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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

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Submissions closed: we’re on holiday!

Temporary delay to our publishing schedule for the next 2 weeks as we’re on a much-needed staycation. Bear with us; poetry and fiction that is due to be published will still go live when we can grab a moment, but due to a backlog of submissions, we can’t read any new work for the last few weeks of August. Keep checking in and we’ll be back soon…

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Book shout: new novel The Buddha’s Bone by Bindweed Editor in Chief, Leilanie Stewart

Bindweed Editor in Chief, Leilanie Stewart‘s second novel, The Buddha’s Bone, is forthcoming on 25th October 2021. You can pre-order the Ebook from Amazon.com, Amazon UK and all other major online bookstores.

Paperback coming soon…

Synopsis of The Buddha’s Bone: Kimberly Thatcher is a Londoner who sets off to teach English in Japan on a one year contract. After suffering a brutal sexual assault at the hands of a fellow non-Japanese teaching colleague, a friend who betrays her trust, she is forced on a soul-searching journey. What happens when you look into the abyss? Can Kimberly overcome the trauma and forge a new identity in a journey of-

Death. Cremation. Rebirth.

Remember, if you are a past Bindweed contributor and you have a new poetry collection, book of short stories, novel or novella forthcoming or recently published, let us know and we’ll give it a shout!