Currently on hiatus, and not taking submissions, we are a web-based literary magazine looking for the best in fiction and poetry, literature that moves readers and makes us want to keep reading. FICTION: We are looking for literary, not genre, fiction. POETRY: We are looking for poetry of all types, on all topics.
We are interested in all kinds of poetry except for rhyming poetry. We are looking for literary fiction of all types. Give us something fresh, that moves us, that comes from the heart. We are not looking for something that shows you how clever you are, or how large your vocabulary is. Nor are we interested in that which is overly sentimental. The writing must be authentic and pure, absent of false notes. No genre fiction or novel excerpts. We prefer work previously unpublished elsewhere, but will consider work previously published at least a year before your submission to Blue Lake Review.