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Issue One: Fall 2017

Our Fall 2017 issue is here! You can buy it on Amazon here, or ask your local bookstore to stock it!

There are 16 beautiful pieces of art featured in Issue One, created by the talented individuals at SkylArc Studio in Penn Yan, New York. Click on the Gallery link at the top of this page for a look! Many of the pieces are for sale. If you’re interested in purchasing a piece of art, contact the studio at (315) 536-4912 or skylarc@arcofyates.org.

We couldn’t have put out Bluff & Vine without the help and support of our dedicated consulting editors, Sarah Thompson and R.W. Webb; thank you for your sharp eyes, your canny advice, and your unending good humor.

We are also indebted to the team at the Arc of Yates and SkylArc, particularly Doug Fleet, for their enthusiasm for this undertaking; you created a feedback loop of positive energy with each meeting and communication.

And thank you, always, to our endlessly supportive families, friends, and loved ones, near and far: We can’t wait to hear what you think of our first issue. Post a comment here, or add a review on Amazon. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Call for Submissions

We’re opening our inbox for submissions on June 1st!

Photo by April Killingsworth.

You have until August 31st to send us whatever you’ve got brewing, as long as it has some connection to Yates County, Keuka Lake, Seneca Lake, and the surrounding area. From fiction to memoir to non-fiction, we want it all! Head on over to our Submissions page (there’s a link in the top menu) to read our guidelines. And keep an eye on our events (shown at right) for notifications about our monthly workshops!

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Our Community Partnership

We’re excited to announce that Bluff & Vine will feature the work of artists from SkylArc Studio!

We’ll let them introduce themselves:

SkylArc Studio is a day services program that provides opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to express themselves through art. SkylArc Studio provides a safe and comfortable environment that encourages creativity and self-expression for individuals.

Jennie Snyder, one of the SkylArc artists. Photo courtesy of SkylArc Studio.

Check out their website here. And stay tuned for a recap of our first PY Writes workshop, which takes place on Saturday, April 29th at 1 pm. (There’s still time to sign up! Call the Penn Yan Public Library at 315-536-6114.)

 

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Welcome to Bluff & Vine!

Welcome to Bluff & Vine, the premiere* literary magazine of Yates County in the beautiful Finger Lakes of Western New York! We’re thrilled to announce that our first issue is set to launch in Fall 2017.

We’d love to have you join our writer’s group, PY Writes, to workshop a fiction or non-fiction piece to be featured in our first issue! Our first meet-up is scheduled for April 29th at1pm at the Penn Yan Public Library. RSVP to the event here if you’re on Facebook. (And speaking of Facebook, you can follow us here!) And please call (315) 536-6114 or visit our events calendar at www.pypl.org to register for this free event.

We’ve got a big announcement about a community partnership for the magazine coming soon. Stay tuned!

*Actually. we’re the only literary magazine of Yates County!