Belmont Story Review is a national magazine of literary arts, faith and culture.

Established in 2016, the magazine aims to surprise and delight readers through an eclectic mix of storytelling which includes fiction, personal essay, and poetry at the intersection of faith and culture.

Belmont Story Review seeks to publish new and established writers passionate about their craft, fearlessly encountering difficult ideas, seeking to explore the human experience. We feature works of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. "Faith" is not a specific religious perspective but a broad idea of faith is important for all of our selected publications.

Read full submissions info on our website before you submit, and see the FAQ page on our website for common questions we receive regarding submissions.

Belmont Story Review pays in 1 printed copy of the volume, plus honorariums in the form of a check in US dollars ($100 for prose, $50 for poetry). Honorariums can only be provided by U.S. check with a complimentary copy of the magazine. Because we are university-sponsored, we must request a W-9 Form from all of our selected contributors in order to be paid. For those who cannot receive U.S. checks (i.e. outside of the U.S. or Canada), we can pay in kind with additional copies of the magazine. We have no other way to pay you, and by submitting to us you agree that you can receive a check in the U.S. and/or are comfortable being paid in print copies and foregoing monetary compensation if you are outside of the U.S.

Upon submission, we will collect your email address for our newsletter (we only post a few times a year), but there will be an opt-out option if you do not wish to receive it.

Belmont Story Review Volume 7 will publish in Summer 2022. We attempt to inform our submitters of their status by April 2022 at the latest, often much sooner as we engage in rolling rejections. Your submission will be considered for print and online publication. We pay contributors $100/work of prose and 1 free print copy.

We ask that fiction authors submit only ONE piece per category (Choose one, fiction or nonfiction, submitting a total of one piece).  Your submission should be in Times, size 12, and double spaced. We look for fiction and nonfiction of 12,000 words or less.

Within your submission, please include cover page with a brief author bio. If applicable, include the following in your bio:

  • Major publications and awards


  • Any association or past correspondence with a guest or staff editor


  • Past publications in BSR




Belmont Story Review Volume 7 will publish in Summer 2022. We attempt to inform our submitters of their status by April 2022 at the latest, often much sooner as we engage in rolling rejections. Your submission will be considered for print and online publication. We pay contributors $100/work of prose and 1 free print copy.

We ask that nonfiction authors submit only ONE piece per category (Choose one, fiction or nonfiction, submitting a total of one piece).  Your submission should be in size 12 and double spaced. We look for fiction and nonfiction of 12,000 words or less.

Within your submission, please include cover page with a brief author bio. If applicable, include the following in your bio:

  • Major publications and awards


  • Any association or past correspondence with a guest or staff editor


  • Past publications in BSR



Belmont Story Review Volume 7 will publish in Summer 2022. We attempt to inform our submitters of their status by April 2022 at the latest, often much sooner as we engage in rolling rejections. Your submission will be considered for print and online publication. We pay contributors $50 per poem and 1 free print copy.

We ask that poetry authors submit up to five pieces in a single document. Your submission should be in size 12 font.

Within your submission, please include cover page with a brief author bio. If applicable, include the following in your bio:

  • Major publications and awards


  • Any association or past correspondence with a guest or staff editor


  • Past publications in BSR




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