The Blue Review publishes scholarly articles on a broad range of public affairs topics including politics, cities, the environment, the media, education and nonfiction reviews. We strive for lively writing that is informed, confident and speaks to the general public. Hence, no footnotes, minimal jargon and fewer words like “hence.”

We seek pitches from scholars, journalists and experts with a particular focus on the Mountain West. Our feature stories are edited and fact checked and then peer reviewed. We publish peer-reviewed feature articles online and in a quarterly, topical print supplement.

Please read our site before submitting.

If you would like to write for The Blue Review, send us a short email describing:

  • your idea in a few sentences;
  • why you are the right person to write it;
  • how it fits our mission.
The Blue Review pays an honorarium for peer-reviewed features.

Thank you for your interest!