BRIDGE: The Bluffton University Literary Journal


the best young writers, age 14-24

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal is a new journal of arts and letters from Bluffton University's Department of English. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please do so at https://bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit.

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; writing that delights the reader.

  • We accept fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 
  • In Fall 2017 we plan to begin accepting graphic novels, anime, & art. 
  • 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. We do however welcome pieces that you wrote for school publications or newspapers. 

General submissions are open year-round. You can submit your own work through our portal at www.submittable.com for consideration in our online issue. 

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

Thanks for submitting your work to Bridge



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. 

Visit our website at https://bridgeblufftonjournal.com/


Ends on September 30, 2017
Submissions should be original, self-contained short plays or screenplays of 1-10 pages (5000 words). Work submitted should be in 12 point Times New Roman Font, and adhere to the conventions of standard screenplay/theatrical formatting. If you have questions, feel free to email bridge@bluffton.edu.
Prose submissions are limited to 5000 words.  We do not have restrictions on content or topic; there are no restrictions on theme. What we are really looking for is originality: work that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder;  writing that delights the reader. 
*We only publish writers age 14-24. 
*Writers can submit only once per genre, per submission period. 
Ends on September 30, 2017
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. We are looking for original work that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder; writing that delights the reader. 
*We only publish writers age 14-24.
*Writers can submit only once per genre, per submission period. 
Ends on September 30, 2017
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. What we are really looking for is originality: work that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder, writing that delights the reader.
*We only publish writers age 14-24. 
*Writers can submit only once per genre, per submission period.