Bellingham Review :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About Bellingham Review: The Bellingham Review publishes “literature of palpable quality.” We showcase works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
Western Washington University MS 9053
Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone: (360) 650-4863
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Postal submissions: yes Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 9/15-12/15 (open submissions); 12/1-3/15 (contest submissions) Response time: 1-6 months Payment: dependent on funding Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 0734-2934 Founded: 1977 Issues per year: 1 print; 1 online Copy Price: $10 Subscription 1 year (Ind): $12 US (Foreign/Canada $22) Subscription 1 year (Inst): $20 US (Foreign/Canada $30)
Publisher’s Description: At home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, the Bellingham Review is published annually in affiliation with the English Department and the Creative Writing Program at Western Washington University. Established in 1977, the Bellingham Review has earned an excellent reputation in the literary world for publishing poems, stories, essays, and photographs which display both depth of content and nudge the limits of form or execute traditional forms exquisitely.
We receive submissions from all over the world and we print the previously unpublished works of established and emerging writers. Our contributors often go on to publish their own books and collections. Their work has recently appeared in Harper’s, Utne Reader, and Pushcart Prize Anthology.
To request a sample copy or subscription, please make your check payable to Bellingham Review/Western Foundation and mail to address above.
Issue 64 of Bellingham Review features an array of innovative and more traditional works of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, engaging readers from the journal’s first pages, which begin with the winners of Bellingham Review’s annual literary contests. This edition of Western Washington University’s nonprofit literary arts magazine features work from Melanie McCabe, Catherine Pierce, Becky Hagenston, Debra Marquart, Dennis Braden, Kara van de Graaf, David Meischen, Annah Browning, and many more.
Bellingham Review’s premier online issue [Fall 2011] is dedicated to short forms. This edition includes traditional works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and many pieces that blend genres in surprising and innovative ways. The issue features work by Dinah Cox, Kevin Simmonds, Joe Bonomo, Amy Billone, Jessie van Eerden, Rochelle Hurt, Franz Knupfer, Mark Wagenaar, Eva Heisler, Sarah McCartt-Jackson, Sherry Simpson, Edwin Lyngar, and more.
The Spring 2011 issue captivates readers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, beginning with the winners of our 2010 contest. The issue features poetry by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Christopher Howell, Shane McCrae, Gary L. McDowell, Laura Read, Traci Brimhall, Bruce Snider, and more; essays by Laurie Alberts, Lina Maria Ferreira Cabeza-Vanegas, Kristen Radtke, Colin Rafferty, Diane LeBlanc, and Laura Esther Wolfson; fiction by Nora Bonner, Ivan Faute, Brittany Lynn Goss, D. Seth Horton, Jill Logan, Jenn Scott, Midge Raymond, and Norman Simon. These works in poetry and prose are accentuated by the breathtaking photography of Steve Byland, Minh Carrico, Paul Ford, Chuck Graham, Mick Klass, and Geoff Peterson.
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