The latest issue of Bellevue Literary Review (Issue 44) features the winners of the annual 2023 BLR Literary Prizes. This year’s winners are Lara Palmqvist (fiction, selected by judge Toni Jensen), Caroline Harper New (poetry, selected by Phillip B. Williams), and Jehanne Dubrow (nonfiction, selected by Rana Awdish). Honorable mentions are Karen K. Ford, Karan Kapoor, and Sabah Parsa. The issue also features many other talented writers, including fiction by Sara Nović, Dan Pope, Joon Ae Haworth-Kaufka, and Tyriek White; nonfiction by Acamea Deadwiler, Rachel Mann, and D. Liebhart; and poetry by Martha Silano, Ellen June Wright, Rage Hezekiah, and Megan Merchant. The issue’s bright, colorful cover is by artist Alexander Gorlizki. Get your copy (or start a subscription!) by visiting the BLR website.
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