Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Heard it through the grapevine...

You may have heard through the grape vine by now about a new venture I've started with the amazingly talented Jessica Bell. An online literary journal. (I know, I keep pinching myself, too.)

Well pop the cork on a fine bottle of merlot, my friends - Vine Leaves is open for submissions.

What the heck is Vine Leaves? I thought you’d never ask. It’s an online journal catering to a type of writing the publishing industry has yet to fully recognize. A snippet of atmosphere, a character tease, an excerpt from an unpublished piece of work , a poem, 800 words of…vomit? Beautiful vomit, of course.

Yes, a vignette.

Badass, right?

Yeah, I think so too, which is why Mr. Colin “badass” Farrel is this week’s (late) muse avatar. He has nothing to do with Vine Leaves other than provide the courage (and eye candy) to dive head first into this new world of literary publishing.

I’m loving it already. As we carefully review each submission, we’re dumbstruck by your absolute talent, your brilliant use of language, your ability to make us laugh – and cry. You’ve wowed us. Moved us. Inspired us.

What’s that? Not YOU? Well what are you waiting for? Take another few seconds to stare at Collin Farrel, and then head over to Vine Leaves for our submission guidelines and deadlines. 

- Dawn

The Book In My Bag Today: The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern


  1. Sounds fantastic! And I just finished THE NIGHT CIRCUS the other day. Couldn't put it down. Loved it!

  2. I saw that on Jessica's post this morning - congratulations!

  3. oh, yeah. Hottie McHottie. :D *snort* (Nerd!) I saw this, got Jess's email, and I want to send you something SO bad. I'm literally drowning over here. :p Maybe after the dang holidays. But I LOVE this idea, and I'm a mega supporter. :o) <3

  4. Robin - thanks for stopping by! I wish I had more time to read but it's been tough. Over the holidays for sure!

    Thanks, Alex :-)

    LTM, your support is super appreciated. Thank you. xoxo <3