Recent News

Reading the Body Receives 7th Film Festival Selection

BLR’s short film “Reading the Body” has been selected for the 2022 Poetry Film Festival…

2023 BLR Literary Prizes

 Submit your best poetry, fiction and nonfiction from March 1 to July 15. $1000 prize.

How Words Can Heal

BLR presents “How Words Can Heal,” an event that brings together diverse perspectives at this intersection of arts and sciences.

NPR’s Shortwave podcast

Emily Kwong interviews NPR Arts Reporter Neda Ulaby about her story on Danielle Ofri and BLR’s 20th Anniversary for the ShortWave Podcast.

NPR’s Morning Edition

NPR’s Neda Ulaby interviews BLR Editor Danielle Ofri and writer Celeste Ng on “Morning Edition” about BLR’s 20th Anniversary

2022 BLR Prize Winners

Meet the Winners and Honorable Mentions of the 2022 BLR Literary Prizes.

Theme Issue on Recovery

From Sept 1 to Dec 31, we are accepting submissions for a special theme issue on Recovery.

BLR Wins Whiting Prize!

The Whiting Literary Magazine Prize is awarded for “excellence in publishing, advocacy for writers, and a unique contribution to the strength of the overall literary community.”

BLR@20 Gala

Join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of BLR. Free and open to the public. Featuring Jill Lepore, Abraham Verghese, Leslie Jamison, Michele Harper, Lisa Sanders. And it’s free!