There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Bluestem produces quarterly online editions and an annual spring print issue. Please submit no more than 5 poems at one time, or one short story, or one creative non-fiction essay. Fiction / prose should be no longer than 5000 words. Please include a brief (no more than 100 words) bio with your submission. All work is considered for both print and online publication. If you are submitting more than one poem, please include them all in one file.
No previously published work is accepted. Simultaneous submissions are fine. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your work via the submission manager.