BLR Literary Prizes

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Bellevue Literary Review Prizes!


Goldenberg Prize for Fiction, selected by Geraldine Brooks 
Winner: “Atrophy” by Lauren Erin O’Brien 
Honorable Mention: “Full Buck Moon” by Sheryl Louise Rivett 
Honorable Mention: “Bamboo Forest” by Faith Shearin 

Felice Buckvar Prize for Nonfiction, selected by Rivka Galchen
Winner: “Cancer, So Far” by Elizabeth Crowell
Honorable Mention: “Drawing Blood” by Laura Johnsrude 
Honorable Mention: “The Reluctant Sexton” by Martha Wolfe 

Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, selected by Rachel Hadas
Winner: “Throat” by Gabriel Spera
Honorable Mention: “The Game of Catch” by Noah Stetzer


Learn more about the winners

These selections will appear in the Spring 2018 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review. The annual BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. The next contest will open on March 1, 2018.