Bindweed Editor’s novel wins two Chill with a Book Awards

Congratulations to Bindweed Editor Leilanie Stewart for her recent novel award wins. Leilanie’s third book, The Blue Man, won a Chill with a Book Premier Reader’s Award, followed by joint Book of the Month in February 2023.

The Blue Man is a psychological literary fiction ghost story and is standalone Book 1 of 3 in Stewart’s Belfast Ghosts Series. Book 2: The Fairy Lights is also published and Book 3 is forthcoming later in 2023.

The Blue Man is available from Amazon, Waterstones, Barnes and Noble, Foyles and other online retailers. Links are at Leilanie Stewart’s author website.


Book Shout: poetry collection by Bindweed contributor, Julie Sampson

Congratulations to Bindweed contributor, Julie Sampson, on her latest poetry collection, Fivestones, from Lapwing:

Julie has contributed poetry to Bindweed and was published inĀ Issue 11: Bindweed Online 2021 and in Winter Wonderland 2022.

We wish you all the best with your new book, Julie!

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Bindweed’s Winter Wonderland 2022 included in The Journal’s ‘Round Up’

Bindweed’s recently published Winter Wonderland 2022 anthology has received a write-up in The Journal, edited and published by Sam Smith.

Three of Sam’s poems appear in Winter Wonderland 2022 and he kindly shared his thoughts on the anthology in the ‘Round Up’ section on page 35 towards the back of The Journal. Jeanne Julian, Helga Kidder, Kathy Craig and Pui Ying’s poetry particularly stood out for a mention, as did the short stories.

Like Bindweed, The Journal is open for submissions all year round, so you can check out the submissions guidelines via the links included.

Thanks to Sam and The Journal for giving Winter Wonderland 2022 a review and for a copy of the publication, which we look forward to reading in more depth over a coffee!


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.


Cover reveal! Winter Wonderland 2022 Bindweed Anthology

Great news! Our second Bindweed Anthology is now available. Winter Wonderland 2022 features poetry and fiction by over sixty poets and writers from all over the world.

The paperback is available immediately for purchase and the Kindle eBook is available for pre-order and will be published on 21st December.

Here are the links for the paperback:

If you wish to purchase from a different Amazon marketplace, here is the anthology information to search for:


Paperback ISBN: 9798366884150

We hope you enjoy reading the anthology and if you like it, please do leave us a review.