Rigoberto González will judge Blue Mesa Review's 2017 nonfiction contest. First place will be awarded $500 and publication in our Winter 2017 issue. Second place will be also be awarded publication. Please send an essay of no more than 6,000 words between June 1st and August 31st. Submission fee is $12. Those affiliated with the University of New Mexico are ineligible to submit unless they are five years past their graduation date/last date of employment.