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Bellevue Literary Review

Literary Magazine

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Nonfiction

Poetry

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An independent literary journal that probes the nuances of our lives both in illness and health.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    5 months*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    104 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    1.14%*
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PaysYes

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    Published authors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears, plus an additional 1-year subscription to BLR.

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Submission fee: $

We do not publish genre fiction (romance, sci-fi, horror). We have only occasionally published flash fiction. While we are always interested in creative explorations in style, we do lean toward classic short stories.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Submission fee: $

We are looking for essays that reach beyond the standard ‘illness narrative’ to develop a topic in an engaging and original manner. Incorporate thoughtful and creative analysis that allows anecdotes to serve a larger purpose. (Please, no academic discourses or works with footnotes. )

Poetry

Max pieces: 4

Submission fee: $

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's rights

    The BLR acquires first-time North American rights, and the right to reprint in anthologies. After publication, all other rights revert to the author and the work may be reprinted as long as appropriate acknowledgement to the BLR is made.

  • Additional info

    BLR pays $50 for poetry and $100 for prose. Published authors will receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears, plus an additional 1-year subscription to BLR. There is an author discount for purchasing extra copies.

Tracker statistics

162

Total submissions tracked

104 days

Average response time

1.14%

Average acceptance rate

19 days

Fastest response time

335 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 528 days, 427 days, 495 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

78 days

12-month average response time

Submission calls

    General

    Open

    Deadline: Jul 1, 2024

About

Bellevue Literary Review is an award-winning independent literary journal that probes the nuances of our lives in illness and in health. BLR publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that brings together the perspectives of patients, caregivers, family members, students, healthcare professionals, an...

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Founded

2000

Country

US

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Masthead

    Editor Danielle Ofri avatar

    Danielle Ofri

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Stacy Bodziak avatar

    Stacy Bodziak

    Managing Editor

    Editor Suzanne McConnell avatar

    Suzanne McConnell

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Sarah Sala avatar

    Sarah Sala

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Damon Tweedy avatar

    Damon Tweedy

    Nonfiction Editor