Bellevue Literary Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Rafael Campo, Amy Hempel, Paul Harding, Celeste Ng, Floyd Skloot, Rachel Hadas, Cornelius Eady, Abraham Verghese
Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Dec 31
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$25 for one year, two issues
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

Bellevue Literary Review is an award-winning literary magazine that examines human existence through the prism of health and healing, illness and disease. They invite submissions of previously unpublished works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that touch upon these themes.

Tips From the Editor

We seek character-driven fiction with original voices and strong settings. We do not publish genre fiction (romance, sci-fi, horror). While we are always interested in creative explorations in style, we do lean toward classic short stories.

We are looking for essays that reach beyond the standard “illness narrative” to develop a topic in an engaging and original manner. (No academic discourses or works with footnotes.)

We encourage poems that are accessible to a wide audience. Characteristics we look for are vivid writing, strong narrative, and rendering the familiar new.

Contact Information

Stacy Bodziak, Managing Editor
149 East 23rd Street
Suite 1516
New York
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Last updated: Mar 20, 2024