We are now going to have to go against the grain and start charging to submit. The alternative is shutting the literary journal down. And I'm sure you don't really want that, right? Well, neither to do we.
So from September 1, 2016, we're going to charge you $5 AUD to submit to us. It pains us greatly—Greatly!—to do this. And we are really really sorry. But we don't want our leaves to dry up and die just yet, so we're going to see how this goes.
The upside is that you will have the choice to get double your money back, or a complementary print copy if your work is accepted. We hope this is a decent compromise.
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
If you'd like to donate a few coins to us, you can do so here.
~ The Vine Leaves Team