Vine Leaves Literary Journal

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Formats: 
Web, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
Cash
Issues per Year: 
4 x online, 1 x print
Issue Price: 
free
Subscription: 
free
Circulation: 
2,500 to 5,000
Editorial Focus: 

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 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.

Tips From the Editor: 

Nowadays, a vignette is what you call a snapshot in words. It differs from flash fiction or a short story in that its aim doesn’t lie within the traditional realms of structure or plot. Instead, the vignette focuses on one element, mood, character, setting, object, or if you’re clever, a unique and smooth blend of them all. It is the perfect form of writing for poetic descriptions, excellent for character or theme exploration and wordplay.

The language can be simple and minimalistic, or extravagantly crafted literary prose. It’s your choice. Write in the style and genre you are comfortable with and in the genre you love. There are no limits regarding style and genre. In fact, the vignette only has one rule: create an atmosphere, not a story.

Contact Information
Jessica Bell, Co-Publishing Editor
Konopisopoulou 31
Athens,
11524

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Last updated: January 10, 2014