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The Blue Route: Undergraduate Literary Journal

Literary Magazine

Nonfiction

Fiction

Poetry

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The Blue Route is an online undergraduate literary journal run by students and faculty at Widener University. We publish short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction written by undergraduate writers from any school other than our own.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    about three months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
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PaysYes

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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 - 2500 words max

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 3

Creative nonfiction. 1-3 pieces. Totaling no more than 2500 words.

Fiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 3

1-3 pieces. Totaling no more than 2500 words.

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Art

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Email

  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    Young creatorsCreators from a specific location / ethnic group

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    Undergraduate Students: Only previously unpublished work of current undergraduate writers will be considered. In order to verify your status as an undergraduate, we ask that with your submission you send along the email of a faculty member from your department. Until we gain confirmation of undergraduate status from this reference, we will not be able to publish your work. We want good, highly imaginative writing about contemporary life as you see it. We’re not interested in romance, detective, horror, sci-fi, and other genres, unless the piece somehow rises above the conventions associated with those types of writing. We’re also not interested in writing that clichéd, overly influenced by TV or film, features flat characters, emphasizes end rhyme above all else, and/or exhibits a general insensitivity to the beauties and subtleties of language. We specifically encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and neurodivergent writers, as well as writers with disabilities.

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About

Founded

2009

Country

US

widenerblueroute.org

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    Editor Gabby Norris avatar

    Gabby Norris

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Michael Cocchiarale avatar

    Michael Cocchiarale

    Faculty Advisor

    Editor James Esch avatar

    James Esch

    Faculty Advisor