Special Call for Cover Art Submissions

Yates County was founded two hundred years ago, in 1823. To both celebrate and commemorate the bicentennial, we will be producing a special edition of Bluff & Vine this summer. That’s where you come in: We need an amazing cover for this one-of-a-kind issue! Visit the bicentennial page on the county website and the county Read More

And Then There Were Six

It seems like we just started Bluff & Vine yesterday, and yet here we are with our sixth issue! This issue is chock full of history—of the nation, the state, the Finger Lakes, the towns we call home, the places that have made us who we are. Inside this issue, you’ll meet familiar faces, reminisce Read More

Issue Five Is Here

We are thrilled to announce the release of our fifth issue! It’s our biggest issue yet, chock full of poetry, fiction, and memoir about the Finger Lakes. This one even features our first-ever publication of a father and son! As usual, the issue is available on demand via Amazon (click here). It will be on Read More

Issue Five Submissions Are Closed

It’s September 16, which means the submission window to be considered for Issue Five is now closed. We’re thrilled to report that we received more than double the submissions from last year! To all of the poets, fiction writers, memoirists, reporters, and artists who trusted us with your work: thank you. We literally couldn’t do Read More

Submissions Open for Issue Five

After three years of showcasing writing focused on our beloved Keuka Lake, we are now accepting submissions for our second Finger-Lakes-wide edition—our fifth issue! Whether you dabble in poetry, share family history, spin worlds of fiction, or tell tales from your life—or some magical combination of any of these—we want to read your work. Submissions Read More

Issue Four Is Here

We’re thrilled to announce the arrival of our fourth child—Issue Four of Bluff & Vine is here! More than 120 pages feature incredible poetry and prose by 25 talented writers whose work evokes the mystery and wonder of the Finger Lakes. Our cover art is courtesy of painter Mark Stash, whose piece is aptly titled Read More

Submissions Open for Issue Four

Is it already a cliche to say that 2020 has been a difficult and challenging year? Nevertheless, it’s nothing but the truth, and believe us, we’ve felt every second of it. More, we know that creativity is difficult to harness under the best of circumstances, and that sometimes as the stresses and sorrows pile up, Read More

Virtually There: Alex Andrasik

If you weren’t able to join us for our Virtually There online reading on April 11, have we got news for you! We recorded our writers and poets, and will be bringing them to you one by one over the next few weeks! First up, our co-founder and co-editor Alex Andrasik, who reads a (gently) Read More