The Blue Route literary journal publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction from undergraduate writers nationwide. The current issue features a nonfiction piece titled “Growing Pains” by Joshua J. Hines of Austin State University and poetry titled “The Color of Memory” by Morgan Blalock of Hollins University.
In her poem, Morgan writes, “He will not be my father, and it comes / each day sooner, each day sooner / each sunrise looking like something / he cannot quite place…” She describes an inescapable end by crafting together the image of a sunset to convey meaning and beauty through her piece.
The Blue Route is currently open for submissions until March 15. For submission guidelines, click here.