The Shortlist

This page showcases and celebrates the poetry and fiction submissions which were shortlisted during our selection process. We regularly receive brilliant submissions which just don’t quite make it into the Spellbinder issues. Most of the time, the editors are really impressed by these submissions but have to make a decision which factors in the vision of Spellbinder and the limited page space available. In recognition of the talent of these poets and fiction writers, we want to let them know how close they came and how much we enjoyed receiving their work.

Poetry shortlist – Summer 2022

Corinna BoardThe Woman Outside my Window
Elizabeth BartonMoon Ride
Jo BahdoShark at the Shore
Julie SampsonDrawing in through the farm track
Dagne ForestSingle Event Upset
Greta UnetichEvening Rain (Haiku)
Chris CampbellMinutes Tiptoe
Mike WilsonPlaying Possum
Frank BrunnerThe Dweomered Maiden
Timothy EG BartelCoins can kill

Fiction shortlist – Summer 2022

A.J. PellegrinoA Friendly Face in the Dark
Kenneth PoboSeasoning