Monday, 12 December 2011

I can't believe we've actually filled a gap in the market ... but we have, and we are super proud!

My jaw is perpetually agape.

The response for the Vine Leaves Literary Journal has been absolutely amazing. I knew Dawn and I would be venturing into something quite original, but I really hadn't grasped just how original and wanted a journal like this was, until the submissions started rolling in with people saying how they've "written this piece of work, but have never known where to submit it before now."

It's really really exciting. We've filled a gap in the market! We've actually produced something that isn't just a do-over of something already done! And this is for Lenny ... How cool is that?

In only three weeks we've ...

  • read over 100 submissions ...
  • accepted pieces of work from 29 authors ...
  • still mulling over 9 pieces of work ...
  • have 45 unread submissions in our inbox ...

Want to add to the numbers of the last bullet point? Today is the deadline to submit for our inaugural issue, which will go live on January 6th, 2012. To see the submission guidelines, click HERE.

If you're accepted, you will be published alongside some very very amazing writers, artists and photographers, whom you may know as prolific bloggers as well, such as: Matthew MacNish, Michelle Davidson Argyle, Amie McCracken, Janice Phelps Williams, Madeline Sharples, Angela Felsted, J.R McRae, Laurel Garver, Stephen Parrish, Glynis SmyJanîce Leotti, and Jim Murdoch.

So would you like to be published alongside these amazing people and be a part of a journal that will (fingers crossed) take the literary world by storm? If you've got a vignette you'd like to submit, visit the website and find out how.


35 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of vignettes before reading about Vine Leaves. I have a few blogger friends who write vignettes on their blogs all the time. Before your journal came out, I thought the only place for pieces like that were on blogs. I look forward to reading the first issue.

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  2. Congrats on your new venture I know it will be successful.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Wow. It's becoming a literary phenomenon. How cool is that?

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  4. Wow, this is so exciting! I can not wait for your first issue. :)

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  5. That's terrific! You must be so excited! Can't wait to read it.

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  6. So proud of you! Thank you for introducing me to a new form of writing. I truly enjoyed reading and writing my piece! :)

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  7. It's great that you're getting such an overwhelming response! I hope the onslaught of creativity continues!

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  8. I am so thrilled and proud to have been accepted! Thank you and good luck! X

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  9. I am so thrilled and proud to have been accepted! Thank you and good luck! X

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  10. How awesome. So excited to read it.

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  11. I'm not going to lie, tears just welled up in my eyes.

    You two are brilliant on going this endeavor. The names I read were amazing. I can't wait to help you support in all the ways I possibly can! CONGRATULATIONS to all those being featured. What a beautiful gap you've filled. I hope that several people see the awesome that you're doing and word really gets out. I'm here if you need anything.

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  12. Congrats on such a successful venture!!

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  13. Congratulations on the success so far! Wow, I'd actually have to write something first...

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  14. Congratulations! Can't wait for that first issue!

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  15. Yay Jessica! I'm so glad that you're having such success.

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  16. I love that you've created something new - hard to do in this day and age. If I knew what a vignette was, I might try...Lol.
    Karen

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  17. Wow! It's got to be really hard to find an untapped spot on the market. Great work, and good job giving a voice to people who were having trouble finding an outlet!

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  18. My goodness, you've been busy! And look at all those great people who have work coming up in the journal! Fantastic.

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  19. What an awesome idea! I will try to submit something.

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  20. Wow. This is exciting! I should try to write a vignette too! :) I look forward to the first issue! :)

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  21. WOOT! So dang cool (congrats, guys)!

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  22. Congrats Jessica! That's amazing.

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  23. Very proud of you two, Jessica! I think this is great and I'm thrilled it is being so well received!

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  24. How absolutely awesome! You must have had thoughts in the beginning like, "What if everyone thinks this is stupid and no one wants to submit anything?" And yet you went ahead with it! And you've already been rewarded! Well done.

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  25. An excellent start, you have every reason to be super proud. I look forward to reading the first issue.

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  26. I'm so excited to be a part of this wonderful project. Congratulations on your great idea and great response.
    I can't wait for the book to come out.

    xoxo
    Madeline

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  27. This is the first time I've heard of this journal! I must've been hiding under a rock or something! :) Congratulations on filling a niche, that rocks!!

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  28. it's truly fantastic. You guys are doing something amazing. I can't wait to be a part~ :o) <3

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  29. It's such a great concept. I hope it does well Jessica.

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  30. How great that you're having such a turn out for this publication. I'll take a look and see if I can sub something. I'd love to be published with other writers that are going to appear in your journal.

    Glad I joined the Insecure Writer group. However, from what I've read, they're more accomplished writers than insecure ones here! :-)

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  31. What fun! Congrats to everyone who's been accepted so far!

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  32. I am only dissapointed that I found you a day late for submissions, but so excited to see what you accomplish! i'll hit ya later, no worries... So glad that I stumbled across your page.

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  33. What an amazing undertaking!
    Congrats, ladies!

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