Submissions Now Open for Blue Heron Review! Deadline: April 20th, 2017

The CURRENT call for submissions for Blue Heron Review is from March 20th through April 20th, 2017.


This will be our first THEMED ISSUE. As always, we welcome all meditative, reflective, and metaphysical poetry. This will be for our SUMMER 2017 BHR issue (due to be released online at the end of July, 2017). We are looking specifically for poems about HEALING. This can take any form you wish: physical healing, emotional healing, spiritual healing, environmental healing, etc.

Please visit the Blue Heron Review Submission Guidelines page on our site for full details. We strongly suggest that you read past issues of Blue Heron Review (which can be found on our ARCHIVES page) before submitting.

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The Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author for March 2017 is Hayden Saunier

Welcome to the March Blue Heron Speaks Feature! We are so fortunate to shine a spotlight this month on the poetry of Hayden Saunier, author of Tips for Domestic Travel (Black Lawrence Press, 2009), Say Luck (Big Pencil Press, 2013), and Field Trip to the Underworld (Seven Kitchens Press, 2015).

Images so rich, they melt like honey on the tongue. Every poem feels like a dance, and Hayden Saunier provides the music. Nature’s presence in these poems is at once tender and protective.  We are guided to navigate our own roads of memory with great sensitivity.  The reader will want to exist in these poems. Hayden Saunier creates new worlds with her words.

Please visit the Blue Heron Speaks Featured Author Page of our site, to read three sample poems, by Hayden Saunier, and to learn more about her books.


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Hayden Saunier is the author of three poetry collections: Tips for Domestic TravelSay Luck, which won the 2013 Gell Poetry Prize, and Field Trip to the Underworld, winner of the Keystone Chapbook Award. She has been published in a wide variety of journals including 5 a.m., Bellevue Literary Review, Drunken Boat, Nimrod, Rattle, Smartish Pace, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Tar River Poetry, and Verse Daily.  Her work has been awarded the Pablo Neruda Prize, Rattle Poetry Prize, and the Robert Fraser Award. She is also an actress with credits that include The Sixth Sense, House of Cards, HackDo No Harm, the voice of a broken-down stove for Ikea, and dozens of roles in the theatre. She lives on a farm outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.