We’re thrilled you want to submit to Bluff & Vine! Here are some guidelines to follow.

Submissions are accepted from June 1 through August 31, 2017.

All submissions must have some kind of connection to Yates County, Keuka Lake, Seneca Lake, and the surrounding area.

Submissions must be 5,000 words or less (for both fiction and non-fiction). If you have a longer piece that you’d like to be considered, please send a query letter first. Please note that we are not accepting poetry submissions at this time.

Submissions are accepted through email only, at

Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as they are identified as such. Please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not reprint previously published work.

We encourage you to include a short cover letter with your submission. We’d love to know about your previous publications, if any, as well as a little about your connection to the area. If your work is selected to be included in Bluff & Vine, we’ll need a short bio.

We’re not picky about formatting, but please make your submission easy to read. Double spacing and numbered pages are appreciated. We accept submissions in .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf formats.  Please include your name and contact information on the first page of your submission.

We look forward to reading your work!