BLR Literary Prizes

Submissions to the annual BLR Prizes are now open.

The annual BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. Visit our guidelines page for more information.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Bellevue Literary Review Prizes!


Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, selected by Ha Jin
Winner: “Do I Look Sick to You? (Notes on How to Make Love to a Cancer Patient)” by C.J. Hribal
Honorable Mention: “And It Is No Joke” by Conor Kelley

Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction, selected by Ariel Levy
Winner: “Of Mothers and Monkeys: A Case Study” by Caitlin Kuehn
Honorable Mention: “Jacket” by Jennifer Hildebrandt

Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, selected by Kazim Ali
Winner: “Poem For A Friend Growing Lighter and Lighter” by Abe Louise Young
Honorable Mention: “In the absence of birdsong” by Michaela Coplen

These selections will appear in the Spring 2017 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review. Learn more about the winners.