Blue Earth Review is looking for ambitious and exuberant works of short fiction, essay, memoir, poetry, and visual art that offer insight, that complicate existing conversations, and that enrich our understanding of what it means to be human in this increasingly diverse world.

Though we consider magazine-length writing, generally, we publish in a small, square, focused format, so we gravitate towards shorter works in which every word matters.


Our contributors have included folks such as Steve Almond, Nicelle Davis, Alex Lemon, Jennifer Whitaker, Kristen N. Arnett, and Charles Baxter.


Blue Earth Review is Minnesota State University, Mankato’s literary magazine. Before being wholly revamped and renamed in 2003, BER was published under such titles as Medicine JugThe Muse, and Minnesota River Review.


Since 2008, Blue Earth Review has been funded by the MSU Barnes & Noble Bookstore as well as donations. Both sources help to cover printing, mailing, advertising, and other costs of running a magazine.


Donors at each level below will be listed for the year and receive a complimentary subscription.

* Supporter ($25 or more)
* Donor ($50 or more)
* Patron ($100 or more)

If you would like to help, donations can be made at our Submittable page.

Donations of any amount are tax-deductible subject to IRS regulations.



Blue Earth Review
136 Nelson Hall
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato, MN 56001