Spellbinder is a quarterly literary magazine based in Durham which celebrates emerging poets, short story writers, essayists, reviewers and visual artists from all backgrounds around the world. Spellbinder was founded by the alumni of Durham University’s Creative Writing Society.

They promote the works of those who are at the beginning of their literary careers, especially those who test the boundaries of media, form and convention. The magazine was established with the intention of capturing experimentalism, originality and innovation as it arises in the artistic and literary worlds. 

The Spellbinder annual competition celebrates the achievements of contributors by giving an award to the most successful submission within each genre category.

Spellbinder publishes regularly online through their blog and social media pages: