We are now permanently closed to submissions. Our next and final issue (Issue #19) will be published mid 2017. It is our hugest issue yet, with over 250 pages. Keep your eyes peeled for our final big splash!
Issue #19 will be a nice thick coffee-table style book in full premium colour, printed on 70lb matte paper, with a case laminate cover. It will also be available to purchase at retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, and Chapters Indigo for at least five years through Vine Leaves Press.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the journal over the years. It has been an amazing journey! Please note, our press (Vine Leaves Press) is NOT shutting down. It's our literary journal ONLY that is ceasing.
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 …
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