Dear Readers and Writers,
A bit of an update and a review:
We’ve been an online literary journal for five years! And we’re celebrating with our first in-print anthology, due out in January of 2021. It was a challenge to distill so many great submissions into our first book, and the narrowing down process was difficult. We’re hoping this will be the first of many, and will provide details for ordering and availability when the time comes.
In the meantime, we’re proud to present our Fall/September 2020 issue, and we welcome back our returning editors as well as some new ones, who will help us review submissions throughout the school year. We have a rotating group of editors and sometimes have openings. If you have an interest in helping us read and review submissions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll discuss.
We continue to accept submissions on our website: www.bluemarblereview.com and welcome creative work that fits our guidelines:
Poetry: Any and all forms, max of 3 per submission
Non-fiction: This includes, book reviews, personal essays, and travel stories all with a max of 1500 words. We do publish the occasional school research paper as well.
Fiction: Short stories, or flash, experimental, hybrid—1500 words max, not more than 3 of these per submission.
ART: Send us a jpeg—4 pieces max
We try to respond in 4-6 weeks to all submissions, meaning this is our goal…. sometimes we’re much speedier, and others slower, but we do try to keep our writers informed. You can always email to check on how we’re doing with the queue.
We’re here for questions, and we’re as always grateful for the grant givers, the cheerleaders, and our student writers who keep us hopeful and optimistic during this time of Covid uncertainty. Thank you all, and enjoy the issue!