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Vine Leaves Literary Journal

About Vine Leaves: Vine Leaves will entwine you in atmosphere and wrap you in a world where literature ferments and then matures.

Contact Information:

Editors: Jessica Bell, Dawn Ius



Submission Information:

Genres: prose, poetry, script, art, photography, vignettes

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes Online submissions: no Reading period: rolling Response time: up to 2.5 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) Founded: 2011 Issues per year: 4 online, 1 print

Publisher’s description: In late 2011, Jessica Bell and Dawn Ius founded Vine Leaves Literary Journal to offer the vignette, a forgotten literary form, the exposure and credit it deserves.

The vignette is a snapshot in words, and differs from flash fiction or a short story in that its aim doesn’t lie within the traditional realms of structure or plot, instead it focuses on one element, mood, character, setting or object.

The journal, published quarterly online, is a lush synergy of atmospheric prose, poetry, photography and illustrations, put together with an eye for aesthetics as well as literary merit. The annual print anthology showcases the very best pieces that appeared in the journal.

Recent Issues:

Issue 7, July 2013: Air, water, earth and fire—the four elements considered to be the building blocks of the Universe. For more than 2,000 years, these elements have remained the cornerstone of philosophy, science and medicine. They are also the cornerstones of this issue. From the earthy cover to the fiery text within, our seventh issue breathes with life, and provides nourishment not only to quench your thirst for quality literature, but also our desire to support and nurture talent. As with each issue, we’ve selected a heady blend of poetry, prose and artwork that will both ground you—and leave you breathless.


last updated 07/29/2013