Call for SubmissionsThe Bryant Literary Review, an international journal of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, seeks submissions from undergraduate student authors for its 2021 issue. The 22nd edition of the BLR is a special issue highlighting undergraduate student writers from regional New England universities. In these difficult times, we are invested in providing a platform for emergent student voices and creative expression. We are equally invested in featuring writers whose identities reflect a range of intersections. We invite submissions from undergraduate students on all topics.
The submission period for this special issue is September 1-December 1, 2020. https://bryantliteraryreview.submittable.com/submit Limit one submission per author (one short story and up to three poems, respectively). For samples of previously published work see . If you have any questions about this call for submissions or the BLR in general, please contact Professor Tom Roach.
Student authors whose work is accepted for the 2021 edition of the BLR will be invited to participate in a (Zoom) launch party/author reading in April 2021.
Current Volume: Volume 21 (2020)
Editor's NoteThank you for picking up the Bryant Literary Review. This edition of the BLR features short stories and poetry from around the world: India, Israel, and the United States. Each story and poem was selected by an editorial team consisting of Bryant University students and professors. We, the student fiction editors, chose stories that seemed relevant to contemporary life at the end of the 21st century’s second decade. From interpersonal relationship struggles to solitary struggles with addiction, from international political strife to intra-psychic ethical dilemmas, the stories’ themes speak to some of the challenges and problems we see in the world today. We hope that this collection leaves you yearning to delve deeper into the complexity of the human psyche and the world around you. We hope that it rekindles your passion for slowing down and taking in a good piece of literature in a very busy, fast paced world.
This issue holds a special place in our hearts because it is the last one we will work on as student editors. We want to give a big thank you to Professor Thomas Roach, the editor with whom we worked most closely; drea brown, the new poetry editor (congrats on your first issue!); Nichole Page, student poetry editor; Ron Pitt, the managing editor who kept us on track; as well as the many Bryant University staff members, especially Lucie Koretsky, who helped us along the way. Most of all, we want to thank the authors and readers who contribute to and support the Bryant Literary Review. Without you, this edition would not be possible.
Christina DiStefano (Bryant University Class of 2020)
Cherlene Erauda (Bryant University Class of 2020)
Table of Contents
- Editor and Fiction Editor
- Thomas Roach
- Poetry Editor
- drea brown
- Associate Editor
- Lucie Koretsky
- Managing Editor
- Ron Pitt
- Student Fiction Editors
- Cherlene Erauda, Christina DiStefano
- Student Poetry Editor
- Nichole Page
- Design and Layout
- Rebecca Chandler, email@example.com
- Pucino Print Consultants, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cover Art
- Valerie Carrigan, Finding Our Way, Monotype, 2013