This category is closed for submissions.
A new category: Magic Mondays.
Submit a magic realism story of up to 250 words. It can be a story of the type of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” or humorous magic realism. No hard science fiction or high fantasy. The selected story will appear on the VR’s website either every Monday or every other Monday. The best published story of three months selected by the reader’s poll will be included in the next issue of Vestal Review with our standard publication pay. No fees.
Please do not submit anything that doesn’t match the theme or the story length limitations.
11/19/17. The first poll is over. Out of 381 votes cast in the Cycle 1 readers’ poll, Clockwork Kid by Michael Chapey received 174. Congratulations, Michael. Your story will be included in the next issue of Vestal Review with our standard publication pay.
Please vote to select your favorite story from Cycle 1 (the stories are below).
Clockwork Kid by Michael Chapey
Cricket by Erini Katopodis
Meanwhile by Michael Trocchia
A Cycle of Tall Flowers and Dead-Eyed Gardeners by Omer Friedlander
Left Hand Turns by Sudha Balagopal
Gordon’s by Carole Burkett
Transhumance by Sophie van Llewyn
Calligraphy by J. Bradley
My Hero by Tasha Lower
Separation Notice by Jenny Bhatt
A Cloud is Just Water, Right? by John Sharp
Please vote to select your favorite story from Cycle 2 (the stories are below). Select only one story. The poll will run until April 11, 2018.
Congratulations to Erica Plouffe Lazure. Her story The Night Mare took the first place in Cycle 2 Magic Mondays Poll, and will be reprinted in the next issue of Vestal Review under our usual terms ($25 and a copy).
The Night Mare by Erica Plouffe Lazure
Fallen Birds by Tony Tallent
Hypochondria by Jack Leibur
Paleo Makeover 2117 by Richard Manly Heiman
The Day There Was a Picnic by Rebecca Fishow
Effigy by Rishee Batra
West Wind by Tovah Strong
Misplaced by Elena Felix
At First Blush by Peter Schireson
Gravity Grateful by Mark Blickey