky Witch

Chaotic Witch Aunt

Sidney Eileen – The Balancing Path

Temperance Alden – Wild Woman Witchcraft

 

These aren’t the only categories for The Witchies, there are also ten appellative awards such as Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Contribution which are delegated solely by our board.

 

Cast your vote now at http://witchessabbat.com/witchies/ 

About Devin Hunter
Devin Hunter is the bestselling author of the Witch Power Series (Llewellyn 2016-2018), the creator of Modern Witch (Podcast, Blog, Magazine, ModernWitch.com), as well as a professional psychic medium and occultist. He is part owner of The Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, CA, and an initiate of multiple occult orders, including his own, Sacred Fires and is the cofounder of the Black Rose Tradition of Witchcraft. He has been featured in multiple publications and is a frequent presenter and keynote at conferences, and festivals throughout the nation. His highly anticipated fourth book, Modern Witch: Spells, Recipes, and Workings(Llewellyn 2020), a pictorial spell book and grimoire, is now available. You can read more about the author here.

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