An Interview with the Editors

The first episode of Spellchats is here and we hope you are as excited as we are. The first introductory episode is an interview with Editor-in-Chief Amber Kennedy and Nonfiction Editor Linda Arrighi. Get to know all the ins and outs of Spellbinder by listening to the first episode! Hosted by Doriana Dyakova. TRANSCRIPT: DD:… Continue reading An Interview with the Editors

Witches and Wizards

This post will offer some guidance to help you respond to the following Spellbinder Instagram prompt, and will be especially useful for script writers. Write a scene or a script about a modern witch or wizard. Explore this unusual character, their dreams and fears, and how they navigate the world. Delve into the stark contrast… Continue reading Witches and Wizards

Magical Matter

This post will offer some guidance to help you respond to the following Spellbinder Instagram prompt, and will be especially useful for fiction writers. Write a fiction piece about a magical but otherwise ordinary looking object. How is it magical? How did it become that way? Who will find out about its secret powers? Will they… Continue reading Magical Matter

Crazy Collage Creatures

This post will offer some guidance to help you respond to the following Spellbinder Instagram prompt, and will be especially useful for artists. Draw or paint a creature which is a mix of unrelated things. Here are some examples: sand + frog, plant + octopus, fluff + dinosaur, peach + llama. Have fun and come… Continue reading Crazy Collage Creatures

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Art

There is a long-standing cultural study of and interest in the cross-over between visual arts, dance and magic. Critics have written a lot about how these forms can complement and inspire each other, and artists have often sought an interdisciplinary approach in order to expand the horizons of their particular form. If you are interested… Continue reading An Interdisciplinary Approach to Art

Writing Routes

The literary arts is a very broad field which this post will attempt to navigate. This is designed to encourage you to experiment with different forms and submit work to our magazine that does not fall into the more common categories of the short story and the poem, although we love receiving these too! Poetry… Continue reading Writing Routes

A Guide to Literary Museums

If you are a writer, you will want to learn about successful works that have achieved widespread acclaim. This will inspire you and assist you with the development of your ideas. Even if you’re not a writer, it’s still fun to visit museums and appreciate the stories behind great creators. This guide will list some… Continue reading A Guide to Literary Museums

Visual Art Communities

This post will share a few of my ideas for getting the most out of visual art communities and suggest some activities which may be useful in this sort of setting. If you are part of an art club, it is always enjoyable to produce something collaboratively. This works most effectively when you utilize the… Continue reading Visual Art Communities

Finding the Unidentifiable

This post should inspire you to think creatively in relation to the following prompt and is especially targeted at script writers. Create a scene where characters feel a spiritual or unidentifiable energy and interact with it. Play with how the different characters react and express their opinions and beliefs surrounding the existence and authenticity of… Continue reading Finding the Unidentifiable