We are open to general submissions. Review our guidelines.

The annual Bellevue Literary Review Prizes award outstanding writing on the themes of illness, health, and healing. The contest is open each year from February 1 - July 1.

Submissions for the 2015 prizes are now closed.  We will announce the winners in November. 

The judges for the 2015 prizes are Chang-Rae Lee, Anne Fadiman, and Major Jackson.

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 a manuscript for general consideration.  The contest timeframe can be a bit longer, but we don't mind if you want to touch base about that either! Email us at