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

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

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

An Interview with Suzanne Richardson

I was very excited when the opportunity to interview Suzanne Richardson presented itself. Suzanne grew up in Durham, North Carolina. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Utica College in New York. Suzanne also served as Editor-in-Chief of… Continue Reading

Yes, I’m in an MFA Program.

I spent the past week working at the 16th annual Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. It was my second time attending the Conference—I’m lucky enough to be the Graduate Assistant for the TSWC—and this time around I was better prepared to… Continue Reading

Dan Mueller Reads with Former Student Charles McLeod

Christina Glessner is a 2nd year MFA student at the University of New Mexico, concentrating in fiction. She is Managing Editor elect for Blue Mesa Review. On April 11, 2013, I had the pleasure of watching Dan Mueller and Charles… Continue Reading

“Because this happened to me. That’s not enough.” – Five Questions for Justin St. Germain

Blue Mesa Review: What book or books made you realize you wanted to write? Justin St. Germain: I don’t think I ever had a specific moment in which I realized I wanted to write. As a kid, I read a lot of… Continue Reading