BMR 2022 Submissions Deadline!

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2022

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Deadline Extended: Artist Submissions

We have extended the deadline to submit your art to be featured in the 2017 Backbone Mountain Review. Send your work by October 15, 2016 to

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BMR 2017 Submissions Deadline!

The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2016.

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Check out the 2016 volume!

Thanks to all our authors and editors for their contributions to the 2016 volume of the Backbone Mountain Review!


2015 Edition available

Check our Recent Issues Page to view the 2015 Edition.  and Don’t forget to get your 2016 Edition submissions in by June 30!

BMR Wants Your Submissions!

We are now accepting submissions for the 2016 edition.

All entries must be emailed to by the Tuesday, June 30th deadline.

See the full  submission guidelines.

BMR is looking for its next featured photographer or visual artist!

Backbone Mountain Review (BMR) is an annual literary journal showcasing the creative talents and cultural diversity of the people and places within the Appalachian Mid-Atlantic. Each year we feature selected artwork by one visual artist or photographer. Artists who wish to be featured in our next issue should reside in or have close personal ties to the geographical region (defined on the next page). Artists with no ties to the area may also submit, provided their work features the people or places within the BMR community.

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2015 BMR is going to PACE!

We are proud to announce that each “goodie bag” or “schwag bag” will include the 2015 edition of the Backbone Mountain Review.  We are happy to play our part to get the word out about the cultural and other wonderful attractions of our area!  See you at PACE!