Blue Lyra Review

Blue Lyra Review – A Literary Magazine of Diverse Voices ( brings together essayists, fiction writers, poets, photographers, and other artists from a rich array of backgrounds. To learn more about Blue Lyra Review, read this interview with our founder and managing editor, Matthew Silverman, or better yet, read our current and back issues.

As nonfiction editor, I’m happy and honored to have presented work by Ken Lamberton, Sue Eisenberg, Gary Presley, Enid Shomer, Christine Stewart-Nuñez, and other fine writers in past or upcoming issues. Our most compelling essays are nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best American Essays, Best American Science and Nature Writing, and similar honors.

I’m pleased as punch to say that we’ve celebrated  “notable essay” mentions in Best American Essays thanks to Neil Mathison’s Wooden Boats, Ellen Brooks’ Dayennu, and Lisa Romeo’s Not Quite Meet-Cute.”

If you have nonfiction work that doesn’t shy away from how hard life can be, but which also explores courage, resilience, and life’s beauty, please consider submitting it to the Blue Lyra Review (