Bellevue Literary Review

Bellevue Literary Review Bellevue Literary Review is a unique literary magazine that publishes poetry and prose that touches on illness, health, and healing.

Today’s read: “Autobiography” by Carla Hartenberger, a story that follows a set of conjoined twins who must wrestle with...
01/28/2020

Today’s read: “Autobiography” by Carla Hartenberger, a story that follows a set of conjoined twins who must wrestle with the physiology and psychology that both keep them together and wrench them apart.

As we are working on our next issue -- featuring the latest winners of the BLR Prizes -- we'll highlight some past prizewinners. "Autobiography" won BLR’s Goldenberg Prize for Fiction in 2015.

https://tinyurl.com/BLR-autobiography

From BLR’s 10th Anniversary issue (ever further in the rearview as we approach our 20th, but always worth revisiting…): ...
01/07/2020

From BLR’s 10th Anniversary issue (ever further in the rearview as we approach our 20th, but always worth revisiting…): “Illness as Muse” by Rafael Campo. Read the full essay here: https://tinyurl.com/BLR-Illness-Muse

This is one of the beautiful old murals in Bellevue Hospital’s rotunda, where the BLR has often held its readings. Artis...
01/03/2020

This is one of the beautiful old murals in Bellevue Hospital’s rotunda, where the BLR has often held its readings. Artist David Margolis painted the murals from 1937 to 1941, and by 1945 they could no longer be seen... More fascinating history here: http://tinyurl.com/NYT-Margolis

Tomorrow (end of day) is the deadline to submit to our "Reading the Body" theme issue. Usher in 2020 by submitting a poe...
12/31/2019
Bellevue Literary Review Submission Manager

Tomorrow (end of day) is the deadline to submit to our "Reading the Body" theme issue. Usher in 2020 by submitting a poem, story, or essay!

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the Bellevue Literary Review.   We are currently open to: - general submissions  - submissions for a theme issue on "Reading the Body"    In Fall 2020, the Bellevue Literary Review will publish an issue on the theme of "Reading the Body."  We are see...

When in Distress, Try Sonnets
12/30/2019
When in Distress, Try Sonnets

When in Distress, Try Sonnets

Large in scope but small in size, the sonnet encapsulates infinitely malleable spirits within a finite frame, as we do.

Today’s #poem, from the BLR archive: “Our Cat at the Winter Solstice” by Joan I. Siegel (V8N1)
12/23/2019

Today’s #poem, from the BLR archive:
“Our Cat at the Winter Solstice” by Joan I. Siegel (V8N1)

The submission deadline for our theme issue on "Reading the Body" is January 1st! Make it a pre-New Year's resolution to...
12/20/2019
Bellevue Literary Review Submission Manager

The submission deadline for our theme issue on "Reading the Body" is January 1st! Make it a pre-New Year's resolution to submit...

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the Bellevue Literary Review.   We are currently open to: - general submissions  - submissions for a theme issue on "Reading the Body"    In Fall 2020, the Bellevue Literary Review will publish an issue on the theme of "Reading the Body."  We are see...

"I am my main informant. I am a confluence of little / faults and powerful virtues..."Today's poem: "The Interview" by K...
12/18/2019

"I am my main informant. I am a confluence of little /
faults and powerful virtues..."

Today's poem: "The Interview" by Kathryn Starbuck
(Honorable mention winner, BLR's Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry, 2016)

What a wonderful feature -- we're especially excited to see BLR poets Patty Crane & Yanyi highlighted, but look forward ...
12/12/2019
Poetic Lenses: Our Fifteenth Annual Look at Debut Poetry

What a wonderful feature -- we're especially excited to see BLR poets Patty Crane & Yanyi highlighted, but look forward to reading all of the interviews!

Ten debut poets published in 2019, including Camonghne Felix and Jake Skeets, share their advice, inspiration, and path to publication.

From BLR’s theme issue on displacement is “Thoreau’s Body” by Joanne Jacobson, a stunning essay that covers displacement...
12/11/2019

From BLR’s theme issue on displacement is “Thoreau’s Body” by Joanne Jacobson, a stunning essay that covers displacement in terms of cultural and family history, illness, body, and literature.

More about the issue:
https://blr.med.nyu.edu/content/archive/2018/fall

“I am afraid. Of self-absorption. Total. Constant. Woe is me. I want people to like depressed people like me. I want joy...
12/09/2019

“I am afraid. Of self-absorption. Total. Constant. Woe is me. I want people to like depressed people like me. I want joy. I want happiness. I want a career. I want normal. I want to understand. I want you to understand. I want you to fix me. I want a pill. I don’t want a pill. I want help. I don’t want help. I don’t want to go to a psychiatrist. I want to see a psychiatrist every day. I want death. I want life. I want to know what is happening to me. I want to stop wanting. I don’t want to talk about this anymore."

