WELCOME TO VINEYARD LITERARY
Chronic Pain Disorder by Brigit Young
Men Thank God For Tears by Michael Rather
A Tree in Autumn by Jennifer Cahill
Cover Art - "Wearing Happiness" by Shoora Majedian
Mud by Amy Mackin
"The six houses on our street each sat on a graduated incline, but our slope was the sharpest, it being on the crest. Hiding spots were hard to find."
CURRENT SUBMISSIONS PERIODS
ISSUE FOUR GENERAL SUBMISSIONS | FICTION, NONFICTION, AND POETRY
-CLOSING JANUARY 2023
"PLACE AND SETTING" CONTEST | FICTION AND POETRY
-CLOSING MARCH 2023
WINTER PROSE AND POETRY CONTEST - $100 PRIZE
-CLOSING MARCH 1ST 2023
FOOD/WINE/COCKTAIL REVIEWS AND ESSAYS
WE ARE OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Welcome to Vineyard Literary, an online venue for excellent fiction, poetry, and artwork. When submitting to us, consider the initial connotations of a vineyard: the rolling fields, vines, the golden sun, grapes distilled to wine of all kinds—salted, dry, sweet, peppered—and the delicious food pairings that wine can have. Consider the pound of cool rain, the drip of sweat and powder of dry dirt beneath bare feet, and restaurants with glitzy patios, humans joining together for tastings, clinking glasses, laughter.
Then consider the darker connotations. Crushing and barreling. Pretention, snobbery, people drinking entire dollar bottles from plastic cups alone, the implications if grapes had voices and could scream. Consider what lurks in the silent fields at night, or the vintage labels only available to millionaires and politicians, and what those bottles would witness from their shelves.
After that, consider what we haven’t considered. For everything we’ve said above, there’s infinite connotations and moments that went unsaid, unwitnessed, untasted. Give us those, too.
Most of all, Vineyard just wants to get drunk on good story.