Blue River is looking for the best poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction by students currently enrolled in graduate creative writing programs or within one year post-graduation.
#1 Submission is free.
#2 We nominate writers for prizes. In 2016 we nominated four of our writers for the The Pushcart. We hope to again in 2017, and we also plan to nominate writers who inspire us to the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, and the Best American series.
#3 Your work will be considered alongside fellow creative writing graduate students and recent grads. Now is the time to get your name out there.
Visit our website for submission instructions: blueriverreview.org
Blue River is a non-profit literary journal produced by Creighton University’s MFA program. We seek to build a new tradition: to foster and celebrate contemporary graduate-level creative writers by publishing their fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. In that spirit, we provide our own MFA students with experience in literary editing and production as a preparation for work in the publishing industry.