Submissions for Issue Four close on Sept. 30, 2020!

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

  • Submissions are accepted all year long. For consideration for Issue Four, please submit by September 30, 2020.
  • All submissions must have some kind of connection to the Finger Lakes area of New York State.
  • Fiction and nonfiction submissions must be 5,000 words or less. If you have a longer piece that you’d like to be considered, please send a query letter first.
  • If submitting poetry, you may submit up to 5 poems at one 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 Finger Lakes. If your work is selected to be included in Bluff & Vine, we’ll also need a short bio of 50 words or less.

Please make your submission easy to read. For prose submissions, double space your document and number your pages. We only accept submissions in .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .pdf formats. Please include your name and contact information on the first page of your submission.

Note that if your work is selected for publication, you retain all rights, but we ask that you not publish it elsewhere for six months from our publication date. We also ask that you credit Bluff & Vine as having first published your work.

We look forward to reading your work!