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PNF – Bellevue Literary Review Seeks Submissions About “Recovery”

December 31, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bellevue Literary Review Seeks Submissions About Recovery

  • Deadline: December 31, 2021

Bellevue Literary Review is seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for a special issue devoted to Recovery, which has become more dimensional than ever as we grapple with the fallout from medical disasters, environmental catastrophe, economic devastation, and political upheaval.

  • Are we capable of bouncing back from our isolation?
  • Can we recuperate from our depression and disunity?
  • How will our children grow up in the wake of such upheaval?
  • Is true “recovery” even achievable?

We all need to read these writings. Especially now. Deadline: December 31.

The BLR seeks high-caliber, unpublished work, broadly and creatively related to our themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. We encourage you to read BLR before you submit. General submissions are accepted year-round. The annual BLR Literary Prizes are open for submission March through July each year.
Fiction: We seek character-driven fiction with original voices and strong settings. We do not publish genre fiction (romance, sci-fi, horror).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: We are looking for essays that reach beyond the standard ‘illness narrative’ to develop a topic in an engaging and original manner. Incorporate engaging and creative analysis that allows anecdotes to serve a larger purpose. (Please, no academic discourses or works with footnotes. )
Poetry: We encourage poems that are accessible to a wide audience. Characteristics we look for are vivid writing, strong narrative, and rendering the familiar new. We encourage you to peruse back issues in our archive to get a sense of our ethos.


December 31, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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