Submission Guidelines for The Blue Mountain Review:
There are no lofty goals to meet, only the expectation that all submissions of poetry, prose, and photography/visual arts are carefully thought-out, thoroughly edited, and sent in by the appropriate deadline. The Blue is a Southern publication, but we do not define the boundaries of that interpretation. That is up to you, the artist, to consider and reflect upon when you give your material that final once-over before you do us the honor of reviewing the phrases and imagery.
As it stands, The Blue will be published four times a year. Deadlines will be announced as they become clear. The hope for 2016 is that one print issue, the Best of The Blue Mountain Review, will be sold by subscription, with one issue of the same per year. Please note: once you have a piece accepted and published, you can’t have it removed.
Submissions for poetry: Any style is accepted. Any length is accepted. Please limit your submissions of poetry to 3 per issue. Please paste your poems within an email and attach them within the same message. In the subject line of your submission, please put your name and the genre you wish to be considered for publication.
Please direct all poetry pieces to [email protected] .
Submissions for prose: Please submit prose (non-fiction, fiction, or essay) to the same email provided on our website. Limit your prose to no more than 2,500 words. Send only one prose piece per issue. In the subject line of your submission, please put your name and the genre you are wishing to be considered for publication. In the subject line of your submission, please put your name and the genre you wish to be considered for publication.
Please direct all prose pieces to [email protected].
Flash fiction: We honor this flavor of prose as well. With flash fiction, as is indicated by the title, make it short. The shorter, the sweeter. You are free to submit up to 3 pieces of flash fiction at a time. In the subject line of your submission, please put your name and the genre you wish to be considered for publication.
All visual arts: We leave this category up to the artist to interpret and submit in standard, easily opened, attachments. Bio with the body of the email.
Book reviews: Please submit a request, background information, and publisher of the work in question to: [email protected].
NO SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS.
Please note: A 100-word bio will be requested for contributor’s notes if work is accepted.
•For poetry – all poems in one document; one poem per page
•For prose – only the title at the top of the page
•For bios – send the bios in their own word document (please ensure the bios are in 3rd person)
•For photographs and drawings – if they have a title, to title the file as the title of the image
•Please ensure on all text submissions that only the poem/prose piece is in the file; no addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. Ask the writer to submit based on how he would like his/her work shown on the page.