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Bryant Literary Review is an international magazine of poetry and fiction published annually in May. Since our first issue in 2000, we have actively sought to expand our audience. We provide writing that is sophisticated, informed, and in tune with the moment. We see our purpose to be the cultivation of an active and growing connection between our community and the larger literary culture. Our production values are of the highest caliber, and our roster of published authors includes major award and fellowship winners. The BLR provides a respected venue for creative writing of every kind from around the world. Our only standard is quality. To order copies, please send a check payable to “Bryant Literary Review.” Each copy is $10.00. Please mail the check to Bryant Literary Review, Faculty Suite F, Bryant University, 1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI 02917 For more information, contact [email protected]. To submit work, please review the submission guidelines.
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Bryant Literary Review seeks quality submissions for its twenty-second issue. Send submissions to [email protected] as PDF attachment(s) with subject line “BLR Fiction Submission” or “BLR Poetry Submission.” Limit one submission per author (one short story no longer than 5000 words for Fiction and up to three poems for Poetry). Our reading period is September 1 to December 1. We do not consider previously published work. We do welcome submissions of photography and artwork for our cover. Who Can Submit? Anyone may submit an original creative work (short story, poem, creative non-fiction) to be considered for publication in Bryant Literary Review provided he or she owns the copyright to the work being submitted or is authorized by the copyright owner or owners to submit the article. Authors are the initial owners of the copyrights to their works (an exception in the non-academic world to this might exist if the authors have, as a condition of employment, agreed to transfer copyright to their employer). General Submission Rules Submitted articles cannot have been previously published, nor be forthcoming in an archival journal or book (print or electronic). Please note: "publication" in a working-paper series does not constitute prior publication. In addition, by submitting material to Bryant Literary Review, the author is stipulating that the material is not currently under review at another journal (electronic or print) and that he or she will not submit the material to another journal (electronic or print) until the completion of the editorial decision process at Bryant Literary Review. If you have concerns about the submission terms for Bryant Literary Review, please contact the editors. Formatting Requirements Bryant Literary Review has no general rules about the formatting of articles upon initial submission. There are, however, rules governing the formatting of the final submission. See Final Manuscript Preparation Guidelines for details. Although bepress can provide limited technical support, it is ultimately the responsibility of the author to produce an electronic version of the article as a high-quality PDF (Adobe's Portable Document Format) file, or a Microsoft Word, WordPerfect or RTF file that can be converted to a PDF file. It is understood that the current state of technology of Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) is such that there are no, and can be no, guarantees that documents in PDF will work perfectly with all possible hardware and software configurations that readers may have.
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