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Vine Leaves Literary Journal 158

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About

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 …

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Country of Publication

Australia

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: Young adults.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Closed

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Action-Adventure Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Romance RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Western WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 800 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Closed

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 800 words; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Token payment (under 1 US cent per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Action-Adventure Action-AdventureOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Romance RomanceOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Western WesternOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 40 lines; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under US$5 per poem) to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Pay ranges from Token payment (under US$5 per poem) to Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Closed

Send us a piece of work you believe represents a slice of life.

Dates:
Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 10 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Monetary payment Monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No OK OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Mar 2017
Date Added: 22 Nov 2011

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