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.


Book shout: new novelette by Evan Hay

Congratulations to Bindweed contributor, Evan Hay, on the publication of his novelette, Assemblage, within the fiction collection, Elastic Waxes in Unbounded Media.

Evan has contributed fiction to Bindweed and was published in Issue 11 in 2021.

We wish you all the best with your new publication, Evan!


Bindweed has exciting news: fiction and poetry prizes coming soon

We are thrilled to announce that starting in our next anthology, Winter Wonderland 2022, we will be offering ‘Editor’s pick’ prizes to three contributors. One £10.00 winner will be awarded for best fiction and two £5.00 winners will be awarded for best poetry for each anthology. The three winners will be featured in the anthology and names of the winners will be revealed when the anthology is ready for pre-order. Prizes will be made by PayPal only.

As Bindweed is a not-for-profit labour of love, all prize money comes from sales of our past issues.

All submissions received will be automatically considered for these prizes. You can read our submission guidelines here. We look forward to reading your work!


Midsummer Madness 2022: Bindweed Anthology is published!

Happy solstice everyone! To celebrate summer as it’s officially the longest day of the year, Midsummer Madness 2022 is now released!

To buy it as a Kindle eBook or paperback print anthology, check out the following links:

If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, it should also be free to read.

This is our first of two anthologies scheduled for 2022. We’re now reading submissions for Winter Wonderland, so if you’re a writer or poet, check out our submission guidelines.

Midsummer Madness 2022: Bindweed Anthology features poetry and fiction by: Kenneth Pobo; Marianna Boncek; Lynn White; William Doreski; Tonya Lailey; Pat Walsh; Devika Mathur; Brad Shurmantine; Jim Conwell; David Punter; Ken Poyner; Stephanie Russell; Alan Humm; Raymond Miller; Gary Beck; Allan Lake; Robert Rothman; Mark Totterdell; Ian Mullins; LB Sedlacek; Emma Lee; Clive Donovan; Jeffrey Dreiblatt; Lorraine Carey; James Babbs; Christopher Barnes; John Best; Michael Lee Johnson; Jerome Berglund; Barry O’Farrell; Jim Bates; Timothy Law; Paul Lewellan; Jim Meirose and Amy Finlay.


Leilanie and Joseph


Coming soon! Midsummer Madness 2022: Bindweed Anthology

One more day until publication! Midsummer Madness will be available tomorrow as an Ebook and Paperback anthology.

In the meantime, it’s business as usual: submissions are open for our second publication this year. Winter Wonderland 2022: Bindweed Anthology will be published on 21st December, so if you’re a writer or poet please check out our submission guidelines.