About Bellevue Literary Review

"No human thing is more universal than illness, in all its permutations, and no literary publication holds more credibility on the subject than the Bellevue Literary Review." -- NewPages.com (Read the full review.)

Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the United States, has been witness to nearly three centuries of human drama. In this tradition we have created the Bellevue Literary Review, a forum for illuminating humanity and human experience. The BLR is published by the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. We invite submissions of previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that touch upon relationships to the human body, illness, health and healing. We encourage creative interpretation of these themes.


Visit our sister organization, the Bellevue Literary Press, which publishes fiction and nonfiction books at the intersection of the arts and the sciences. The BLP is the publisher of Paul Harding’s Tinkers, which shook up the publishing world when it won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.


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