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Bellevue Literary Review

About Bellevue Literary Review: Bellevue Literary Review is a unique literary magazine that examines human existence through the prism of health and healing, illness and disease.

Contact Information:

NYU Department of Medicine

550 First Avenue, OBV-A612

New York, NY  10016

Phone: (212) 263-3973



Submission/Subscription Information:

Genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 9/1 – 7/1 Response time: Approximately 3-6 months Payment: Copies, and one-year subscription / one-year gift subscription Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1537-5048 Founded: 2000 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Ingram, Ubiquity Copy price: $9 Average pages: 192 Sample price (postpaid): $7 Subscription (ind) 1 year: $15 Subscription (inst) 1 year: $20

Publisher’s description: Bellevue Literary Review is a unique literary magazine featuring short stories, essays, and poems that examine human existence through the prism of health and healing, illness and disease. In these universal themes, many readers feel a personal connection to the BLR and find reflections of their own lives and experiences.

Works from the BLR have been reprinted or noted in the Pushcart Prize anthology, Best American Essays, Best American Non-Required Reading, Best American Travel Writing, and Best Creative Nonfiction. Past contributors include emerging authors, many of whom had their first publication in BLR, as well as established voices, including Rafael Campo, Amy Hempel, Abraham Verghese, Paul Harding, Edward Hirsch, Naomi Shihab Nye, Rachel Hadas, and Cornelius Eady.

The annual BLR Prizes award outstanding writing in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and have been judged by such noted writers as Susan Orlean, Jerome Groopman, Francine Prose, Phillip Lopate, and Tony Hoagland, among others. Visit our website for more information.

“A kaleidoscope of creativity… The selections are unsentimental and sometimes unpredictable.”—JAMA
Recent issues:

Issue 14.1 features the winners of the 2014 BLR Prizes, along with fiction by Susan Bartlett, Sean Kevin Campbell, Lillian Huang Cummins, Soniya Greenfield, Abby Horowitz, D. Quentin Miller, Billy O'Callaghan, Lilliam Riverea, Pamela Ryder Jean-Marie Saporito, Sheena Suals, and Jessica Stults; nonfiction by Mary Arguelles, Will McGrath, Leslie Van Gelder, and Elisha Waldman; and poetry by Alison Bradford, Steven Cramer, Catherine Freeling, Rachel Hadas, Kip Irwin, Will Johnston, Laurie Clements Lambeth, Laura Lauth, Michal Lemberger, Kaitlin LaMoine Martin, Marty McConnell, Thomas R. Moore, Jennifer Perrine, Kristin Robertson, Avery Leigh Thomas, Amy Tudor, Kathryn Weld, and Stacia Gyrene Yearwood.

This issue of the Bellevue Literary Review (Fall 2013) is subtitled “A Mosaic of Voices” and focuses on how culture intersects with health, illness, and healing. Contributors include Hal Sirowitz, Jill McDonough, Anna Carson DeWitt, Mary Akers, Midge Raymond, Joshunda Sanders, Gail Martin, & more.

The Spring 2013 issue features the winners of our annual prizes: Kathryn Trueblood in fiction for “The No-Tell Hotel” (selected by Jane Smiley), Jacqueline Kolosov in nonfiction for “Dust, Light, Life” (selected by Mary Roach), and Laura Passin in poetry for “The Learn’d Astronomer on the Radio” (selected by Mark Doty). The issue also features new work by Chard deNiord, Steve Gehrke, Laurie Kutchins, Gardner McFall, and more.


last updated 4/09/2014