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Issue #28 Is Live!

Issue #28 of The Blue Route is live. The new issue features excellent poetry and prose by undergraduate writers from Ahmadu Bello University, Ursinus College, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Kenyon College, University of Benin, Pittsburg State University, University of Ilorin, Berea College, and SUNY Brockport. Check it out here:

REMINDER: Submission Deadline is November 15

JUST A REMINDER: The Blue Route will be accepting submissions until November 15. If you are an undergraduate student, we encourage you to submit you poetry, prose, or art. For more information, please see our submission guidelines. We look forward to seeing your work!

Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors Conference

Widener University is hosting this year’s Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors (FUSE) conference on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5. The conference is virtual this year and will feature undergraduate student panelists from PA to CA. There will also be a panel of FUSE alumni, an open mic, and a 24-hour literary magazine challenge.

If you work on undergraduate publications at your school, you’ll want to make plans to Zoom in. The conference is quite affordable. Institutional membership in FUSE for 2022-2023 costs only $50.00 and grants unlimited access for students, faculty, and staff to FUSE 2022. The fee for individual attendees is only 25.00. For the conference schedule and registration information, check out the FUSE National website:

The Blue Route editors will be there. Hope to see you as well!

Open for Submissions

The Blue Route is open for submissions for the spring issue. Please see the Submission Guidelines page for more information. The deadline for submissions is March 15.

Issue 24 Is Coming Soon!

Dear readers and contributors: Thanks very much for your patience. We are putting the finishing touches on Issue 24, which has been delayed due to the Coronavirus. We plan to have it out in the next week or so. We are currently reading for Issue 25, which will come out in Spring 2021. Submit your best poetry and prose by March 1, 2021.

Issue 24 Delayed Until Fall 2020

Due to circumstances related to the Coronavirus, we need to push back the release of Issue 24 to the Fall of 2020. Our hope is to have it up by the beginning of September. We sincerely apologize for the delay.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Send in Work by March 15th!

The deadline for submissions for Issue #24 has been extended to March 15th. Undergraduates–submit your best poetry and prose for consideration. Remember, we’re a paying market! (see Submission Guidelines for details).

Submissions Open for Issue #24

Undergraduate writers: The Blue Route is again open for submissions. After reading the submission guidelines, please feel free to send us your best poetry and prose for consideration. The submission period for Issue #24 is January 1-March 1, 2020.

FUSE Conference at Widener University

Widener University, home of The Blue Route, is hosting this year’s Forum for Undergraduate Student Editors Conference (FUSE), which will be held November 7th-9th, 2019. If you work on a campus publication, you should take a look at the call for proposals (which is in the link below). All kinds of great things are planned–a story slam keynote presentation and workshop, student and faculty panel presentations and discussions, a journal showcase, an open mic, and even a few “unconference” sessions that will give attendees a chance to set part of the agenda for the conference when they arrive. Hope to see you this fall!

We’re Open for Submissions for Issue #23

The Blue Route is open again for submissions. The deadline for Issue #23 is October 1, 2019. Please see the submission guidelines for details.