Update on submissions for our Biannual anthologies

Thank you to everyone who has submitted work for consideration in Winter Wonderland 2022. We are continuing to read submissions and will get back to everyone soon. Due to the volume of submissions, we will now carry over any work received after 21st September for consideration in Midsummer Madness 2023 and not in Winter Wonderland 2022.

Stay with us for more announcements soon!


Book shout: poetry and fiction collections by Bindweed contributor, Neil leadbeater

Congratulations to Bindweed contributor, Neil Leadbeater, on the publication of his recent poetry and fiction books, The Man Who Loved Typewriters and The Gloucester Fragments, which can be bought by contacting


Neil has contributed poetry to Bindweed and was published in the Devil’s Guts Anthology in 2018 and Issue 10 in 2020.

We wish you all the best with your new publications, Neil!


Book shout: short story collection by L.B. Sedlacek

Congratulations to Bindweed contributor, L.B. Sedlacek, on the publication of her new book, The Jackalope Committee and Other Tales.

L.B. has contributed poetry to Bindweed and was published inĀ Issue 1 and Midsummer Madness 2022.

We wish you all the best with your new publication, L.B.!


Book Shout: new novel, The Blue Man, by Bindweed Editor in Chief, Leilanie Stewart

Congratulations to Bindweed Editor in Chief, Leilanie Stewart on the publication of her third novel, The Blue Man, on 29th July.

The Blue Man is a psychological literary horror novel. Here is the short description:

Twenty years ago teenage friends, Megan and Sabrina, destroyed their friendship after learning the terrifying Irish urban legend of the Blue Man and unleashing a sinister force into their lives. Now, as mothers-to-be, they reunite once more to confront the horror and trauma. Could they finally bury the past and change the fate of their families?

It’s free on Kindle Unlimited and is also available as a paperback and hardcover from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and other online retailers. Links are at Leilanie’s author website.


Bindweed News: our site has upgraded!

Good news, readers!

After 6 years of running Bindweed as a free WordPress site, we’ve finally upgraded our website to our own domain as follows:

Why did we upgrade the site?

We’ve always wanted to have our own website domain, but as a not-for-profit labour of love magazine, we didn’t have the funds. However, our latest anthology, Midsummer Madness 2022 has sold enough copies that we have been able to pay for Bindweed’s new domain.

What other changes to Bindweed are there?

Money from our back issues will also fund the free prizes we are now offering to our contributors. These are biannual ‘Editor’s pick’prizes for best fiction and best poetry in each of our Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland anthologies.

Hopefully with the new look of our website, all of the poetry and fiction in our archives will look better too without any advertisements appearing at the bottom of each piece. We hope it makes for a better reading experience for all of our readers and writers at Bindweed.