Submission call for Midsummer Madness 2023

Calling all writers and poets! We are currently reading submissions for Midsummer Madness 2023. There is no theme, so if you have any quality poems, short stories or anything in between, send your work along to us at

You can read our full submission guidelines at

We respond to all submissions within 4 weeks with a current rate of 57% acceptances and 43% rejections, for those curious folks.


Happy New Year from Bindweed!

Here’s hoping 2023 will be a good one for us all!


Happy yuletide! Winter Wonderland is published in Kindle

Happy Yuletide! To celebrate the Midwinter Solstice, Winter Wonderland is published as a Kindle eBook and is free if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.

Winter Wonderland is the second of our biannual Bindweed anthologies and features sixty-two writers and poets from all over the world.

Hope you enjoy the anthology and have a happy shortest day of the year!


Book shout: new novel by Leilanie Stewart

Bindweed Editor-in-Chief Leilanie Stewart’s new novel, The Fairy Lights, is published in time for the Christmas season.

Set at yuletide, it’s a short, strange and surreal ghost story that’s available for free on Kindle Unlimited and in Paperback and Hardcover.


Announcement: Editor’s Pick prize winners

After a busy first week celebrating the launch of our second biannual publication, Winter Wonderland 2022: Bindweed Anthology, we have now chosen winners from among the sixty-two contributors. As the standard of writing was so high, and in order to give all contributors a fair chance, we selected names from two random draws; one name for fiction and two names for poetry (pulled out of the bag by the Oak King’s little elf helper). Here are the winners:

Congratulations to the winners, who will each receive an Amazon e-gift card sent by email!

Thank you to everyone who has purchased our anthologies. Money received from sales of our back catalogue is used to fund our Editor’s Pick prizes and to pay for our Bindweed website, so that we can continue publishing more fantastic writers and poets in 2023 and beyond.