Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vine Leaves Literary Journal - inaugural issue out January 6

A new book of poetry will be born tomorrow. It’s called Vine Leaves Literary Journal created by Jessica Bell and Dawn Ius. 

And I’m so excited to say that one of my poems is in this inaugural issue. I am thrilled to be among the wonderful poets with works chosen to appear in Issue #01, January 2012.

According to the Vine Leaves website the mission of this journal is to provide a poetic form sorely missing from the world of literature. They creators say:

"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.

The vignette.

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 …" 

So, please go ahead and click here for a free downloadable copy – tomorrow.  For more information about editors Jessica and Dawn please read about them here.


Jessica Bell said...

Thank you so much for the shout out! :o) Your piece is absolutely wonderful. but I just want to make clear that it's more than poetry, it's prose too! :o) xoxo

madeline40 said...

Thanks for including my piece in this wonderful journal. I'm so proud to be amongst such great and professional writers. I look forward to the next issue.