Today’s read, from the BLR archive:
"The Origin of Fear" by Inez Holger
https://blr.med.nyu.edu/content/archive/2010/theoriginoffear

The BLR is a story of great literature reflecting the world around us and the world within us. We’d love for you to be p...
12/03/2019
Be Part of the Story on #GivingTuesday

The BLR is a story of great literature reflecting the world around us and the world within us. We’d love for you to be part of that story. On #GivingTuesday, please consider supporting the BLR with a tax-deductible donation to help us continue to publish great writing, support new authors, and engage at the intersection of literature and medicine.

Our 2019 Pushcart Prize nominations are in the mail!  So much stunning work to choose from this year...
11/26/2019

Our 2019 Pushcart Prize nominations are in the mail! So much stunning work to choose from this year...

We are *thrilled* to announce the winners of the 2020 BLR Prizes!  Congratulations to our winners: Yalitza Ferreras (fic...
11/25/2019

We are *thrilled* to announce the winners of the 2020 BLR Prizes! Congratulations to our winners: Yalitza Ferreras (fiction) Nina Adel (nonfiction), & Julia B. Levine (poetry).

Learn more about the winners & honorable mentions here:
https://mailchi.mp/a6be032263fb/blr-prizewinners2020

Mary Pan's Narrative Medicine Monday pieces are a must for those interested in writing about illness and medicine.  This...
11/19/2019
Narrative Medicine Monday: Throat

Mary Pan's Narrative Medicine Monday pieces are a must for those interested in writing about illness and medicine. This week she features a poem from BLR: Gabriel Spera's "Throat," which won our 2018 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize in Poetry.

Gabriel Spera writes of how our body changes in sinister ways in his award winning Bellevue Literary Review poem “Throat.” Spera speaks of how aging can alter a previously cherished reality, in thi…

Many pieces in the Bellevue Literary Review's archive explore coming of age and the ways in which this process is affect...
11/18/2019
Just Kids: Stories of Youth from the BLR Archive

Many pieces in the Bellevue Literary Review's archive explore coming of age and the ways in which this process is affected by our bodies: their imperfections, their failures, their impermanence. Children and young adults have their own way of looking at the world, as so much of it is still new to them. Often, too, they are in such a rush to become older, to push forth into adulthood. But what happens when a child is forced into adulthood too early by the reality of his own body’s fragility? When she has to deal with illness or loss instead of having the time to enjoy being young? The stories in this collection are about straddling the line between childhood and adulthood, about trying to have fun and be a kid while simultaneously juggling adult-sized struggles.

We're thrilled to be represented in the new Pushcart Prize anthology by Dan Pope's "Bon Voyage, Charlie," a story from o...
11/14/2019

We're thrilled to be represented in the new Pushcart Prize anthology by Dan Pope's "Bon Voyage, Charlie," a story from our theme issue on displacement.

BLR Author News: We're delighted to see Kathryn Trueblood's TAKE DAILY AS NEEDED: A NOVEL IN STORIES out in the world! (...
11/13/2019
Cascadia Weekly: Take Daily as Needed

BLR Author News: We're delighted to see Kathryn Trueblood's TAKE DAILY AS NEEDED: A NOVEL IN STORIES out in the world! (One chapter, "The No-Tell Hotel," won our Goldenberg Prize for Fiction in 2013.)

If you're near Bellingham, WA, Kate is reading this Sunday at Village Books.

When readers are first introduced to Maeve Beaufort, her 14-month-old daughter Noelle is being rushed to the emergency room in an ambulance after the pine nuts in the pesto she was served for dinner caused her face to swell “like rapidly rising dough.” By the end of Take Daily as Needed:…

From the BLR archive: "Canine Cardiology,” a moving essay about losses -- and loves -- both human and canine.https://tin...
11/12/2019

From the BLR archive: "Canine Cardiology,” a moving essay about losses -- and loves -- both human and canine.
https://tinyurl.com/BLR-canine

On Veterans Day we look back at our theme issue "Embattled: The Ramifications of War," a collection of work about a broa...
11/11/2019

On Veterans Day we look back at our theme issue "Embattled: The Ramifications of War," a collection of work about a broad spectrum of people affected by war in a myriad of ways, in many places and times.

