Bluestem

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Gus Moreno, Amber Sparks, Matthew Salesses, Leesa Cross-Smith, Chloe Caldwell, Melissa Broder, Sarah Rose Etter, Amorak Huey
Formats: 
Online
Reading Periods: 
Oct 1 to Nov 15
Feb 1 to Mar 15
Jul 1 to Aug 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Payment: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
2-3

Editorial Focus

Bluestem, a nationally recognized literary journal that publishes the brightest new, emerging, and established literary voices, has been published since 1966 and is produced by the English Department at Eastern Illinois University. The journal has largely been run by women of perception and talent for the past several decades; Bluestem finds and publishes impactful work by writers who are quietly creating beauty in their respective corners of the world.

Tips From the Editor

We enjoy work that is a bit weird, attentive to the possibilities of language, and surprising. We love discovering new voices and publishing emerging writers, as well as more established writers.

Contact Information

Colleen Abel, Editor-in-Chief
Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
Charleston
IL
61920
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Last updated: Aug 25, 2022