Call for Submissions: Theme Issue on Memory

September 01, 2015

The deadline for this call for submissions has passed.
The theme issue will be published in Fall 2016.

From Marcel Proust to Oliver Sacks, memory has been both a muse and a source of endless literary and scientific inquiry. Memory serves to define who we are and how we fit ourselves in our world. Yet memory is plagued by emotional biases, biological limitations, societal expectations, and personal ego. Memory is affected by aging and disease, as well as desire and denial.

The Bellevue Literary Review is seeking submissions of previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for an upcoming special issue on how memory entwines in our lives and how it affects the body, mind, and relationships. The issue—“Reconstructions: The Art of Memory”—will turn a literary lens to memory as both a critical aspect of human life and a relentlessly precarious process..

The BLR seeks poetry and prose of the highest caliber that deal with the experiences and varied perspectives on memory, 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..

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Use our general guidelines when submitting for this theme issue.

Manuscripts are accepted through Submittable.