Good news – the #3-issue of the Vine Leaves Literary Journal is out since last Friday! Another lovingly and skilfully crafted issue that you should check out by all means (and not only because they published one of my poems). The two editors, Jessica Bell and Dawn Ius, have specialized this Literary Journal in vignettes, be they prose or poems, and publish original artwork as well.
Now, what exactly is a vignette, pray tell? Here's the editors' explanation:
"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.
So do check out this latest issue, enjoy and – if you're a writer – submit one of your own pieces if you feel it might be convenient for the Vine Leaves…