GENERAL READING PERIOD: September 30 - March 31
Blue Mesa Review accepts previously unpublished work in Fiction (up to 6,000 words), Nonfiction (up to 6,000 words), Poetry (3-5 poems), and Visual Art. We have a rotating editorial board, so each issue is fresh and unique. In general, we are seeking strong voices and lively, compelling narrative with a fine eye for craft. We look forward to reading your best work!
Simultaneous Submission: We do accept simultaneous submissions, but we ask to be informed immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Format: double-spaced, numbered pages with a brief cover letter. Please make sure your name is on the first page of your manuscript.
Reply: Response time is two to six months.
Rights: We ask for first North American serial rights and non-exclusive electronic rights for our website. Blue Mesa Review does not consider work that has been previously published in print or online. Rights revert to the author upon publication. Each piece is published in our online issue and considered for our Annual Print Issue.
ANNUAL SUMMER CONTEST: June 1 - August 31
See website for complete details.
Ends on 8/31/2014
Roxane Gay will judge Blue Mesa Review's 2014 short-story contest. First place will be awarded $500 and publication in our Winter 2014 issue. Second place will be also be awarded publication. Please send a story of no more than 6,000 words between June 1st and August 31st. Submission fee is $12.
Ends on 8/31/2014
Carmen Giménez Smith will judge Blue Mesa Review's 2014 poetry contest. First place will be awarded $500 and publication in our Winter 2014 issue. Second place will be also be awarded publication. Please send us a packet of three (3) poems between June 1st and August 31st. Submission fee is $12.