General submissions are currently closed.

We are accepting submissions for our 2023 contests in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction!

Our contest period runs from December 1st to March 15th. Please see below for specific guidelines. We are only accepting contest submissions via Submittable. Thank you for supporting Bellingham Review.

Please read guidelines before submitting: 


Bellingham Review's annual contests are now open from December 1st to March 15th.


$1,000 first-place prizes will be awarded in poetry (49th Parallel Award), fiction (Tobias Wolff Award), and creative nonfiction (Annie Dillard Award).


Through Submittable, please submit 1-3 poems, 3 pieces of flash fiction or flash nonfiction of up to 1,500 words each, or a story or essay of up to 4,000 words. All entries will be considered for publication. Recent past winners include Jamila Osman, Traci Brimhall, and Esther Ra.


$15 entry fee. Contest judges TBA.


The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts including identifying information will be disqualified. 


We will consider only previously unpublished work.


Please read guidelines before submitting:


Bellingham Review's annual contests are now open from December 1st to March 15th.


$1,000 first-place prizes will be awarded in poetry (49th Parallel Award), fiction (Tobias Wolff Award), and creative nonfiction (Annie Dillard Award).


Through Submittable, please submit 1-3 poems, 3 pieces of flash fiction or flash nonfiction of up to 1,500 words each, or a story or essay of up to 4,000 words. All entries will be considered for publication. Recent past winners include Jamila Osman, Traci Brimhall, and Esther Ra.


$15 entry fee. Contest judges TBA.


The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts including identifying information will be disqualified.


We will consider only previously unpublished work.

Please read guidelines before submitting:


Bellingham Review's annual contests are now open from December 1st to March 15th.


$1,000 first-place prizes will be awarded in poetry (49th Parallel Award), fiction (Tobias Wolff Award), and creative nonfiction (Annie Dillard Award).


Through Submittable, please submit 1-3 poems, 3 pieces of flash fiction or flash nonfiction of up to 1,500 words each, or a story or essay of up to 4,000 words. All entries will be considered for publication. Recent past winners include Jamila Osman, Traci Brimhall, and Esther Ra.


$15 entry fee. Contest judges TBA.


The author’s name must not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts including identifying information will be disqualified.


We will consider only previously unpublished work.

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