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Bluestem Magazine

Literary Magazine

Nonfiction

Comics

22
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Bluestem is a national literary magazine, published continuously since 1966.

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    6 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    1% *
    Editor reported data

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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

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

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

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 1

creative nonfiction essay. Flash also accepted.

Comics

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Please include a brief bio with your submission.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    We currently maintain a submission cap of 200 in every genre. During our open reading periods, we will stay open until the posted deadline or until the submission cap is reached, whichever comes first. Please submit no more than once per reading period. If you have been published by Bluestem within the past three years, please wait until that period has passed before submitting again.

Tracker statistics

38

Total submissions tracked

190 days

Average response time

6.25%

Average acceptance rate

47 days

Fastest response time

335 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 2941 days

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Submission calls

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About

Founded

1996

Country

US

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    Editor COLLEEN ABEL avatar

    COLLEEN ABEL

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor CAITLIN DIGIACOMO avatar

    CAITLIN DIGIACOMO

    ASSOCIATE EDITOR

    Editor MIKE MCCLELLAND avatar

    MIKE MCCLELLAND

    FICTION EDITOR

    Editor AARON WHITE avatar

    AARON WHITE

    NONFICTION EDITOR

    Editor PHILIP CEPEK avatar

    PHILIP CEPEK

    EDITORIAL ASSISTANT