Submit Your Work

Bridge accepts fiction, creative nonfiction (memoir, narrative and lyrical essays), journalism, poetry, and dramatic works for stage or screen from writers age 14-24.  Our editorial associates are looking for writing that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder, original voice that delights us and challenges us. Our next edition will appear online in December 2017. The submission deadline is September 30. Got something great? Send it our way:

If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please do so at https://bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit or simply click on the box below to get started:


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Our publication schedule includes a print run each April and two online issues per year.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We do not have restrictions on content or topic; there are no restrictions on theme or genre. What we are really looking for is originality: work that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder; original writing that delights the reader.

  • We accept fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry.
  • Writers can submit only once per genre, per submission period.
  • Bridge only publishes writers age 14-24. You can be from anywhere in the world. Just be real.
  • Prose submissions are limited to 5000 words.Excerpts from novels-in-progress must be self-contained and fully realized stories.
  • Poetry collections should consist of 1-4 poems, with a word count limit of 1000 words per author.
  • Bridge only publishes original work.
  • While we acknowledge the pleasures of fanfiction, Bridge will not consider it for publication.
  • Work must not be previously published in any form- online or print. We cannot consider work you posted on WattPad, your blog, or any writer forum/social media or in any other print media.
  • However, you can submit work that appeared in school publications or newspapers.

General submissions to Bridge are open year-round, and you can submit your own work through our portal at www.submittable.com.

SHORT FICTION
Prose submissions are limited to 5000 words.  We do not have restrictions on content or topic; there are no restrictions on theme. Please note that we do not accept fanfiction.

NONFICTION

Nonfiction includes personal essay, journalism, and memoir. Prose submissions are limited to 5000 words.  We do not have restrictions on content or topic; there are no restrictions on theme.

POETRY
Poetry collections should consist of 1-4 poems, with a word count limit of 1000 words per author. We do not have restrictions on content or topic; there are no restrictions on theme or genre.

Thanks for submitting your work to Bridge!

We are based at Bluffton University, in Bluffton Ohio. Check out the university at http://www.bluffton.edu

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