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Bellevue Literary Review
seeks character-driven fiction with
and strong settings. We do not publish genre fiction (romance, sci-fi,
horror). Our word max is 5,000, though most of our published
stories tend to be in the range of 2,000-4,000 words. We have only occasionally published flash
While we are always interested in creative explorations in style, we do
toward classic short stories.
We are looking for essays
that reach beyond the standard ‘illness narrative’ to develop a topic
in an engaging and original manner. Incorporate anecdotes that feel
alive, and dazzle us with thoughtful and creative analysis that allows
these anecdotes to serve a larger purpose. Please, no academic
discourses or works with footnotes. Maximum 5,000 words.Poetry
Poetry submissions should have no more than 3 poems. Please
include all poems in one document. We encourage you to read BLR before you submit. Samples from each issue are available in our online archive.
consider simultaneous submissions, but request that you inform us
immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.