Submission Guidelines

We’re closed to submissions while we read through a huge backlog – thank you to everyone who has submitted – we will be in touch soon. Please don’t submit new work as unfortunately we’ll have to delete it unread until we can read through our backlog (5 September 2021)

Read the interview with Editor-in-Chief, Leilanie Stewart, on Six Questions For

1 πŸƒ NO ATTACHMENTS PLEASE. After an encounter with a nasty virus, we won’t take the risk – please copy and paste into the body of an email.

2 πŸƒ COMPLETED WORKS ONLY PLEASE. The editors will not look at any revisions once an offer for publication has been made. We will amend typos before publication.

3 πŸƒ Simultaneous submissions are fine but please let us know if your work is published elsewhere.

4 πŸƒ Please mark clearly the name you wish to be published under, if your pen name is different from your legal name. If not marked clearly, and we publish under the wrong name, we reserve the right not to make any corrections upon publication.

5 πŸƒ If you wish to, you can include a THIRD PERSON BIO and links to your blog/ website/ social media. If no bio is provided, we’ll simply use your name under your work upon publication.

6 πŸƒ All work submitted to Bindweed must be unpublished. This includes on personal blogs/Twitter accounts/Facebook, etc. Work published in Bindweed Magazine will appear on the homepage and archived under the relevant issue.

7 πŸƒ PLEASE TAKE NOTE: If you have used irregular line spacing, tabs or centre justification, it may not appear this way on the homepage due to the nature of the Ezine.

8 πŸƒ Please note that if you withdraw your work from publication after having previously confirmed the offer of publication, any future submissions at a later date will not be read.

9 πŸƒ Please query after 12 weeks/ 3 months if you haven’t had a response. Bindweed is run by a couple of writers with full-time day jobs (and an energetic pre-schooler!) and is done so as a labour-of-love: things can get slow around here!

🌺 POETRY: 6 poems in the body of the email. Maximum length 50 lines. Any style welcome.

🌺 PROSE: Fiction of up to 3000 words copied into the body of the email. Any theme fine.

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Acceptance means that Bindweed Magazine has first electronic publication rights. Upon publication, all rights revert immediately to the author. If you republish later, please remember to cite Bindweed Magazine as your first bloom 🌺.