Bacopa Literary Review
From the Editor
Bacopa Literary Review (named after a genus of aquatic plants–annuals and perennials that grow worldwide in great variety and often used in herbal medicine) — an annual international print journal in its ninth year, published by the Writers Alliance of Gainesville. Contest submissions are open March 1 through May 31, 2018. The Bacopa Literary Review Editors’ blog shows the quality of writing we seek by highlighting work we respect from previous Bacopa issues as well as other sources. In addition to print publication and a $250 prize in each of four genres, we pay each published author $25 and promote contributors in our Bacopa Literary Review’s Editor’s Blog, Facebook, and Twitter pages. We also submit Pushcart nominees. Submissions are blind, all work considered for publication and prizes based solely on literary merit. We respond to unusual perspectives, passionate voices, unique, inventive and compelling work in short story, creative nonfiction, poetry, and prose poetry.
Short stories up to 1500 words that revolve around a central story core, draw in the reader with their depth, clarity and voice; including characterization, conflict and change; writing that’s tight and concise, with a powerful, authentic voice. Creative Nonfiction that has a moving inner voice, holds to the same standards as other literary forms while remaining grounded in fact. Well-wrought poetry that Intrigues us, moves us, surprises us with stunning imagery, lyricism, soundplay, structure, that disturbs our well-trod patterns of thought. Prose Poetry that is on the playful and daring edge of poetry, with powerful lyrical language and a truthful, commanding voice.
Contest submissions are open March 1 through May 31, 2018, with a $250 prize in each of four genres–short story, creative nonfiction, poetry, and prose poetry–plus $25 payment to each author published.
Editors Name Editor in Chief Mary Bast, Associate Editor Cynthia D. Bertelsen, Poetry J.N. Fishhawk, Nonfiction Susie H. Baxter, Short Story/Prose Poetry Kaye Linden
Print publication? Yes
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL https://writersallianceofgainesville.submittable.com/submit
Approx. Response Time? Less than 3 months
How often do you publish? Annually
Year Founded? 2010
Do you pay? $250 prize in each of four genres plus $25 to each author published
Bacopa Literary Review
Writers Alliance of Gainesville (WAG)
P.O. Box 358396
Gainesville, FL 32635-8396