The Bellevue Literary Review Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

4 August 2007
(go to site to enter contest–only online entries accepted)

$1000 Magliocco Prize for Poetry
$1000 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction
$1000 Kaplan Prize for Nonfiction*

Judge, Marie Howe
Judge, Rick Moody
Judge, Richard Selzer

*sponsored by the Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation

BLR Prize Guidelines:

1. BLR Prize awards outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. First prize is $1000 (in each genre) and publication in the Spring 2008 issue of the BLR.

2. Prose limited to 5000 words. Up to 3 poems (max 5 pages). We regret that simultaneous submissions cannot be considered for the BLR Prize (but can be submitted for regular publication).

3. Deadline August 1, 2007. Winners will be announced by December 31, 2007.

4. Entry fee is $15 per submission. For an additional $5, you will receive a 1 year subscription to the BLR. (There is a limit of two submissions per person).

5. Manuscripts are submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document. (Please combine all poems into one document and use first poem as title. )

6. Do not put your name on the manuscript document or cover letter. (This will be entered separately on our website.)

7. When entering the title in the website, please prefix with “Contest.” (e.g. Contest : The Iliad.) This is extremely important and we appreciate your cooperation!

8. Work previously published (including on the Internet) will not be considered.

9. BLR acquires first-time North American rights. After publication, all rights revert to the author and may be reprinted as long as appropriate acknowledgement to BLR is made.

10. Due to administrative costs, if no entry fee is received, manuscript will be placed with general submissions. Submit entry fee at

11. After you submit entry fee, you will be guided through the online submission process. When your manuscript is successfully uploaded, you will receive a confirmation email.

Questions: E-mail

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