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Grimsy is a literary and arts magazine based in Wilmington, NC that publishes all forms of writing–especially, the unusual. Taking inspiration from tarot-cards, each piece chosen for publication is given an illustration to go along with it, drawn by Katherine Watterson, our Editor-in-Chief and Founder. In between issues, we host themed writing contests judged by our editors.


Just as Plato thought art should be instructive to society, we believe art should be destructive to common perceptions and behead traditional, tyrannical expectations. Our magazine exists in the space between the grim and the whimsical and is designed to be an interactive visual and emotional experience.


There are a lot of freaky, strange aspects to existence. At Grimsy,  we believe there should be a rickety old manor at the top of a hill where we can speak about them over candlelight in fancy clothes. Otherwise, what even is the point of living?


No, seriously, we are asking.



You can buy our magazine, illustrations, and stickers at

Old Books on Front Street 

located in downtown Wilmington, NC

or by selecting the SHOP tab located at the top of the page.

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