The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012
In late 2011, Jessica Bell and Dawn Ius founded Vine Leaves Literary Journal to offer the vignette, a forgotten literary form, the exposure and credit it deserves. The vignette is a snapshot in words, and differs from flash fiction or a short story in that its aim doesn't lie within the traditional realms of structure or plot, instead it focuses on one element, mood, character, setting or object. The journal, published quarterly online, is a lush synergy of atmospheric prose, poetry, photography and illustrations, put together with an eye for aesthetics as well as literary merit. The annual print anthology showcases the very best pieces from across the year. From the haunting prose ofTheresa Milsteinand Carrie Mumford, to the controversial and quirky work ofH. Edgar HixandGreg Belliveau, the pathological effects of cigarettes and apple seeds, ice sculptures and mental illness are explored. We meet a lovable old man named Joseph and find out out how the good old washing machine can change one's life. Oh, and how could we forget a mention of the mother with the scissors? Each vignette merges to create a vivid snapshot in time and place. Prepare for big stories in small spaces, between and beyond the words. Read one at a time. Taste them. Savour them.Live them."
- Paperback | 150 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 17.78mm | 249.47g
- 01 Dec 2012
- Vine Leaves Press
- United Kingdom
- 1, colour illustrations