Friday, January 6, 2012

Vine Leaves now live!

I've been out of the magazine and newspaper business for quite some time, but this past week has reminded of why I miss it.

The inaugural issue of Vine Leaves Literary Journal launched today, and when I stop temporarily hating the sight of it (several days of layout and editing and I'm a bit burnt out), I know I'm going to be proud of it.

The January issue is 56 pages (er, yeah, 56 pages) of pure awesome text and imagery. Our contributors knocked it out of the park, supplying us with the raw goods to pull this thing together.

It's beautiful.

Not necessarily aesthetically... (though the artwork and photographs are beautiful...just check out that cover image of Jane Austen's writing desk!) But we're still developing style guides and as the magazine evolves, so too will the layout. Despite this, the contents are beautiful.

Stunning, actually.

We know it's a lot of pages, but the second issue isn't out until April - giving you lots of time to pour a glass of your favorite wine and peruse the vignettes in Vine Leaves, where fine literature ferments...and then matures.

As always, Jessica and I would love your feedback.

And of course, submissions for the second issue are open. Check out the website for our guidelines and deadlines. (And artists/photographers, we'd love to see more from YOU this time around.)

Enjoy!

- Dawn

The Book In My Bag Today: Survivor in Death, J.D. Robb




8 comments:

  1. Dawn, you are fabulous!!! Your hard work is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing all this with us!

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    1. Thank you! We really hope you enjoy the magazine. I'm already excited about the second issue already :-)

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  2. Saw the announcement earlier on Jessica's blog. Congratulations, ladies! Told Jessica I'd do a shout-out on Monday during the Ninja News.

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    1. Thank you Alex! How do I find Ninja News?

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  3. it is GORGEOUS! I love it, and I've already read the pieces by Matt, Angela, and Nicole. (Some of those were second readings.) Love love LOVE it!

    You should be super proud~

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    1. LTM, you're beautiful and wonderful and so supportive. Thank you! Hope you'll send some of work out way for the second issue :-) <3

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  4. Dawn, thanks for all your hard work on this project - it shows!

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    1. Thank you! We are very proud of it - and are honoured so many people entrusted us with their work. SO MUCH TALENT out there :-)

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