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"Our goal is to bring compelling, meaningful, insightful fiction and poetry to you on a regular basis. Something you can ponder and gnaw on. Something to bring light, or at least, growth and understanding to our readers."

"Our goal is to bring compelling, meaningful, insightful fiction and poetry to you on a regular basis. Something you can ponder and gnaw on. Something to bring light, or at least, growth and understanding to our readers."

Vibe

Send us your best but less intimidating

Response Time

2-3 months

Acceptance Rate

5%

  • Payment

    No

  • Fee

    No

  • Simultaneous submissions

    Yes

  • Previously published

    Yes

  • Expedited response

    No

  • Available in print

    No

  • Provides contributor copies

    No

  • Examples online

    Yes

  • Active on social media

    No

Accepted genres

2 genres

Fiction

Max words: 6000

If your story is over 3000 words, please limit your submission to one story at a time. If your stories are under 3000 words, feel free to se...

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

We are looking for poetry of all types, on all topics, but are not interested in rhyming poetry.

Fiction

Max words: 6000

If your story is over 3000 words, please limit your submission to one story at a time. If your stories are under 3000 words, feel free to se...

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

We are looking for poetry of all types, on all topics, but are not interested in rhyming poetry.

Statistics

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Track submission

18

Total submissions tracked

86 days

Average response time

5%

Average acceptance rate

17 days

Fastest response time

141 days

Slowest response time

How to submit

Process

We use Submittable.

Cover letters

Please include a short third person bio in the submission manager cover letter, as well as the word count for your piece.

Eligibility

No specific eligibility requirements

Formatting

Please avoid the excessive use of italics as overuse diminishes the effect of italicized text; and our submission manager has trouble keeping such text at the appropriate font size!

Rights for published work

We retain one time rights for electronic publication of your work after which the rights revert back to you, the author.

Additional info

We publish online only, every other month. We can't accept all submissions given the limited space available in our journal, so we may be required to turn down some good pieces. Do not take it personally. Unfortunately, it's part of the process. And this is not a science; there is a lot of subjectivity in the selection process. Please do not send additional submissions before we have responded to your last submission. If we've declined a submission of yours please wait at least a month before submitting again.

About the Magazine

Founded in 2010 | United States

No frivolous pieces here. Your time is too valuable. We're serious about our words, and are selective in what we present to you, sifting through the mountains of words to pull out the diamonds. We bring you our best. And if you're a writer, send us your best. We hope you enjoy the great new Blue Lake Review!

Masthead

We currently list only main editors, more will be added later! If you are an editor, you can edit your masthead in our admin panel :)

Diana May-Waldman

Poetry Editor

Mitchell Waldman

Fiction Editor

Examples

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