Publisher's description: Our mission is to publish the finest in contemporary fiction and poetry as well as definitive essays on the arts and culture, and to publish a diversity of writers who exhibit an original sensibility. We strive to publish work by women and men from a wide spectrum of generations, ethnic origins, and aesthetic sensibilities; Boulevard is proud to reach new and diverse audiences by publishing work by writers from this spectrum. It is our conviction that creative and critical work should be presented in a variegated yet coherent ensemble—as a Boulevard, which contains in one place the best a community has to offer. In this way we hope to enrich the lives of anyone who enjoys reading good literature.
Boulevard holds the Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers ($1500 prize, deadline 12/31) and the Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets ($1,000 prize, deadline 6/1) in order to foster the growth of new writers.
Work originally published in Boulevard has been anthologized in The Best American Essays, The Best American Poetry, The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Pushcart Prize and many others.