Blue Mesa Review

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Each year Blue Mesa Review holds a writing contest in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. The 2020 judges are: Eduardo Corral for Poetry, Amy Irvine for Nonfiction, and for Fiction, Denise Chávez. We encourage you to submit your very best work online through our submissions manager. First place winners receive a cash prize and publication in Blue Mesa Review and second place will also receive publication. We look forward to reading your work!

Submission Period
June 1 – August 31

Publication, $500 cash prize for the first place winner in each genre.
This competition is open to original English language works in the genres of Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. The submission must be an unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; please note that reading fees are non-refundable, and you must withdraw the submission immediately via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere.
Reading Fee
What We’re Looking For
Startling, compelling, and beautiful original work. We’re looking for fresh prose and powerful poetry.
Guidelines for Electronic Submissions
Submissions are accepted exclusively through our online submissions manager, Submittable. Entries must be received no later than August 31. Please submit a packet of up to 3 poems or up to 6,000 words of prose. You may submit in both genres, as well as submit multiple works per genre. Results will be announced via e-mail and posted on our website in early November.


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