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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
The Blue Mountain Review launched from Athens, Georgia in 2015 with the mantra, “We’re all south of somewhere.” As a journal of culture the BMR strives to represent life through its stories. Stories are vital to our survival. What we sing saves the soul. Our goal is to preserve and promote lives told well through prose, poetry, music, and the visual arts. Our editors read year-round with an eye out for work with homespun and international appeal. We’ve published work with Jericho Brown, Kelli Russell Agodon, Robert Pinsky, Rising Appalachia, Turkuaz, Michel Stone, Michael Flohr, Lee Herrick, Chen Chen, Michael Cudlitz, Pat Metheney, Melissa Studdard, Terry Kay, and Christopher Moore. www.southerncollectiveexperience.com/submission-guidelines/
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essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, gr_novel
Jericho Brown, Robert Pinsky, Melissa Studdard
All submissions go through our Submittable portal where editors give each one their undivided attention. Submissions are accepted year round with no focus on theme.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
01 - 31 months
We sponsor at least two chapbook contests per year.
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How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
Hard work and a stubborn streak that breaks the speed of light.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
Typically two editors for each genre. Interviews are welcome from members of the SCE with folks from all walks of life.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Be concise. Keep it brief. Less is always more.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
From Submittable our editors carefully deliberate and strive to give a response without a long waiting period.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
We look for voice, style, command of language, and that divine blue flame.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Read the submission guidelines. Treat them as biblical edicts.
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Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Those who want to know more, to lose themselves. Serious artists and general hobbits sit equally well with us. Folks who want to know how to make their creativity a vocation.