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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Correction--Spellbound Call for Submissions

I mistakenly posted incorrect Spellbound calls for submissions and dates in the previous blog. The following is the correct information. Thanks, Rosi, for letting me know.

 Spellbound is a children's fantasy e-zine for 8-12 year olds. Authors and poets are welcome to submit their own artwork to accompany their stories and poems. Artwork should be submitted as per the art guidelines. Please understand artwork, poetry, and prose will be evaluated separately, and there is no guarantee that any or all “companion” work will be accepted together.

Please note this is a Middle Grade reader publication, not Young Adult.Themes and Submissions Periods

· Winter 2013: Giants, Reading/Submissions Period: July 1 – September 30, 2013

· Spring 2014: Dwarves, Reading/Submissions Period: October 1 – December 31, 2013

· Summer 2014: Sea Monsters, Reading/Submissions Period: January 1 – March 31, 2014

· Fall 2014: Magical Cats: Reading/Submissions Period: April 1 –  June 30, 2014

· Winter 2014: Elementals: Reading/Submissions Period: July 1 – September 30, 2014

All submissions will receive a response.


Fiction Editor: Raechel Henderson

Word limit = 2,500
Payment = 2.5 cents per word
Rights bought: First World Electronic English-language Rights
Multiple submissions okay
No simultaneous submissions

We’re looking for stories involving magic, myth, legend and adventure in a fantasy setting. We want Spellbound to introduce children to fantasy in all its wonderful forms.

What we’re especially interested in seeing

· Young protagonists and showing girls in “heroic” roles.

· Non-Western European settings, characters and stories.

· Minorities and disabled characters.

· Stories where children protagonists have an active role in the story’s resolution.

Please send fiction submissions to Send submissions in the body of the e-mail. No attachments!




  1. This is really interesting. I'll be passing this along to some writer friends. Thanks.

  2. Hugs to you for bringing the mistake to my attention.

  3. Thank you for posting about our guidelines and reading periods. I wanted to pass on that we have started reading for a special, fairy tale themed edition of Spellbound which will be published in print and electronic. The guidelines can be found here:

  4. Thanks, Raechel. I'll pass along this information.