"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

“Bluestem magazine is waiving submission fees for the month of November and seeking fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. Based out of Eastern Illinois University, Bluestem produces two quarterly online issues (September and December) and an annual spring print issue. Please submit no more than five poems at one time, or one short story, or one creative non fiction essay, or five black & white drawings. Fiction / prose / essays should be no longer than 5,000 words. All work is considered for both print and online publication.”
We only accept submissions via our online submission manager ,which can be accessed at bluestem.submittable.com. 
Submissions close for the year on December 1.

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