Spellbound: Children’s Fantasy E-zine

Spellbound is a children’s fantasy e-zine for kids 8-12 years of age. 

Spellbound: A children's fantasy e-zinePublished quarterly, each issue contains fantasy stories, poetry, art and more all centered around a featured creature.  Issues come in a DRM-free ePub format.  The e-zine can be read on Nooks, Kindles, iPads, Kobos and many other ereaders, as well as laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones.

Spellbound is dedicated to putting together a publication that emphasizes diversity and inclusiveness.  We actively seek stories, poetry and artwork that reflect a wide range of cultures, and characters. We believe that stories are important and can change the world and we hope to have a positive impact on young readers.

Pick up a gift subscription by entering the e-mail address of the reader you love.  Four issues of magical reading will be delivered via e-mail throughout the year. Only $24.

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Past Issues

Click on the cover to learn more about each issue and to buy your copy.

Spellbound Winter 2012 Issue: Rings and other Magic Things Spellbound Spring 2013 Issue: Changelings and Doppelgangers Spellbound Summer 2013 Issue: Dragons Spellbound Fall 2013 Issue: Creatures of the Deep, Dark Woods Spellbound Winter 2013: Giants! Cover art by Karen Ann Hollingsworth

Subscribe or Buy Issues

Spellbound Gift Subscription
Give the young reader in your life a year of magical reading. Enter the e-mail address for the recipient and add to cart. Issues of Spellbound will be delivered to them and billing information will be sent to you. Four issues of Spellbound delivered to your inbox throughout the year (December 1, March 1, July 1 & September 1).
Year Subscription to Spellbound E-zine
One year's subscription to Spellbound E-zine includes four issues in ePub format. Each issue features stories, poems, artwork, riddles, featured creatures and more. Read issues on your favorite e-reader.
Spring 2014 Issue: Dwarves
The Spring 2014 Issue of Spellbound, featuring Dwarves. Includes fiction, poetry and artwork in ePub format.
Winter 2013 Issue: Giants
The Winter 2013 Issue of Spellbound, featuring Giants. Includes fiction, poetry and artwork in ePub format.
Bundle of First Year's Issues of Spellbound
The first year's issues of Spellbound in a convenient zip file bundle. You'll get Rings and Other Magic Things, Changelings, Dragons, and Creatures of the Deep, Dark Woods, all in ePub format.
Spellbound Subscription Renewal
Spellbound Subscription Renewal
Renew your subscription of Spellbound to make sure you don't miss out on any of the magic! Four issues of Spellbound delivered to your inbox throughout the year (December 1, March 1, July 1 & September 1). ~ Only use if you are renewing an existing subscription. ~
Fall 2013 Issue: Creatures of the Deep, Dark Woods
The Fall 2013 Issue of Spellbound, featuring Creatures of the Deep, Dark Woods. Includes fiction, poetry and artwork in ePub format.
Summer 2013 Issue: Dragons
The Summer 2013 Issue of Spellbound, featuring Dragons. Includes fiction, poetry and artwork in ePub format.
Spring 2013 Issue: Changelings and Doppelgängers
The Spring 2013 Issue of Spellbound, featuring Changelings and Doppelgängers. Includes fiction, poetry and artwork in ePub format.
Winter 2012 Issue: Rings and Other Magic Things
The Winter 2012 Issue of Spellbound, featuring Rings and Other Magic Things. Includes fiction, poetry and artwork in ePub format.

What they are saying about Spellbound 

“I can’t recommend this e-zine enough for young fantasy lovers (and us not-so-younguns as well!) or young readers you want to introduce the fantasy genre to. With each issue of Spellbound, young readers will find themselves in a world of magic, tricksy creatures, surprising wonders, and so much more!” - Word Spelunking

This chapbook-format quarterly distinguishes itself from a host of other small press f/sf magazines by aiming squarely at the juvenile audience. It scores a direct hit, too, with high-calibre stories, poetry, and articles focused on the “feature creature” of the issue and on other folklore/fairy tale/mythology themes. – Donna Farley, Black Gate

It’s great to see people putting out fantasy magazines for children.  Spellbound has a good variety of stories for younger readers. – Dave Kirtley, Tangent

As a reviewer of children’s and young adult material, as an author of the same genres, and as a mother of three creative children, I high recommend Spellbound. – Jennifer LB Leese

The relaunch of Spellbound wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of our Kickstarter backers!

How to read Spellbound

Spellbound is published in ePub format. The ePub format is readable by a variety of different e-readers and programs.  Click here to find out more.

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Gallery of Previous Issues’ Cover Art

Join the conversation! 4 Comments

  1. I have a dragon story I would like to submit. Where do I email it?

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    • Raechel Henderson

      Guidelines can be found at eggplantproductions.com/general-guidelines/guidelines-for-spellbound-e-zine/

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  2. I have a story with a great female protagonist. It’s entertaining and engaging and has some magic. But, it does not center around a supernatural creature. Does that matter? Are you open to non-fantastical creature stories?

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    • Raechel Henderson

      Hi there!

      We’re sticking pretty tightly to our themes at the moment. However, if your story even briefly touches upon one of the themes, feel free to submit it during that reading period.

      Thanks,

      Raechel

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