The BLR welcomes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry broadly and creatively related to our themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. 

General submission guidelines

The annual Bellevue Literary Review Prizes award outstanding writing on these themes. The contest is open each year from February 1 - July 1.

The next contest cycle (for the 2015 prizes) will open on February 1st, 2014.  The judges for the 2015 prizes are Chang-Rae Lee, Anne Fadiman, and Major Jackson.

Contest Guidelines

We appreciate your patience during review, but please feel free to check in for an update if it has been more than five months since you submitted: