The Blue Mountain Review

“The Blue Mountain Review launched from Athens, Georgia in 2015 with the mantra, “We’re all south of somewhere.” As a journal of culture the BMR strives to represent life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. Songs save the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. Our editors read year-round with an eye out for work with homespun and international appeal. We’ve published work with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Nahko, Michel Stone, Genesis Greykid, Cassandra King, Melissa Studdard, and A.E. Stallings.”

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Submissions accepted year-round.

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art, Photography, Cross-genre, Drama, Screenplay, Comics, Reviews, Interviews, Translations

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.