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About Boulevard: Boulevard strives to publish only the finest in fiction, poetry, and non-fiction—the best of prominent and well-known writers alongside new and emerging ones.

Contact Information

Editor: Richard Burgin

6614 Clayton Rd

Box 325

Richmond Heights, MO 63117


Submission/Subscription Information:

Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 5/1-10/1 Response time: 3-5 months Payment: yes (see website) Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0885-9337 Founded: 1986 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Armadillo, Ingram Periodicals, Ubiquity Copy price: $10 Sample price (postpaid): $10 Average pages: 250 Subscription (ind) 1 year: $15 Subscription (inst) 1 year: $10

Publisher's description: Since 1986, Boulevard’s mission has been 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. Boulevard strives to publish work by women and men from a wide spectrum of generations, ethnic origins, and aesthetic sensibilities and to present the best of prominent and well-known writers together with new and emerging ones. It is Boulevard’s 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.

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Charles Simic, writing in The New York Review of Books, rated Boulevard as one of the country’s eight best literary magazines, and Poet Laureate Daniel Hoffman called Boulevard “one of the half-dozen best literary journals” in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Boulevard is consistently represented in the country's leading literary anthologies, e.g. The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Poetry, The Best American Essays, Best Food Writing, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Best New American Voices, and The Pushcart Prize.

Recent Issues:

This issue (Fall 2013) features new work by Albert Goldbarth; David Clewell; Alice Friman; Joyce Carol Oates; Paul Ruffin; Floyd Skloot; Gerald Stern; Patrick Nathan, the winner of the 2012 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers; Charles Harper Webb; a symposium on Favorite and Least Favorite Magazines; and many more writers, both award-winning and emerging.

This issue [28.3, Spring 2013] features new work by Stephen Dixon; Albert Goldbarth; James Nolan; Joyce Carol Oates; Paul Ruffin; Anis Shivani; Joseph D. Haske, the winner of the 2011 Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers; Jordan Pemberton, the winner of the 2012 Poetry Contest for Emerging Writers; and many more writers, both award-winning and emerging.


last updated 10/28/2013