June 1 – August 31
Publication, $500 cash prize
This competition is open to original English language works in the genres of poetry and fiction. The submission must be an unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; please note that reading fees are non-refundable, and you must withdraw the submission immediately via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. The author must not have a close personal or professional relationship with any current or previous BMR staff members.
Startling, compelling, and beautiful original work. We’re looking for fresh prose and powerful poetry.
Submissions are accepted exclusively through our online submissions manager, Submittable. Entries must be received no later than August 31. Please submit a packet of up to 3 poems or up to 6,000 words of prose. The same person may submit in both genres, as well as submit multiple works per genre. Results will be announced via e-mail and posted on our website in mid-October.