Blue Heron Review News / Fall BHR Issue 15 due out end of October & our next submission period will be at the beginning of December

Our next reading period for Blue Heron Review will be:
December 1st through December 15th, 2022

THEME: Sanctuaries and Places of Peace

Our theme for the BHR 16 Spring 2023 issue is “Sanctuaries and Places of Peace.”  Our whole issue is devoted to creating a safe haven of peace for our writers and readers.  You can describe a fictional place, your ideal haven, or a memory of a special place you’ve visited that has given you a feeling of serenity and peace.  The goal is to create a collection devoted to finding a peaceful place to dwell within the self, when the outer world becomes busy or challenging.  Having a place to refresh and renew the spirit allows us to move forward and give back in positive ways.  I look forward to reading about your sanctuaries!  (*A complete list of details can be found on our submission guidelines page.)

Image for BHR 16 subs Photo by Parul Gupta on Unsplash

(Photo by Parul Gupta on Unsplash)

Thank You for Over Six Wonderful Years of Blue Heron Review!

A Tender Goodbye from Blue Heron Review

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(*Blue Heron logo image by artist Daniel Adams)

This is a gentle closing of things and a joyful welcoming of new beginnings and new creative paths emerging. Thank you to everyone who has joined me on the journey that has been Blue Heron Review for the past 6 ½ years! Without our extensive list of contributing poets and artists, as well as our kind readers, there would be no Blue Heron Review. Last spring, I made the decision to discontinue our 2 issue per year format, but I made a commitment to keep showcasing a new featured author every month. I have made the decision to create more space for myself, in order to have more time to devote to other journeys. As of May 2020, we will say goodbye, with great love, to Blue Heron Review. It has truly been an honor and a privilege (as well as a labor of love) to curate and produce Blue Heron Review for over 6 years. I have made deep connections with fellow creatives over the years. I know that these will last a lifetime. Please know that I am cheering you on in all of your future, artistic dreams! Keep sharing your triumphs and joys with me. If you have a new book coming out, you can still write to me at the Blue Heron gmail address, and I will proudly share your news and links on social media. Thank you for trusting me with your work, your creative offerings, and your hopes for poetry. I have enjoyed shining a bright light on your unique talents. Keep shining, and know that I think you are all wonderful! The world is a more loving, expansive, and joyful place, because your art — your poetry is in it!

With kind thoughts always,
Cristina M. R. Norcross, Founding Editor
Blue Heron Review