A Young Journal Seeks Submissions
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 from across the year.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award and would like to invite writers to submit their best manuscript of vignettes.
Submissions open: June 1, 2013 – February 1, 2014
Prize: $500 + Publication in early 2015 by
Journal and staff websites. Author will receive a 50% royalty on all eBook and print sales.
Dan Holloway is the author of several novels and poetry collections, the ringmaster of New Libertines, a touring band of poets. He has set up a new publishing imprint 79 Rat Press to publish his conceptual work, including Evie and Guy a novel in numbers, and curate conceptual literature shows, such as NOTHING TO SAY. Dan also writes for The Guardian.
The Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award includes a cash prize of $500, publication by Vine Leaves Press (paperback and eBook), 20 copies of the paperback, worldwide distribution, and promotion through Vine Leaves Literary Journal and staff websites. Author will receive a 50% royalty on all eBook and print sales.
Manuscripts are judged by Vine Leaves Literary Journal staff, and guest judge, Dan Holloway. This competition is open to vignettes in English (poetry and/or prose), written by authors anywhere in the world. Individual pieces in a manuscript may have been previously published in magazines, print or web journals, or anthologies, but the work as a whole must be unpublished (this includes previously self-published books.)
For submission guidelines, please go to: http://www.vineleavesliteraryjournal.com/contests.html
*The online submission system will be accepting Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award manuscripts between June 1, 2013 – February 1, 2014.