Deadline: Jan. 1, 2018.
Bellevue Literary Review invites you to submit submissions centered around its Displacement theme. It accepts high-caliber poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
You can view displacement through the prism of “sense of un-belonging in the body, a yearning for relief from suffering, a pining for a return to the land of the healthy.” Or, you can write it from the literal sense of physical displacement.
Bellevue Literary Review aims “to gather a diverse group of voices that will allow readers to grapple with the upending of the familiar, the shifting of lives, the transference of emotion, the migration from home, and the geographical and emotional sense of belonging elsewhere.”
To submit, upload your quality poetry, fiction, or nonfiction via Submittable. Bellevue Literary Review recommends that you read past issues before you submit.
For fiction, submit character-driven fiction with original voices and strong settings. Bellevue Literary Review generally publishes stories in the 2,000-4,000 words range but would accept a works up to 5,000 words. It leans to classic shorts and does not publish genre fiction, such as romance, sci-fi, horror, etc.
If you’re interested in submitting creative nonfiction, send in essays that reach beyond the standard ‘illness narrative’ to develop a topic in an engaging and original manner. It encourages you to incorporate lively anecdotes that dazzle and thoughtful, creative analyses.
While you can only submit three poems maximum, all in a single document.
Bellevue Literary Review accepts simultaneous submissions as long as you immediately inform the staff of acceptance elsewhere. Published authors will receive two copies of the issue, plus a 1-year subscription and a gift subscription for a friend.
Pertinently, the publication acquires first-time North American rights, and the right to reprint in anthologies. After publication, all other rights revert to authors and the work may be reprinted as long as authors make the appropriate acknowledgment.
Finally, direct any questions or inquiries to info@BLReview.org.