A Message from the Incoming Editor-in-Chief

By Steven D. Howe As an MFA affiliated magazine, the Blue Mesa Review editorial staff changes with the academic year. This change is part necessity, due to graduations and new writers joining the program, and part choice to encourage new… Continue Reading

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2015 Summer Contest Judges

We are excited to announce the 2015 Blue Mesa Review Summer Contest judges! Also, we are adding Nonfiction to the contest this year! Get those poems, stories, and essays ready summer contest seekers, because we want to publish you! And… Continue Reading

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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

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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

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Introducing Rananim: An Online Writing Community

The staff of Blue Mesa Review is comprised of current creative writing MFA students from the University of New Mexico. One of the coolest things about our program is working for Blue Mesa Review. But another great thing that a… Continue Reading

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The Summer To-Do List

We all – at least those of us currently entrenched in academia – have one. The long, idealistic, and extremely optimistic list of all the things we’re going to accomplish over summer “break.” Some of us may just have bullet… Continue Reading

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