Friday, January 6, 2012
Vine Leaves now live!
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.
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.
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.)
The Book In My Bag Today: Survivor in Death, J.D. Robb