Belle Rêve Literary Journal is an online southern literary experience, releasing new work weekly. Our mission is to capture everything that makes the South and its residents unique through the best contemporary literature we can find.
The term “Belle Rêve” is borrowed from Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Belle Rêve, which means beautiful dream in French, is the name of Blanche and Stella’s plantation. In the play, the home is symbolic of lost hopes and a reminder of dying southern tradition.
Our dream is to revive southern tradition by mixing the old with the new to create an authentic experience of southern life, past and present.