An Important Announcement
We are excited to announce the introduction of an entirely new category: Visual Art!
All Visual Art features will be in BETA testing phase for the next few months.

Bluestem Magazine 79

About

Bluestem, formerly KARAMU, has been published since 1966 and is produced by the English Department at Eastern Illinois University.

Bluestem MagazineUnited States
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Submission Periods

F Temporarily closed to fiction submissions. 
N Temporarily closed to nonfiction submissions. 
P Temporarily closed to poetry submissions. 
V Temporarily closed to visual art submissions. 

Genres

G General 
O Open to all/most Genres 

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Poetry Forms:Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics.
Visual Art Media:Drawing.
Visual Art Styles:Open to all/most Art Styles.

Types & Lengths

Review Reviewno specific word count limits known
Essay Essayup to 5,000 words
Poem Poemno line limits known; up to 5 pieces
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words
Artwork Artworkup to 5 pieces

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year
P Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionN No monetary payment
N NonfictionN No monetary payment
P PoetryN No monetary payment
V Visual ArtN No monetary payment

Submission Types

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  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No OKText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No OKText format submissions
P Poetry OK No No OKText format submissions
V Visual Art OK No No OKImage format submissions

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Dates

Date Added:
31 Aug 2010
Last Updated:
15 Mar 2017