Explore the issue: https://tinyurl.com/blr-embattled

Our latest issue is taking a tour of the city...
11/11/2019

Our latest issue is taking a tour of the city...

Writing Women’s Pain: A Roundtable
11/08/2019
Writing Women’s Pain: A Roundtable

Writing Women’s Pain: A Roundtable

We asked some of our favorite writers (listed below, with their latest books) to address what it means to write and research pain and to unpack the ways in which this influences the fiction and non…

How Medicine Made Me a Reader — MedHumChat
11/07/2019
How Medicine Made Me a Reader — MedHumChat

How Medicine Made Me a Reader — MedHumChat

Suzanne Koven, MD has practiced primary care internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for over 25 years. In 2019 she was named inaugural Writer in Residence at Mass General. Here she reflects on the evolution of her relationship with literature over the course of her career.

Our latest issue features “Unwrapping” by Wendy Breuer, a moving essay in which the memory of one of the author’s earlie...
11/07/2019

Our latest issue features “Unwrapping” by Wendy Breuer, a moving essay in which the memory of one of the author’s earliest patients is reflected in her father’s illness.

blr.med.nyu.edu/content/current

11/07/2019

Thank you to all writers who submitted to the BLR Prizes and have been waiting patiently for results. (And we do mean *patiently*!)

We'll be ready to make announcements in the next few weeks, so please sit tight just a bit longer...

Pick up a copy of our latest issue, with a dreamy cover by Will Cotton (a perfect treat for Halloween!)The writing in th...
10/30/2019

Pick up a copy of our latest issue, with a dreamy cover by Will Cotton (a perfect treat for Halloween!)

The writing in the issue really shines. Check out the full table of contents below, and order a copy here: https://tinyurl.com/BLR-Issue-37

What better way to spend a misty evening than with beautiful words? Join us for BLR's Off the Page reading, featuring po...
10/29/2019

What better way to spend a misty evening than with beautiful words? Join us for BLR's Off the Page reading, featuring poetry & prose from our new issue read by the talented Erin Cherry & Deven Kolluri.

TONIGHT - 6pm
NYU Langone Health
First Ave & 30th St - Schwartz E Auditorium
(Use the Science Building entrance on 30th St,
between First Ave & the FDR Drive)

Cross great actors with great literature and what do you get? BLR's "Off the Page" performance. **** Join us TONIGHT @ 6...
10/29/2019

Cross great actors with great literature and what do you get? BLR's "Off the Page" performance.

**** Join us TONIGHT @ 6pm ****
NYU Langone Health, 550 First Ave, NYC
Schwartz E Auditorium
(enter through the Science Building on 30th St)

We're thrilled to welcome Emmy Award winner
Erin Cherry & Deven Kolluri to read poetry & prose from our new issue More info: https://blr.med.nyu.edu/news/events/

"The Gun Goes Off and At First No One Knows Who's Been Hit" by Ian Baaske will be one of the stories read at our "Off th...
10/28/2019

"The Gun Goes Off and At First No One Knows Who's Been Hit" by Ian Baaske will be one of the stories read at our "Off the Page" event.

Join us TOMORROW, October 29, 6pm at NYU Langone Health (more info: https://blr.med.nyu.edu/news/events)

BLR goes "Off the Page' this Tuesday, 10/29! Editor Danielle Ofri hosts an evening of readings, as actors Erin Cherry & ...
10/27/2019

BLR goes "Off the Page' this Tuesday, 10/29! Editor Danielle Ofri hosts an evening of readings, as actors Erin Cherry & Deven Kolluri bring poetry & prose from our new issue to life. All are welcome! Free & open to the public
blr.med.nyu.edu/news/events

"A widely held notion about pain seems to be that it 'destroys language.' But pain doesn’t destroy language: it changes ...
10/25/2019
Anne Boyer: What is the Language of Pain?

"A widely held notion about pain seems to be that it 'destroys language.' But pain doesn’t destroy language: it changes it."

An excerpt from THE UNDYING by Anne Boyer, via Literary Hub

To be a minor person in great pain at this point in history is to be a person who feels inside their body when most people just want to look. There’s expository pain like an X-ray machine, illumina…

********* You're invited! BLR "Off the Page" *********Join us on Tuesday, 10/29, to celebrate the new issue of BLR with ...
10/25/2019

********* You're invited! BLR "Off the Page" *********

Join us on Tuesday, 10/29, to celebrate the new issue of BLR with an evening of dramatic readings. We're thrilled to welcome actors Erin Cherry & Deven Kolluri, who will bring their talents to readings of poetry & prose.

