Submissions

Thank you for your interest in Blue River!

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN! 

We will be reading and considering submissions until mid-May.

Email your submissions in an attachment to the appropriate department, details below:

Submissions are FREE and our categories are fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction. 

*** Please follow these submission guidelines to the letter.  Entries failing to do so will be automatically rejected.***

  • Submissions, if accepted, must not be published anywhere else (including self-publishing, blogs, and online publishing) before being published in Blue River.
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, as long as you email blueriverreview@gmail.com to withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Please submit only one piece per category during each submission period.

Fiction Submissions

    • Email submissions to:  fictionblueriver@gmail.com
    • In the title of the email please state your full name and the title of your submission.
    • In the body of the email please include your name, address, and a short 3rd person Bio (200 words max).
    • Your submission must be included as a Microsoft Word attachment saved with the title of your submission only.
    • Fiction submissions must be double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font, and not more than 4000 words.

Creative Nonfiction Submissions

    • Email submissions to:  cnfblueriver@gmail.com
    • In the title of the email please state your full name and the title of your submission.
    • In the body of the email please include your name, address, and a short 3rd person Bio (200 words max).
    • Your submission must be included as a Microsoft Word attachment saved with the title of your submission only.
    • Creative nonfiction submissions must be double-spaced, 12pt Times New Roman font, and not more than 4000 words.

Poetry Submissions

    • Email submissions to:  poetryblueriver@gmail.com 
    • In the title of the email please state your full name and the title of the first poem in your submission.
    • In the body of the email please include your name, address, and a short 3rd person Bio (200 words max).
    • Your submission must be included as a one Microsoft Word attachment, one poem per page, saved with the title of the first poem in your submission only. 
    • Poetry submissions may include 3-5 poems (10 pages maximum). 12pt Times New Roman font.

Photo & Art Submissions

    • Email submissions to:  photoblueriver@gmail.com 
    • In the title of the email please state your full name and the title of the first piece in your submission.
    • In the body of the email please include your name, address, and a short 3rd person Bio (200 words max), as well as an explanation about the work you’re submitting.
    • Please do not send zip files.
    • Photo & Art submissions may include 3-5 pieces.

*** Please use the above email addresses for submissions only. All questions about Blue River should be directed to blueriverreview@gmail.com. We will respond within a week. ***

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