Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner!

We are giving thanks this holiday season for all those who make Blue Mesa Review possible; our readers, contributors, contest judges, our host university, and the literary community. And we want to offer a special thanks and congratulations to our annual contest winners.


Fiction – Judged by Lori Ostlund and Anne Raeff

1st Place – “Around the Parking Lot” by David Connor

2nd Place – “In-Laws and Out-Laws” by Evan Lloyd


Poetry – Judged by Safiya Sinclair

1st Place – “egungun” by Aurielle Lucier

2nd Place – “Her Word Will Land in You” by Alana de Hinojosa

3rd Place – “Starter Home” by Samuel Piccone


Nonfiction – Judged by Rigoberto González

1st – “On Playing Yu-Gi-Oh as a Nerdy, Brown Kid in Houston” by Reyes Ramirez

2nd – “Shattering Silence” by Yvonne Conza


We’re excited to share these wonderful works in Issue 36, forthcoming in early December 2017.