About Blue Heron

Daniel Adams Blue Heron

(“Great Blue Heron” by artist Daniel Adams)

Founded in 2013, Blue Heron Review is an online poetry magazine specializing in mystical and spiritual verse.  Blue Heron provides a space for poets who offer a positive message about living fully and engaging with the world through beauty, a sense of community, and acceptance.

Blue Heron strives to promote and feature works that nourish the soul, encourage deep reflection, and support a peaceful life path.  Blue Heron poets embrace the concepts of:  joy, abundance, grace, love, light, connection, awareness, acceptance, balance, peace, one’s soul path, and spirit in their works.  Think, Rumi ~ think, Hafiz!

Blue Heron Review was briefly on hiatus, but we are now publishing BONUS issues on an issue-by-issue, basis.  Please visit the Submission Guidelines page for more information and updates.  Click on an issue tab, or go to our ARCHIVES page to read past issues and get an idea of our style.  Thank you!

PLEASE NOTE: Blue Heron Review is a not-for-profit, online-only literary journal.  We are not able to offer payment for publication of work.  Staff members do not receive any income from working on Blue Heron Review.  

Thank you!

~Cristina M. R. Norcross, Editor

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“Creativity is the Blue Heron within us waiting to fly; through her imagination, all things become possible.”

Nadia Janice Brown

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(Blue Heron Review holds first publication rights of poems.  All original rights go back to individual authors.  ALL visual artwork belongs to our contributing artists.  NO image may be reproduced in any way, without written permission from the individual artist.)

Blue Heron Review is a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses.
Blue Heron Review is officially listed on the Duotrope literary magazine database.


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