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!


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.


Temporary update – delays due to Covid illness

Unfortunately Covid has finally caught up to both of us here at Bindweed. Due to illness, there will be delays getting the eBook pre-order of Winter Wonderland 2022 finalised; this should have no impact on the scheduled release date of 21st December. We will email contributors when the anthology is ready for pre-order.

If you are waiting for a submission response for Midsummer Madness 2023, please accept our apologies that there will be delays. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

We are also closing for submissions temporarily as we are unable to read any further work at present. Check back in on our submissions page for when we will reopen.


Happy Halloween from Bindweed!

Happy Halloween this spooky season! Over here at Bindweed we have been busy getting ready for the launch of our next anthology, Winter Wonderland 2022. The cover reveal will be coming soon on December 1st. We will also announce our Editor’s pick ‘Best of fiction’ and ‘Best of Poetry’ prizes: for convenience and to feel more festive, we will pay our prizewinners by Amazon gift card as a lovely yuletide present.

Thank you for all your submissions. Everyone who sent work before 21st September will have had a response from us by now. Bear in mind that even after we accept a piece, we don’t publish work if the authors don’t respond to our acceptance email as we like to double check that the submission is still available for Bindweed. We ask only first publishing rights; after that your work is free for you to republish wherever you choose, should you wish to!

For any submissions sent after 21st September, we’ll be in touch soon with a decision about Midsummer Madness 2023 – so keep checking your emails.

Check in for more updates soon…


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.