"Blue Mesa Review has a rotating editorial board, so each issue is fresh and unique. They are seeking strong voices and lively, compelling narratives with a fine eye for craft."
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Response time:
2-6 months
Simultaneous submissions:
Previously published:
Submission fee:
Expedited submissions:
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Examples online:

Important stuff

ANNUAL SUMMER CONTEST: July 1 – September 31st. See the contest page for complete details. *Individuals previously affiliated with the University of New Mexico (students, staff, and/or faculty), should not submit to Blue Mesa Review until they have been unaffiliated for five full years. *Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, response time can be longer than our standard two-six months. Please be patient. If you have not heard from us in six months, you can email us at bmreditr@unm.edu. “Submission Query” should be the subject line. Rights: We ask for first North American serial rights and non-exclusive electronic rights for our website. Blue Mesa Review does not consider work that has been previously published in print or online. Rights revert to the author upon publication. Each piece is published in our online issue and considered for our Annual Print Issue. *Submissions should be saved in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Prose submissions should be double-spaced. Poetry can be single-spaced. Please use a standard typeface and font size (12 pt). Pages should be numbered and a brief cover letter should be provided.




Max words: 6000Max pieces: 1


Max words: 6000Max pieces: 1


Max pieces: 5


Max pieces: 4Please view the artwork published in our current issue before submitting. Selected artists will receive a $25 contributor payment.


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