Free & open to the public
Details: https://blr.med.nyu.edu/news/events

"What does it mean to say, 'I am not well,' when you are a healer?"A beautifully moving piece by Dr. Marie Archambault C...
10/24/2019
You Did Not Teach Me What You Thought You Did

"What does it mean to say, 'I am not well,' when you are a healer?"

A beautifully moving piece by Dr. Marie Archambault Carlson in JAMA: "You Did Not Teach Me What You Thought You Did"

In this narrative medicine essay, a clinical educator uses her experiences enduring the aftermath of treatment for acute myeloid leukemia to reflect on the difference between physician-teachers and patients’ experience of illness and to locate meaning in what she can offer her colleagues and...

Our latest call for submissions invites poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on the theme of "Reading the Body" --  our bodie...
10/23/2019
Bellevue Literary Review Submission Manager

Our latest call for submissions invites poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on the theme of "Reading the Body" -- our bodies tell us our truths, reveal our truths, and sometimes blindside us with truths we may not have known...

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the Bellevue Literary Review.   We are currently open to: general submissions  submissions for a theme issue on "Reading the Body"    In Fall 2020, the Bellevue Literary Review will publish an issue on the theme of "Reading the Body."  We are seeking...

"The Emperor of Blue Stone" by Frances Park -- a beautiful story of a daughter's gift to her lonely aging father -- will...
10/23/2019

"The Emperor of Blue Stone" by Frances Park -- a beautiful story of a daughter's gift to her lonely aging father -- will be one of the stories read at our upcoming "Off the Page" event.

Join us next Tues, 10/29, 6pm at NYU Langone Health
More info: https://blr.med.nyu.edu/news/events

Cross great actors with great literature and what do you get? BLR's "Off the Page" performance. Join us for a wonderful ...
10/21/2019

Cross great actors with great literature and what do you get?
BLR's "Off the Page" performance.

Join us for a wonderful evening next Tuesday, 10/29 @ 6pm
https://blr.med.nyu.edu/news/events/

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Former Goldenberg Prize for Fiction winner recounts the challenges of parenting and writing with physical limitations in order to encourage other writers!
Blinkers of Gold . Macy “ I read you had a baby girl named SIENNA .’ I was your nanny when you were growing , I was in my early 20’s I can look after your daughter very well. She had a vision dispensing compassion , golden blinkers were amiss. She sent the childhood snaps she still had them . Miss Macy was passionately compassionate. She was responded by equal love and passion by the little boy once who earned a law firm with several offices all over the globe The little boy X ............. Had earned the golden spoon but had compassion, sense and sensitivity with sensibility, for the blinkers of gold were amongst his accessories, they were not lying on the nasal bridge . He had nurtured cosmic , microcosm and microcosm growth . He had global perception , he was aware of the multiplication, replication , duplication , deletion , conjugation zipping and unzipping of code at the DNA LEVEL . To get a clear , vivid and apt picture of life he was unveiling the shady areas of the still silence , letting go , he was measuring the distance between the known ,knower and know now . I am , am I he often asks I KNow me and myself . Every night he subjects himself to self evaluation, Where do I stand ? Who am I ? Why do I exist ? Why am I here? A lawyer by profession is aware of the reproductive medicine .
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have your editors read this:
Accepting submissions of short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice, literary insights for Ginosko Literary Journal. Editorial lead time 1-2 months; accept simultaneous submissions & reprints; length flexible, accept excerpts. Ginosko γινώσκω A Greek word meaning to perceive, understand, realize, come to know; knowledge that has an inception, a progress, an attainment. The recognition of truth from experience. Publishing as semiannual litzine. Check free downloadable issues on website for tone & style. Print anthology of selected material every 4 issues. 2019 Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest, $500 prize, $5 entry fee. Deadline March 1st, 2019. See website for details. Submit by Submittable link on website. Authors retain copyrights. Read year-round. Member CLMP. Est 2002. Ginosko Literary Journal PO Box 246 Fairfax, CA 94978 Robert Paul Cesaretti, editor
2019 GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST, $500 prize, $5 entry fee. Deadline March 1st, 2019. See website for details, http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com.
"Sparks" by Chris Connolly, winner of the 2018 Ginosko Flash Fiction Contest. http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com
2018 GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST $500 prize, $5 entry fee. Submit 1-2 pieces, 800 words max each. Deadline March 1st, 2018. Details
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS the recognition of truth from experience http://ginoskoliteraryjournal.com
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS the recognition of truth from experience http://ginoskoliteraryjournal.com
Issue 19 Ginosko Literary Journal online http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com