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Welcome! Please browse our compilation of poetry, nonfiction, fiction, translations, book reviews and art.

*Newest Issue 4.1*

Issue Three (3)

Issue 3.6: Themed Far From The Maddening Crowd
Issue 3.5: Focus on 10 Singapore Poets
Issue 3.4: Summer 2014
Issue 3.3: Special Fiction Only Issue (April 2014)

Issue 3.2: Spring 2014
Issue 3.1: Special Non-fiction Only Issue  (January 2014)

Issue Two (2)

Issue 2.4: Fall 2013 – Stories We’d Rather Not Tell
(Special October Theme Issue)
Issue 2.3: Special Poetry Only & Turkish Poets Issue (August 2013)
Issue 2.2: Summer 2013
Issue 2.1: Spring 2013

Issue One (1)

Issue 1.2:  Fall 2012
Issue 1.1: Summer 2012

Blue Lyra Review aims to unite writers and artists from a diverse array of backgrounds, paying special homage to Jewish voices and those from other underrepresented communities. However, we are not exclusive and look for quality above all else.

Blue Lyra Review publishes three online issues per year (end of March as of 2016, end of June and end of October), and a print anthology a few weeks before AWP Conference. We decide what goes into the print anthology mostly on the number of “likes” a post receives, plus we add in new pieces by authors we invite to submit as well as our contest winners.

We accept poetry, nonfiction, fiction, translations book reviews and artistic images from Jan. 01 through September 29. Please submit your work through Submittable. More information is available on our Submissions Page.

We close annually for submissions between October 01 and December 31. Deadlines for each issue:

Spring – Feb 01 (published end of March; through 2015 this was published end of Feb.)

Summer – May 01 (published live end of June)

Winter – Sept 01 (published live end of October)

Check back periodically for upcoming contests and be sure to “Like” us on Facebook to qualify for the free stuff that we love to send our friends!

Any writings or image published on Blue Lyra Review is copyrighted by the creator. Explicit permission must be obtained from the copyright holder for use of any such material. E-mail bluelyrareview at gmail#dot#com to obtain contact information for those writers and artists whos information is not listed on this site.


LATEST NEWS (Updated 03/01/15)Blue Lyra Review star logo

AWP is around the corner and we will once again be sharing a table with Naugatuck River Review! Blue Lyra Review is now reopen for submissions in nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, art, and translations. You can see what we’re looking for on our Submissions page. Fiction is by invitation only.

Our newest issue is out (March 1). But also stop by our two most recent issues: Far From The Maddening Crowd & a focus on 10 Singapore Poets! Read them all and remember to let us know what you think on Facebook and on Twitter @BlueLyraReview. We’re using the unique hashtag #BlueLyra.

We also have t-shirts available and you can purchase the first and second  anthology. We want to really encourage you to do so as Blue Lyra Review is at a crossroads as whether to continue forward publishing diverse voices or to discontinue altogether. Donations also encouraged (see sidebar).

By signing up for our newsletter (on the left-hand side of this page), you can be reminded of upcoming publications and special offers too.

A Literary Journal of Diverse Voices

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