Summer Reads with Blue Mesa Review

The first day of the semester at the University of New Mexico is today, but the staff at Blue Mesa Review isn’t quite ready to let go of the summer. Check out our recommendations to read over your lunch break,… Continue Reading

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Going Digital

Over the past year, I worked with the 2017 – 2018 Editorial Board to design event posters for our Works in Progress reading series in Albuquerque, read for Blue Mesa Review, and helped our Editor-in-Chief design Issues 36 and 37… Continue Reading

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On Stepping in as Fiction Editor and Advice to Our Submitters

I’m extremely lucky to be Blue Mesa Review’s new Fiction Editor. I have the good fortune of immersing myself in the worlds you’ve created through your stories. The writing world is a community of talented, tenacious artists, and that I’ve… Continue Reading

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Move Aside, NYC. The 505 is Your New Short Story City.

By Alice Yang   Dear New York Publishers, Out here in the West, we continue to consume short stories set in New York, chronicling the melodrama of humanity against the all too familiar backdrop of skyscrapers, subways, and large bodies… Continue Reading

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Our Best of the Net Nominations. Drum Roll Please…

  Blue Mesa Review is proud to announce our nominees for Best of the Net:   Nonfiction Ghosted Image of a Naked Girl  By Anne Riesenberg —vibe  By Marcos Gonsalez Poetry McDonald’s  By Anders Carlson-Wee The Boat I’m Building You  By Robin Cedar… Continue Reading

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Which Came First: Alcoholism and Mental Illness or Writing?

  As a writer, but even more so as an indigenous writer, I’ve always been plagued by the pervasive image of the self-destructive, mentally ill, alcoholic writer. Think Hemingway, Faulkner, Edgar Allan Poe. And these are just a few on… Continue Reading

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A Matter of Choice

  I haven’t seen Manuel in a few months now. I’m glad. I thought he’d gone the first time he left, but no more than a month later he was back. This time I think he’s gone for good. I… Continue Reading

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