Awards

Sundress publications Best of the Net 2006 Gordon Grice “The White Cat” from The Vestal Review Dzanc Books  Best of the Web 2009: Marcela Fuentes – An Ugly Man – Vestal Review The Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions of 2009 ROBERT  OLEN  BUTLER,   “Intercourse” from The Vestal Review The Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions of 2010 KATE  BLAKINGER,   “Living in Reverse”  from The Vestal Review The Wigleaf Top 50 Very Short Fictions of 2011 Hirsch, Aubrey, “Why We Never Talk About Sugar,” VESTAL REVIEW (Issue 37) Longlist: The Wigleaf Top 50 (2013) Herriott, Andrew. “The…

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7 word contest

Contest 1 Based on the combined results of the “likes,” the poll and the editorial wisdom, the following is the winning entry: Drew Coomer. Homer wishes Emily found only a rose.  Contest 2 The voting is closed and the results are in. Based on the combination of the votes and editorial wisdom, the winner is Jonathan Cardew for his “Intake nicotine. Close eyes. There. What chicken?” Contest 3 Based on the combined results of the “likes” and the editorial wisdom, the following is the winning entry: Christopher James “Bedknobs and…

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A first reader is needed

We are looking for a first reader to join our editorial team. It’s a non-paying job, but you will gain valuable experience in this exciting field of magazine publishing. Required qualifications: Love of flash fiction Good critiquing skills Broadband connection at home Availability to read 20-30 500-word or shorter stories a week (no critiquing is necessary) Good communication skills Light computer skills An ability to promote the magazine on the social media Everything at Vestal Review is done on Submittable and we communicate via email. No travel is required. The…

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Poll: Compensation & Exposure

Dear fellow writer. Let’s resolve the question of chicken and eggs pseudo-scientifically—does an author have a right to cash payment, or copies of his published work, above and beyond just plain exposure, or is exposure enough? To be clear, we’re aware that most if not all authors crave exposure. This is just the nature of writing; we want to share it with the world. But do you feel that the publisher owes you something more than just exposure for your work? Do you consider compensation—whether it’s in copies, subscription, or…

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