ENTER THE 2nd VINE LEAVES VIGNETTE COLLECTION AWARD
Submissions open: June 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015
Prize: $500 + Publication in early 2016 by Vine Leaves Press + 20 copies
Guest Judge: Sara Sargent, Editor with Simon & Schuster
by Amanya Maloba
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Grand Finalist of the 2014 Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award!
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The world of literature nowadays is so diverse, open-minded and thriving in experimental works, that there doesn’t seem to be any single form of written art missing from it ... you would think. But there is.
It’s rare for a literary magazine to accept the "vignette" as a publishable piece of literature. Why? Because it is not a “proper story.” We beg to differ.
So, what is a vignette?
"Vignette" is a word that originally meant "something that may be written on a vine-leaf." It’s 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 or object. It's descriptive, excellent for character or theme exploration and wordplay. Through a vignette, you create an atmosphere.
Vine Leaves, will entwine you in atmosphere; wrap you in a world where literature ferments and then matures …