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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.

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Reading submissions for Winter Wonderland 2022: Bindweed Anthology

We’ve been busy bees reading submissions

It has been a busy summer so far for us here at Bindweed. Since we opened our reading period for our second anthology of this year, Winter Wonderland 2022, we have had submissions of poetry and prose from all over the world and we’re delighted with the quality of writing being sent our way. Keep those submissions coming, we’ll be reading for this anthology until November 2022.

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Off on our holidays

Just to let you know that we will be taking a holiday in the real world (and a digital vacation too from Bindweed) from 12th until 21st February. Check back in on the week of 22nd February for more poetry, fiction and book shouts in Issue 12.

Also, keep those submissions coming for our upcoming Ebook anthology, Midsummer Madness. We’ve had a great response, but there are still a few spaces left if you want to submit your poetry, fiction or anything in between.

See you soon!

Leilanie and Joseph

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Welcome to Bindweed Online Issue 12

Happy New Year!

Bindweed Online 2022 is now launched! New writing will be published every few days throughout the first third of the year (January to April 2022) appearing on the Bindweed Magazine homepage and archived on the Issue 12 page.

We have more exciting news for later on in this year. Bindweed will change format from online issues, starting with the launch of our biannual anthology on 21st June 2022. Submissions are open for Bindweed: Midsummer Madness 2022, which will be a Kindle ebook available for purchase or free to download on Kindle Unlimited.

Please read our full submission guidelines for any writers and poets wishing to submit work. We read all year round and accept all genres and themes.

May 2022 bring health and happiness for us all!

Leilanie and Joseph 

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A note from the editors

Hi friends and followers of Bindweed.

As you may know, Bindweed is a labour of love run by two writers to help fellow writers and to give back to the writing community at a time when so many traditionally published magazines are becoming defunct. We’re delighted that in its sixth year, Bindweed has been so busy that in September we had to close to submissions in order to read through our backlog.

Recently a contributor complained that ads are showing through her poems published on our site. Comments like this are unhelpful as sadly we can’t afford to pay for the Bindweed website – it’s a free WordPress blog. If ads are showing through the poems, unfortunately it’s because we receive no financial support/ Arts Council funding/ private donations. Complaining to us doesn’t do much, other than make us question why we devote so much of our time to help others who are negative in return.

If you want to help us to keep Bindweed going in 2022 or beyond, here’s how you can help:
https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/support-bindweed-magazine/

Best wishes,


Leilanie and Joseph