Please note that after our current call for submissions ends on February 1st, we will be closed for submissions for one month while we undergo an overhaul to a new submission system.

The BLR will reopen for submissions on March 1st using Submittable, which is used by many other literary magazines.

Although our old system will be closed as of February 1st, all manuscripts submitted up until that date will be reviewed.

Review our guidelines for general submission.

The annual Bellevue Literary Review Prizes award outstanding writing on the themes of illness, health, and healing. The contest will open on March 1st; deadline July 1.

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.  (Please note that the contest timeframe is longer.)  Email us at