Bluff & Vine Literary Magazine Is Expanding


The Penn Yan-based literary magazine Bluff & Vine is expanding to accept writing about the entire Finger Lakes Region.

Now in its fourth year, Bluff & Vine was created by local writers Alex Andrasik and Bethany Snyder. The first three issues centered on fiction, nonfiction, memoir and poetry about Keuka Lake and Yates County.

“We’re excited to see what writers and poets from across the Finger Lakes have to say about this beautiful place,” says Andrasik, who works as the adult services librarian at the Penn Yan Public Library.

Also new this year: Bluff & Vine will be accepting submissions for cover art. Previous issues have featured artwork created by individuals with special needs who attend SkylArc Studio at the former Arc of Yates, now Mozaic.

“We’ve had so many people ask if they can send us their photographs and paintings to be considered for our cover,” says Snyder, who works as a senior editor in the communications department at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. “We’re excited to open up for art submissions as another way to showcase the beauty of the Finger Lakes.”

Submissions to Bluff & Vine are accepted year-round. Details can be found at

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