Blue Monday Review
From the Editor
Blue Monday Review strives to publish prose, poetry, and visual art that celebrates the literary genius of the late Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut was a man who knew how to craft great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of that feeling, we want to see it.
BMR is a triannual publication based in Kansas City, which is also a major focus for us. We publish at least one piece (words or images) from a KC-based creator in every issue. Our goal is to grow and enhance the writing community in our city by showcasing local authors and artists in our pages and in our local readings.
We also believe that, when used effectively, technology can elevate writing past the confines of the page. That’s why we run a monthly audio/video contest called the Storytime Challenge. This contest is geared toward flash fiction, excerpts, and poems that are better read aloud than on the page.
BMR accepts simultaneous submissions as well as reprints because we do not feel a publication credit nullifies the importance of a story. We look for work that highlights the peculiar and the off-center, but we also like serious get-up-and-go in our literature. Experimenting with the boundaries of form and genre is great, but your writing should engage us first. Don’t let your piece go off in the corner to mumble to itself unless you’ve made us want to follow and listen in.
Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, Visual Art, Drama, and anything that doesn’t quite fit those genre categories. Also, work from Kansas City based writers and artists.
We run a monthly contest called the Storytime Challenge for work that is better read aloud than on the page. Enter through our Submittable page and watch examples at our Youtube page, BluMondayReview, or at !storytime-challenge/cpcc.
We also will be hosting a public reading/launch event for BMR’s May issue on May 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Thou Mayest Coffee Shop in Kansas City, MO.
Editors Name Amanda Hamilton (Editor-in-Chief)
Print publication? Yes
Circulation Small For Now
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL !guidelines/c1enr
Approx. Response Time? 1-6 months
How often do you publish? Three times per year
Year Founded? 2013
Do you pay? Yes, one free copy and $10.
4047 N. Bennington Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64117