Tuesday, December 11

Posted by Laurel Garver on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7 comments

I'm excited to announce the release of The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2012 anthology! My fiction vignette, New Hues, was selected to appear in this wonderful volume, jam-packed with evocative poetry and prose from 108 contributors.

Here's the description from Goodreads:
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 that appeared in the journal.

From the haunting prose of Theresa Milstein and Carrie Mumford, to the controversial and quirky work of H. Edgar Hix and Greg Belliveau, the pathological effects of cigarettes and apple seeds, ice sculptures and mental illness, a lovable old man named Joseph, and how the good old washing machine can change one's life. Oh, and how could we forget 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 them one at a time. Savour them. Taste them.

Live them.

To purchase, go to: http://emergent-publishing.com/bookstore/the-best-of-vine-leaves-literary-journal-2012/

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  1. Congrats Laurel! So excited for you and the other authors I know whose work is being published here.

    1. Thanks, Natalie. It's a jam-packed collection of very vivid writing. I'm excited to be included!

  2. I am beyond thrilled for this release and feel so blessed to be a part of it!! It's wonderful that we're in this together, Laurel.

    1. Absolutely! It's a thrill--we're in marvelous company.

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    1. Thanks, Jenn. It's a really cool magazine, and a thrill to be chosen for the annual anthology.

  4. Congrats! I can't wait to read it!