Blues reading period has ended

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Now reading for the “Blues” edition!

Our Fall 2017 issue of ELJ is themed “Blues.” We interpret the theme broadly, and hope you will, too. Send us your best work!

Slated for a September 2017 release, the “Blues” edition seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, interviews, and reviews of any length. Email submissions to, as either an attachment or pasted into the body of the email.

Please allow four months for a response. We usually get back to you faster than that, but please do not query before four months have elapsed.