Editors/curators: Cameron Crowell & Ciara Dolan Contributors: Ciara Dolan, Harrison Smith, Sierra Adler, Journey Fetter, Emily VanKoughnett, Fiona Woodman, Nathan Tucker, Cameron Crowell, Hannah Turner-Harts, Eric Snyder, Caitlin Degnon, Anya Walker, Sioux Falls, Cool American, Alien BoySpring 2016 30 pages, stapled
Witch Haus aims to cover the independent core of Pacific Northwest culture. Issue 3 is loosely themed as the "Movement" issue, featuring poetry, fiction, album reviews, photographs, and essays written by over 12 contributors. My favorite pieces bookend the zine—Ciara Dolan's "Life Looks Like This" and Fiona Woodman's "Google Lyf"—however, what sets this zine apart are a couple of sections that I haven't encountered before. The first is a full-color photography spread featuring images from bands Sioux Falls, Cool American & Alien Boy. Witch Haus PDX gave them disposable cameras to take along on their late winter tours. The zine presents a few photo highlights and directs readers to a full gallery on the Witch Haus PDX blog. Another unique section features a letter from Eric Snyder of Live Again, a Portland non-profit focused on starting conversations that strengthen communities, increase wellness, and reduce suicides. Snyder addresses readers personally, sharing their own experiences with depression and anxiety and encouraging others to reach out for help. The facing page is a collection of resources including crisis help hotlines, clinic information, and a note about counseling. I really enjoyed the variety of work in this zine, and the addition of self-help resources really made it stand out.