We encourage you to read BLR before you submit. Samples from each issue are available in our online archive.
The BLR seeks
high-caliber, unpublished* work, broadly and creatively related to our
themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. Fiction:
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 We do not publish genre fiction (romance, sci-fi,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.
consider simultaneous submissions, but request that you inform us
immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
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