The Bluestone Review

Bluefield University’s Annual Literary Journal

The Bluestone Review is accepting submissions from the community of Bluefield and surrounding areas, with a special call to the students of Bluefield University. The Bluestone Review is asking for poems, short stories, fiction, creative nonfiction, song lyrics, photographs, paintings, and drawings.

Submissions to The Bluestone Review must be 750 words or less and no more than 5 submissions are accepted from one contributor. With submissions, please attach your name, address, contact information, and one biographical sentence. The journal is free to contributors and may be picked up around the Bluefield University campus, and in various local book stores for two dollars for non-contributors.

You can submit your contribution below or by emailing The Bluestone Review at [email protected]

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Bluestone Review Submission Form


Bluestone Review

Send in Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Photography, Artwork, and More!

Submit To:

[email protected]
Bluefield University, c/o Dr. Irene Rieger, The Bluestone Review,
3000 College, Bluefield, VA. 24605

Deadline for Submissions:

March 1st, 2023


Contributors will receive a free copy of the Bluestone Review!
All-ages welcome to submit



Works of prose should be no longer than 750 words.

No more than five pieces in all genres should be submitted per person.

Along with your submission, please include your name, mailing address, email address, and one biographical sentence.

The submission window for the 2023 Bluestone review has been closed.

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

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  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

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Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

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