**Currently Closed to new submissions until further notice**
We accept nonfiction, creative nonfiction, art, and translation from January 1 through September 30. We are also looking for poetry (short, long, free, metered, lyric, narrative, or prose) but this goes through a rotating guest editor instead of our regular staff. Flash Fiction should be sent directly to bluelyrareview at gmail dot com while all other genres go through Submittable.
We close annually for submissions between October 01 and December 31.
We are on a rolling basis but deadlines for each issue are:
Spring - Feb 01 (published end of March; 2013-2015 this was published end of Feb.)
Summer - May 01 (published live end of June)
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Currently Blue Lyra Press (Delphi series) is closed for submissions until summer 2017)!
Please keep in mind that we have our next two books planned so if we accept anything at this time it won't be published until end 2017 or early 2018.
Currently we are looking for flash fiction manuscripts and poetry. Please put the genre in the box.
We would like to see a bio and acknowledgment page.
If accepted, payment will be in books.
We like work that is narrative, has strong imagery, and nature is always beautiful. Our primary interest is our mission statement (same as the journal): BLP aims to unite writers and artists from a diverse array of backgrounds, paying special homage to the voices of Jewish writers and those from other underrepresented communities. Overall, we look for quality and do not exclude looking at work from any writer.
Many of these manuscripts seen have now been published! If you look online, most places charge a min. of $150! This is your opportunity to get an editor's eye, one who is an avid reader and passionate wordsmith!
This will include: a general overall critique (order, content, stanza arrangement, what is working and what is not, etc.) of a manuscript of poetry no more than 20 pages or $1 per page! $3 goes to credit card and Submittable fees. Sometimes I will focus on line arrangement and what is working vs what is not.
(If you wish more than 20 pages, just pay twice for 40 pages and thrice for 60 pages or click the full manuscript option!)
Again, this is not a line by line comment but from the perspective of a careful editor and avid reader. However, there will be some line edits and recommended cuts as well as what I really like most. I will focus on order (if you request it) but also what poems I feel should be included and/or excluded from the group. I will be thinking of it as a manuscript so please include all the information as if you will be submitting it for publication! If possible, I may get comments or feedback from other writers I know to add a paragraph of comments which may or may not support my views on the critique.
Please include cover page, table of contents, and acknowledgment page.
We will consider the unpublished poems for publication upon your agreement.
The money will be used for two purposes: 1) a donation to one of the charities we support (see our Charity Page at bluelyrareview.com) and to accomplish our goal of producing a best of print edition to be released December 2013. We also take donations through Paypal (again, see our Charity Page )
Please be aware that $1.14 is for credit card fee and $1.30 is for Submittable fee.