Bellingham Review is a nonprofit literary arts magazine affiliated with Western Washington University. Our yearly print edition is published in the spring.
Our general submission period is from September 15th through December 1st.
The editors welcome submissions of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry,
author interviews, and black-and-white photography. There are no
limitations on form or subject matter. Prose must be under 6,000 words
(Please indicate the approximate word count on prose pieces.) For
submissions longer than 6,000 words, please send a query with a brief
description of the work. Novel excerpts are acceptable but must be able
to stand alone. The editors prefer poetry submissions of up to three
poems per submission.
All electronic submissions should follow the directions available on
Submittable and be titled with the name of the work. The author will
receive a confirmation of the receipt of the work as well as our final
decision through email. All mailed submissions should be accompanied by a
self-addressed stamped envelope for reply. Submissions from other
countries should be accompanied by a sufficient number of international
postal reply coupons.
Mailed submissions should be addressed to:
Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry Editor
Mail Stop 9053
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225