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Showing posts with label Published. Show all posts

Monday, December 10, 2012

Best of Vine Leaves Anthology 2012

Today launches an exciting anthology of micro-fiction and poetry, the creative brainchild of authors Jessica Bell and Dawn Ius. The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012 is a wholly unique project; there isn't another collection out there like it. Here's Vine Leaves's twist: Every selection within, whether prose, poetry or script, is a vignette.

"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 does not lie within the realms of traditional structure or plot. 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. 

The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012 is a book of brief offerings that pack powerful punches, perfect for everyone on your holiday gift list. (Available at by the end of this week.) Here's where you can find this gem of a collection today:

To order directly from eMergent Publishing, click here.

Important Vine Leaves Literary Magazine and eMergent Publishing links:

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Literary Foray

Literary Foray, a new anthology of literary fiction short stories, is now available for pre-order.  I'm extra excited about this book.  Not only is one of my short stories featured, but there are stories and poems by my real life sister and several of my close writer/blogger friends!  Beneath this book's hauntingly beautiful coverart, you'll find work by Jessica Bell, Matthew Rush (a.k.a. Matthew MacNish), Mara McBain, Adriana Noir, Noelle Eisenhauer (my sister :D) and me, alongside the work of 24 other authors and poets.

The book is in editing post-production, but you can pre-order at  And, it's available at a discounted price from the publisher's online store.  Details at Pill Hill

Tomorrow, I will be Carolyn Abiad's guest at her blog Serendipity.  My post will be the first in a series about international romance and how it affects a writer's work.  As many of you know, I was a Peace Corps Volunteer, and I met my husband while we were both working in Africa.  I hope you join me at Serendipity tomorrow for my discussion and photos!

What about you?  Any news you'd like to share with me?  I have confetti....

Monday, November 8, 2010

Awesome NEWS!!


Have you heard??  Jessica Bell at The Alliterative Allomorph has landed a publishing contract!  Lucky Press LLC is publishing her debut novel, whose working title is Dead in the Corner of my Bedroom.  Way to go, Jess!!!

Click here to congratulate her! --> JESSICA

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Guess What This Is a Picture of:

This is the gorgeous cover art for the upcoming anthology Literary Foray that accepted my short story "Homage" for publication!

And, this is not even the best news...

One of my cyber BFFs -- my critique partner who is a wildly talented author and blogger you all know and love -- Jessica Bell @ The Alliterative Allomorph will also be published in the same anthology.  How COOL is that?  I can't wait to read her short "How Long Do the Lights Stay On?"!!

The anthology is still accepting submissions, and will be published through Pill Hill Press.  For more information and submission guidelines, click HERE.

Wishing you a spectacular day!