December 2020

Welcome to the December 2020 issue of ev0ke!

In Essays, find a thoughtful piece from Sheldon Slinkard on “Finding Yule Magic in the Christmas Season.” In Fiction, Rebecca Buchanan continues her urban fantasy series with part three of “The Necromancer’s Guide to Not Dying While Saving the World (And Falling in Love).” The Lifestyle section contains three helpful lists for this time of year: “ev0ke’s Midwinter Recommended Reading (and Watching!) List — 2020 Edition,” compiled by Rebecca Buchanan; “ev0ke’s Midwinter Gift-Guiding Guide — 2020 Edition,” compiled by Rebecca Buchanan; and “Seven Magical Webtoons to Carry You Through the Winter,” compiled by Ashley Nicole Hunter. In Interviews, we sit down with poet and marionettist, Adam Bolivar; Pooka Pages creator, editor, writer, and artist, Lora Gaddis; Mitchell Roshannon, founder and editor of the new journal, The Ethicist; and Fiona Tinker, author of Pagan Portals: Pathworking Through Poetry and Pagan Portals: Stories for the Songs of the Year. Finally, in Reviews we take a look at Agent of Enchantment by C.N. Crawford and Alex Rivers; Blood of a Gladiator by Ashley Gardner; A Chick, a Dick, and a Witch Walk Into a Barn by Nikki Nelson-Hicks; Fury by Will O’Shire; Galvanism and Ghouls by Tilly Wallace; and Master of the Hunt by Lisa Blackwood.

Then it’s on to the Members Only section! (You can sign up for only $3 a month!) Ashley Nicole Hunter brings us two insightful pieces in the Essays section: “Like a Locust” and “Magic in Times of Plague.” In Fiction, Rebecca Buchanan has a complete, five-part fairy tale, “The Red Cloak, the Snow Witch, and the Wolf.” Finally, in Lifestyle, Ashley Nicole Hunter has “A Simple Recipe for a Freezer Hex” for all of the witches out there.

As always, if you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Have a safe and happy holiday season, and enjoy the December 2020 issue of ev0ke!

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