BLR Literary Prizes

The annual Bellevue Literary Review Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body.

The 2016 prizes will be open March 1 - July 1, 2015.

Read the guidelines and find out more about the contest judges: Ada Limon, Paul Harding, and Mark Vonnegut.



Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Bellevue Literary Review Prizes:

Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, selected by Chang-rae Lee
Winner: “Autobiography” by Carla Hartenberger
Honorable Mention: “Bystander” by Jen Bergmark

Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction, selected by Anne Fadiman
Winner: “I Must Have Been That Man” by Adina Talve-Goodman
Honorable Mention: “Torso” by Leslie Absher

Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, selected by Major Jackson
Winner: “Dysesthesia” by Hannah Baggott
Honorable Mention: “Damaged” by Colby Cedar Smith

Learn more about our winners.

We'd like to thank everyone who submitted to this year's BLR Prizes and congratulate the other writers who made it to our finalist rounds.