4 Reasons You Should Submit to Literary Magazines

Some mornings I wake up channeling my favorite movie or book characters. This morning, I woke up feeling very Voila Davis’s character, Aibileen, from The Help. And when I allowed my imagination free reign, this is the message she gave… Continue Reading

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2016 Summer Contest Judges!

We are excited to announce the 2016 Blue Mesa Review Summer Contest judges! Send us your best work in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Our Poetry judge is Ocean Vuong! Vuong is the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper… Continue Reading

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Happy New Year!

Sorry for the radio silence. The BMR crew all went into hibernation over the holiday, which really isn’t what you might think. We were reading, writing, planning, and resting up for a new semester which is now in full swing.… Continue Reading

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Welcome to NaNoREVMo: Why December Should Be National Novel Revising Month

On November 1, 2013, I committed myself to what felt like the Herculean task of writing 50,000 words in one month. Thirty days later, at 9:30 PM, I penned the last of those while sitting in the backseat of our… Continue Reading

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Five Women You Should Be Reading

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. I took an excellent workshop with Tom Barbash on examining the intricacies of craft in fiction. We poured over short stories and chapters of novels… Continue Reading

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Summer Must Reads: Latin@ Poets

Summer Must Reads: Latin@ Poets The Latin@ canon is vast, rich, and important because of how these writers uniquely explore their identities through themes of cultural inheritance, geographical location, and being multilingual. As these writers carve out their places, we… Continue Reading

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