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Literary Magazine

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Spellbinder is a quarterly literary and art magazine which celebrates artists, dramatists and poets, as well as fiction and nonfiction writers. Inclusivity and diversity are at the core of Spellbinder’s ethos.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1 month*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    52 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    5.07%*
    Chill Subs tracker stats

Pays£3

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: £ 3

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: £ 3

Nonfiction - 3000 words max

Max words: 3000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: £ 3

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 100

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: £ 3

Poetry

Max lines: 40

Max pieces: 2

Payment: £ 3

Free verse, formal verse and anything in between is welcome.

Translation

Payment: £ 3

No specific limitations

Art

Max pieces: 3

Payment: £ 3

Themed

Photography

Max pieces: 3

Payment: £ 3

Themed

Play

Max pieces: 1

Payment: £ 3

Stage or Screen, max 5 A4 pages. Monologues welcome.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Google / other forms

  • Cover letter

    We do not ask for a cover letter or bio when you submit so that we can be objective when making decisions on submissions. If accepted, we will ask for a 100-word bio in the third person.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Submit all written work as a singular .doc/.docx/.odf attachment. Do not send your work as a .pdf. Please name your file names as the title of your work, regardless of the file extension. All works should be typed in 12 point font and single-spacing. Centre your title and number the pages of your document.

  • Author's rights

    We ask for first-time publication rights, but all rights revert back to the author after publication. We kindly ask that if your piece is published elsewhere in the future, that you please credit Spellbinder with its initial publication.

  • Additional info

    Available in print and online. We currently are not able to provide contributor copies but we hope to be able to offer a discount to our contributors once we have the funds. Pays! £3

Tracker statistics

118

Total submissions tracked

52 days

Average response time

5.07%

Average acceptance rate

19 days

Fastest response time

100 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 242 days, 152 days

Сhill Subs is able to provide internal statistics because you use our tracker! You're the best!

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

3.70%

12-month average acceptance rate

54 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres

    Always open

    General

    Open

About

Spellbinder was founded in 2020 by a group of students who were based in Durham, England, at the time, and who had first met at the Durham University Creative Writing Society. The team has now grown to proudly include editors from a range of different countries around the world, all generously devot...

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Founded

2020

Country

GB

www.spellbindermag.com

Masthead

    Editor Amber Natalie Kennedy avatar

    Amber Natalie Kennedy

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Linda Arrighi avatar

    Linda Arrighi

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Doriana Dyakova avatar

    Doriana Dyakova

    Poetry Co-Editor

    Editor Bruna Gomes avatar

    Bruna Gomes

    Fiction Co-Editor

    Editor Ashlynn Zhang avatar

    Ashlynn Zhang

    Fiction Co-Editor

    Editor Kate Cooper avatar

    Kate Cooper

    Art Editor

    Editor Lara Morgan avatar

    Lara Morgan

    Drama Editor