The Blue Mountain Review


Submissions for poetry: Any style is accepted. Any length is accepted. Please submit only three poems per issue. 

Submissions for fiction: Please limit your prose to no more than 2,500 words. Send only one prose piece per issue. | Please limit your micro fiction to 1-to-3 pieces per issue, 300 words per story. | Please limit your essay to no more than 2,500 words. Send only one piece per issue.

All visual arts: We leave this category up to the artist to interpret and submit in standard, easily opened, attachments. 

Please note: In addition to your submission, you will be required to include a cover letter and short, third-person bio.

Additional Guidelines:

♦ All text needs to be in 12-point Georgia font;
♦ All titles must be in bold (standard capitalization);
♦ All poems in one document, one poem per page;
♦ For photographs and drawings – if they have a title, title the file as the title of the image;
♦ Please no addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.

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This is our option for poetry submissions

Submissions will hear back from us within one month. 

We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

Please attach 1-to-3 poems in a single Word document. 

A cover letter and biography are also required. 

All submissions must be in 12 point Georgia font.

This is our option for prose submissions.
Submissions will hear back from us within one month.

 
We do not accept simultaneous submissions.


Please attach your prose (no longer than 2,500 words) in a single Word document.
A cover letter and biography are also required. 

Font in 12 point Georgia, only.

This is our option for micro fiction submissions

Submissions will hear back from us within two weeks.

We do not accept simultaneous submissions.

Please attach 1-to-3 pieces (no more than 300 words per piece) in a single Word document. 

A cover letter and biography are also required. 

Submit all work in 12 point Georgia font.

This is our option for essay submissions.


Submissions will hear back from us within one month.


We do not accept simultaneous submissions.


Please attach your essay (no longer than 2,500 words) in a single Word document.
A cover letter and biography are also required. 

All submissions must be in 12 point Georgia font.

WELCOME to the Southern Collective Experience's FIRST poetry contest!


SUBJECT:  

Women of Resilience: Time and again, women have shown tremendous resilience while overcoming hardship, be it personal, marital, financial, parental, medical, addiction, and personal self worth. In fact, the caverns women navigate to"find the light" are often deep, an brutal.  

GUIDELINES:

The Women of Resilience chapbook contest is a "women's only" competition. 

The goal of the contest is to highlight not only the struggle, but a way to the light. 

For this contest, submit 25 PAGES of poetry focused on those hardships: what gave you hope? What did you learn about yourself? What support system did you have in place? Where are you today? What advice can you pass-on to other women in hardship?

NOTE: DO NOT PUT IDENTIFYING INFORMATION IN YOUR SUBMISSION.

Submissions are only accepted through Submittable. 

SUBMIT BY:

Submissions for this contest are accepted from 11/5/2019 to 03/31/2020.

Cost of submission is $25.00.

JUDGE

Poet Melissa Studdard. 

PRIZES:

(The winner will be interviewed in the summer 2020 issue of The Blue Mountain Review. A standard publishing contract will be arranged concerning first publication rights with the first place entry. ) 

Winners will be announced April 15, 2020.

First Place: $200.00 & 100 copies of their chapbook published by The Southern Collective Experience (SCE).

Second Place: $100.00

Third Place: $50.00

*There will be three honorable mentions.




This is our paid option for a detailed critique for up to 5 poems; or first chapter (not to exceed 2,500 words).

Those who choose this option will hear back from us within two weeks

Please attach your manuscript in a single Word document in the area provided below. 

A cover letter and biography are also required. 

The Blue Mountain Review