BLR Literary Prizes

The deadline to submit to the 2017 Bellevue Literary Review Prizes has passed.
We will announce the winners in the fall.

Please explore our website to read interviews with past contest winners and selected pieces in the online archive.

This year's judges: Ha Jin, Ariel Levy, Kazim Ali

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Bellevue Literary Review Prizes:

Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, selected by Paul Harding
Winner: “The Foreign Cinema” by Lauren Alwan
Honorable Mention: “Are You Having Suicidal Thoughts?” by John Noonan
Honorable Mention: “First Child, Second Place” by Marylin Warner

Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction, selected by Mark Vonnegut
Winner: “Askew” by Esther K. Willison
Honorable Mention: “A Member of the Family” by Morgan Smith

Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, selected by Ada Limón
Winner: “The Problem with Anatomical Seeing” by Meridian Johnson
Honorable Mention: “The Interview” by Kathryn Starbuck

Daniel Liebowitz Prize for Student Writing
Winner: "The Lump" by Susanna Nguy

These selections will appear in the Spring 2016 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review.
Learn more about the winners.