BLR Literary Prizes



The 2017 Bellevue Literary Review Prizes are now open


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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.