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 Short Stories, 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 Mark Doty, Susan Orlean, Ariel Levy, Ha Jin, Francine Prose, and Ada Limon, among others. Visit our website for more information.