Blue Mesa Review

A literary magazine.

Blue Mesa Review accepts previously unpublished work in Fiction (up to 30 pages), Non-Fiction (up to 30 pages), Poetry (3-5 poems), Book Reviews, Interviews, Graphic Novels, and Cover Art. With a rotating Editorial Board, each of our magazines is fresh and unique. In general, we are seeking strong voices and lively, compelling narrative with a fine eye for craft. We look forward to reading your best work!

We only accept submissions via our online submission manager

Simultaneous Submission: We do accept simultaneous submissions, but ask to be informed immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Also, please do not send multiple submissions; wait for us to respond to your manuscript before sending another.

Format: typed, double-spaced, numbered pages, and brief cover letter. Please make sure your name is on the first page of your manuscript.

Reply: Response time is two to six months. Open for submissions from September 1 to May 31. .

Rights: We purchase first North American serial rights for print and non-exclusive electronic rights for our website. For online issues, we purchase first rights specifically for internet use, for publication of Blue Mesa Review online and in various subscription formats. Blue Mesa Review does not consider work that has been previously published in print or online. Rights revert to the author upon publication.

Payment: Contributors receive two copies of the issue in which their work appears and the option to purchase additional copies at a discounted rate

Submit Online: Click Here To Submit to Blue Mesa Review



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