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Belmont Story Review

Literary Magazine





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A Nashville-based national magazine of literary arts, faith and culture.

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  • Response time:  / 
    88 days*
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Find more details in the Genres section


  • 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

    a complimentary copy of the magazine

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Fiction - 12000 words max

Max words: 12000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: All / surprise us

Payment: $ 100

Nonfiction - 12000 words max

Max words: 12000

Max pieces: 1

Payment: $ 100


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $ 50


Max pieces: 5

Payment: $50-100

Belmont Story Review accepts poems in translation to English for the first time.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    If applicable, please include the following in your bio: Major publications and awards Any association or past correspondence with a guest or staff editor Past publications in Belmont Story Review

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    Rights of Accepted Authors​ ​ 1. Upon acceptance of the Work, you agree to sell us, and we agree to purchase from you, the following rights and interest of the Work: (i) exclusive first serial rights in North America; (ii) the irrevocable right to reproduce and distribute the Work in the original format at any time as part of the issue of issues of BSR in which the Work first appears; (iii) the nonexclusive and irrevocable right to reproduce and distribute the Work (this rights shall extend, but not be limited to the following: on microfilm, microfiche, electronic database, digital database, or other reference formats now known or hereafter developed) as part of the issue or issues of BSR in which the Work first appears for distribution to subscribers or libraries; (iv) nonexclusive and irrevocable rights to use the Work to promote and publicize BSR including the right to use your name and biographical data in such promotions. 2. Under United States copyright law, you will retain the copyright of the Work, subject to the rights you have granted to BSR. BSR will include a copyright notice in its name on the issue or issue in which the Work appears. You sharetain all rights to the Work other than those conveyed herein; however, provided that on any occasion you republish the Work, you agree to include suitable credit, indicating that the Work first appeared in BSR. 3.We agree to compensate you for the rights granted herein in the amount of $___ for the work. We shall have the right to work with you in editing, revising, and adapting the Work and checking the Work for accuracy as we may deem appropriate to prepare the Work for publication. You agree to cooperate in such efforts You are performing the services for us as an independent contractor. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be deemed to constitute you as an agent, representative, partner, joint venturer, or employee of BSR or the Belmont University for any purpose. You shall be solely liable for the payment of any and all taxes or other charges on your compensation imposed by federal, state, or local governments, and you agree to hold us harmless from any liability with respect thereto.

  • Additional info

    We ask that authors submit only ONE piece of prose total ( choose to submit either Fiction or Nonfiction, not both). Poets may submit up to FIVE poems maximum. Belmont Story Review pays honorariums in the form of a check in US dollars ($100 for prose, $50 for poetry). Honorarium payment can only be provided by U.S. check and a complimentary copy of the magazine. Each volume of Belmont Story Review has a theme, but we do not set a theme before all the pieces have been chosen for publication. Once pieces have been chosen, our editors look through each piece and choose a theme that fits the publication as a whole. We do not accept submissions from current undergraduate or graduate students enrolled at Belmont University. Those who have graduated 4 years or more prior to the volume year may submit for publication. For example. for Volume 8 to be published in Summer 2023, if you are a Belmont Alumnus that graduated prior to August 2019 you may submit your work.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

88 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

33 days

Fastest response time

154 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 195 days

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12-month average acceptance rate

92 days

12-month average response time

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The climate of literary journals has long been dominated by the white male gaze, and Belmont Story Review is committed to publishing stories, poetry, and essays that are inclusive of a diversity of opinions and represent typically underrepresented populations. Through our editorial discernment, we ...

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    Tiffany Alexander


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