Dawn Ius, co-publishing editor with Jessica Bell, has recently stepped down. The blog post about it is HERE.
Jessica has needed to do some new hiring. The Vine Leaves staff is posted HERE.
Since Vine Leaves started in 2012, I’ve been an avid reader. The journal introduced me to vignettes and got me writing them too. My piece “Left Behind” was published in their April issue and in their Best of Vine Leaves, 2012. They also published my poem “Catty-Corner” in their July 2012 issue.
I’m happy to announce I’m now part of the Vine Leaves Literary Journal team, working as a Publishing Editor’s Assistant. My bio is HERE.
In the last month, I’ve performed a few tasks:
The 1st task was to set up a Pinterest page. I’d be thrilled if you’d visit, especially if you followed it too. Here’s the LINK.Please click it and tell me what you think.
My 2nd job was to vote on the shortlist poem for the April 2014 issue, which is coming soon.
And now my 3rd assignment has been to read the 2014 quarter-finalist list for The Annual Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award and help choose the semi-finalists and grand finalist. Details about the contest are HERE.
It’s been a rewarding month for me, but I’m adding it to my list of items to juggle:
Family (is a priority always)
My job (gives me satisfaction… and a paycheck)
Special Education classes (are a lot of work but will be done soon-ish!)
Writing: (fulfilling-frustrating-need it like breathing)
Editing (it’s a learning experience and rewarding)
This gives me 5 items to juggle and I’m horribly uncoordinated. Have you seen me dance?
I need to make sure I make time for things that matter and I also need to make sure that I don’t get lulled into treating my responsibilities at Vine Leaves as a replacement for actually writing.
But I won’t let that happen, right?
So the only downside is that I can no longer submit my pieces to Vine Leaves. It’s totally worth it.
What are you juggling now?
Are all your balls in the air or are you dropping any?