BLR Literary Prizes

The deadline for submissions to the 2015 prizes has passed.

We will announce the winners and respond to all submitting authors in November.


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

The winners of the 2014 prizes are Abby Horowitz for "Pediatricology" (fiction), Will McGrath for "Forty-One Months" (nonfiction), and Laurie Clements Lambeth for "Chronic Care: 'Broken Leg' by Keith Carter, Photograph" (poetry). Find out more.

2015 Judges:

Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, judged by Chang-rae Lee
Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction, judged by Anne Fadiman
Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, judged by Major Jackson


2015 BLR Judges