Effective immediately, Anita, Cameron, Gillian and Tino are promoted to the associate editors in appreciation of their contribution to Vestal Review.

Thank you very much

Mark & Sue

Question: Why was my story rejected?

A short answer: your story wasn’t rejected because it was bad, but because other stories were better.

A longer answer: your story wasn’t rejected because it was bad, but because other stories were better for this publication in this editor’s mind at this time.

Vestal Review is pleased to announce the following Pushcart nominations:
 
Print Issue 47: “’Dorian Gray” by Hugh Behn-Steinberg.
Print Issue 47: “The Short Story of Luis” by Thomas Sanfilip
Print Issue 47: “The Bottom of Your Shoe” by Michaela Elias.
 
Congratulations, Hugh, Thomas and Michaela.

Our contributor Paul Negri won the Gold Medal prize in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing Competition. This is the second time in a row he won a Gold Medal: last year for a novella and this year for a short story. The judge who gave him the award this year is Adam Johnson,who won the Pulitzer prize for his novel “The Orphan Master’s Son,” and the National Book Award for his story collection, “Fortune Smiles.”
 
Link to Paul’s story.