Official List of Our 2016 Summer Contest Winners!

We are proud to announce the winners of our 2016 Summer Contest! Poetry, judged by Ocean Vuong 1st Place: “McDonalds” by Anders Carlson-Wee 2nd Place: “Threnody” by Elisabeth Murawski 3rd Place: “Epilogue: Lend Me Your Teeth” by Alabama Stone Non-Fiction,… Continue Reading

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

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

Announcing the 2014 Fiction Contest Winners

We are delighted to announce our 2014 Fiction Contest Winners. Thank you for you patience with the unexpected delay. Fiction judge Roxane Gay has selected the following short stories: 1st Place: “Vox Clamantis” by Jennifer Down “Everything falls apart while a broken… Continue Reading

Announcing Our 2014 Poetry Contest Winners

It is with great pleasure that we have the opportunity to announce our 2014 Poetry Contest Winners. Poetry judge Carmen Giménez Smith has selected the following poems: 1st Place: “Half-Elegy for My Mother’s Voice” by Sara Borjas “This is a classic elegy… Continue Reading

Our 2014 Summer Contest is Open!

  Today is the big day! June 1st – the opening of Blue Mesa Review’s Annual Writing Contest. Submit your best fiction and poetry all the way through August 31st. For more details, see the contest portion of our website.… Continue Reading

2014 Summer Contest

We are so happy to announce the judges for the 2014 Summer Contest in Fiction and Poetry. This year, the fiction judge will be Roxane Gay! Roxane Gay is the author of a novel, An Untamed State, which was published… Continue Reading