Call for Submissions 2014-2015

It’s the day we look forward to all year: general submissions are officially open. We will accept general submissions through Submittable from Sept. 15 – Dec. 1.

We are looking for “literature of palpable quality: poems, stories, and essays so beguiling they invite us to come closer, look deeper.”

Submit your best work today on Submittable! We’re eager to read your work!

Call for Submissions 2014-2015

Do you have questions about submitting to the Bellingham Review? Check out our general submissions guidelines.

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2014 Contest Winners

Announcing 2014 Contest Winners!

Bellingham Review is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Literary Contests

The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction

Final Judge: Joy Castro

First Place: Michael Palmer, “A Glossary of West Texas”

Runner Up: Whitney Templeton, “Body Cavities”

Finalists: Rebecca Bald, Sonja Livingston, Jericho Parms, Allie Rowbottom, Julie Wittes Schlack, Maya Jewell Zeller


The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry

Final Judge: Kathleen Flenniken

First Place: Jackleen Holton, “Goldfish”

Finalists: Leslie Marie Aguilar, C. Wade Bentley, Cathleen Chambless, Lynn Deming, Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, Rebecca Foust, Jenny Grassl, Amy Greacan, Kathleen McClung, Arlene Naganawa, Nathan Renie, Tobias Wray


The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction

Final Judge: Shawn Wong

First Place: Tom Howard, “Temple and Vine”

Finalists: Noelle Catharine Allen, Amina Gautier, Patricia Schultheis, Britt Tisdale

Thanks to all who submitted! We will begin accepting 2015 Contest Submissions in December.

Issue 67 Is Here!

Issue 67 - Online

Issue 67 – Online

Bellingham Review is pleased to announce the release of Issue 67, Fall 2013. Follow the link for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, a book review, and the work of our featured artist, Terry Nelson. We are especially pleased with this edition and we hope you enjoy it. Our sincerest thanks go out to all our contributors and all who helped to make this issue possible.

Contests Are Open!

2014 Literary Contests Are OPEN!

Our contest submission period is officially open and will run till March 15, 2014. Send us your best work!

The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, Final Judge: Kathleen Flenniken

Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction, Final Judge: Joy Castro

The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, Final Judge: Shawn Wong

1st Place: $1,000 in each Category, plus publication in Bellingham Review.

Runners up and finalists may be considered for publication.