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 are CLOSED.  The deadline was July 1, 2015.

Contest results are expected by December 1st. Thank you for your patience.

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

Daniel Liebowitz Prize for Student Writing
Winner: "The Dinosaur Exhibit" by Philip Cawkwell

Learn more about the winners.

Order a copy of the Spring 2015 issue featuring the prize-winning work.