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Upcoming theme issue: "Our Fragile Environment"
February 01, 2014
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
"Our Fragile Environment"
Deadline: 2/1/14 - SUBMISSIONS TO THIS ISSUE ARE NOW CLOSED
The Bellevue Literary Review is seeking submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for an upcoming special issue on illness, health, and healing in the context of environmental issues.
The issue—“Our Fragile Environment”—will turn a literary lens to the effects of environmental changes. Writers from Emily Dickinson to Rachel Carson to Ralph Waldo Emerson have woven together poetry and closer observation of the natural world; we hope that writers will creatively explore both the immediate and insidious effects of issues such as global warming, natural disasters, pollution, diminishing resources, and more.
Over a year ago, Bellevue Hospital shuttered its doors for the first time in its 275-year history, as water from the East River surged with the force of Superstorm Sandy into elevator beds and generators. Our lives—and the life of this magazine—are inextricably linked to environmental issues.
The BLR seeks poetry and prose of the highest caliber that deal with the experiences and varied perspectives of the environment, touching upon issues of the human body, health and healing. Primarily, we are looking for fresh writing that illuminates some aspect of humanity and human experience.
Poetry: Up to 3 poems per submission. Prose: Up to 5,000 words.