Recent News

2022 BLR Prize Winners

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

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!

Poetry & Parkinson’s

Join BLR, Rattapallax Films, and the World Parkinson Coalition for a viewing of the short documentary “Hal and Minter,” followed by a discussion with the creative team.

BLR Spring Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the publication of Issue 40 of BLR. Featuring exciting new works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, freshly picked for spring!

Reading the Body: Poetry, Dance & Disability

Join BLR and the Paige Fraser Foundation for an exploration of disability for through dance and poetry. 

Covid Writing Goes Viral: How Literary and Social Media Writing Became a Lifeline during the Pandemic

Join BLR and Medscape for a tribute to the resilience of healthcare workers and patients, and how the pandemic inspired so many to pick up the pen. 

Black in the Ivory: Writing Confronts Racism

Join BLR and the Gold Foundation on for an exploration of how writing can–or cannot–confront racism in academia and healthcare.

“Why Doctors Write” Film & Conversation

Join BLR and Ken Browne Productions for an exclusive screening of the award-wining documentary Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity in Medicine.