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

AWP 2014: A Review

We had a great time at AWP in Seattle. See you next year Minneapolis! Here is a list of some of our favorite events: Ben Dolan | Editor-in-Chief: Image Journal‘s 25th Anniversary Reading I’d already heard poet Scott Cairns read… Continue Reading

Crawling Out of the Deep Pit of Despair that is Writing a Novel

Someone once told me that if you can write 70 pages of a novel you will finish it. I was on page 140 when I came very close to burning the entire thing. Sometimes writing workshops can be powerfully motivating,… Continue Reading

A List of Acceptable Distractions from Writing

Summer has hit Albuquerque and it feels like a punch in the stomach. The weather reads 99 degrees today, 100 degrees tomorrow, 101 degrees on Friday. You’ll most likely find me lying face down in my “home office” located in… 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