Happy half-term break to all the teachers out there. As for me, I’ll be reading in the park instead of in class for the next week. I’m seriously behind with my reading, mainly because of having a whole year sucked into a black hole that was my Tribunal case. That leaves a lot of catching up on my to-do  list!


When things get on top of you!

This week, I printed off a copy of my submission tracker, which needs updating. I hate to get behind with which batch of poems or short story has been sent to what magazine and an up to date tracker helps avoid sim subs.

Of course, Bindweed Magazine is powering ahead with a multitude of great poetry and its first fiction publication on 21 May – and many more to come. I’ve now got a great line up of prose and verse on the publishing schedule seeing Bindweed through to September so far, and the submissions keep coming.

Writing, editing, agenting, promoting…whew! But it’s worth it. It’s all for the love of the art. After all, isn’t that why we do it?

About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of educational books. Literary blog: https://leilaniestewart.com/ Meandi Books: http://meandibooks.bigcartel.com/ Bindweed Magazine: https://bindweedmagazine.wordpress.com/

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