BRIDGE: The Bluffton University Literary Journal

the best young writers and artists, age 14-24

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Check out our FALL 2017 EDITION online: http://www.bluffton.edu/bridge/fall2017/

Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal is a magazine of arts and letters compiled by Bluffton University's Department of English and Writing Program. Our publication schedule includes a Spring print edition in May, and a Fall online issue in November.  Bridge only publishes artists and writers age 14-24.  

We are based at Bluffton University, in Bluffton Ohio: www.bluffton.edu. 

ORDER COPIES OF BRIDGE

Order our Spring 2018 edition online:

https://bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit/107756/bridge-spring-2018-issue

Or, order a back issue online at:

https://bridgebluffton.submittable.com/submit/107755/order-a-back-issue-bridge-spring-2017

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Bridge publishes original work by writers and artists age 14-24.  We look for work that demonstrates virtuosity and wonder, work that interrogates norms and assumptions, and delights us all along the way.  

  • Bridge ONLY publishes writers and artists age 14-24. 
  • Bridge accepts work from young writers in the following genres: short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, art, graphic novels and short plays for stage and screen. Please, no fanfiction or excerpts from novels.  
  • Writers can submit only once per genre, per submission period.
  • There are no restrictions on content or theme. 
  • Work submitted to Bridge must not be previously published online or print. We cannot consider work you posted on WattPad, your blog, website, or social media.  However, Bridge welcomes nonfiction previously printed in school publications or newspapers.
  • Bridge welcomes international submissions; however, all work submitted must be composed primarily in English. 
  • Bridge does not accept anonymous submissions.  
  • Bridge cannot accept third-party submissions. Writers and artists must submit their own work and correspond directly with our staff.  Parents/teachers/mentors cannot submit work for you or on your behalf. 
  • If selected for publication, Bridge retains First North American Serial Rights to your work. However, all rights revert to the author upon publication. 
  • Bridge is unable to pay contributors. Artists and writers selected for publication in the Spring receive two copies of the print issue, and those published in the Fall online issue receive high-quality, downloadable PDF's. 
  • Current Bluffton University students, and the household family members of Bluffton University faculty, staff, and administrators are not eligible to submit work to Bridge.

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

Thanks for sending your work to Bridge

SHORT FICTION
We accept short stories (5000 words or less) from writers age 14-24.  Please note that we do not accept fanfiction or excerpts from novels.  

NONFICTION
Nonfiction includes personal essay, journalism, and memoir. Prose submissions are limited to 5000 words.

POETRY
Poetry collections should consist of 1-3 poems, with a word count limit of 1000 words per author.
 

SHORT PLAYS/SCREENPLAYS
Drama submissions are limited to 5000 words (roughly 10-12 formatted pages).  

COMICS, ART, GRAPHIC LITERATURE & ILLUSTRATED NARRATIVES
We accept fine art, comics, graphic literature and illustrated narratives in .JPG, .PNG, or .PDF format.  Images should be high-resolution, CMYK format; 300 dpi or 1000x1000. Vertical orientation is preferred. Selected images will be published in approximately 5"x7" color format.

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

The Spring 2018 issue of Bridge will be available by May 1, 2018. 
Thanks for your order!
Ends on September 1, 2018
Bridge only publishes original work by writers age 14-24. 
Short fiction submissions are limited to 5000 words. 
Please note that we do not accept fanfiction or excerpts from novels.  

Ends on September 1, 2018
Bridge only publishes work by writers age 14-24.
Nonfiction includes personal narrative, lyric essay, journalism, and memoir.
Prose submissions are limited to 5000 words.  
We do not reprint material published online (blogs, self-publishing platforms, Wattpad, etc.) However, if your work previously appeared in a school newspaper, it is eligible for submission. 
Ends on September 1, 2018
Bridge only publishes original work by writers age 14-24.
Poetry collections should consist of 1-3 poems, with a word count limit of 1000 words per author.
When you submit your work, the submission title should correspond with the title of your poems.
  
Bridge only publishes writers age 14-24.
Drama submissions are limited to 5000 words (roughly 10-12 formatted pages). 
Submissions that have enjoyed full or partial production (stage plays, films, staged readings) are eligible for publication; submissions that have been previously published online or in print are not. 
 
ART
Ends on September 1, 2018
Bridge only publishes artists age 14-24.
  • We accept fine arts submissions in .JPG, .PNG, or .PDF format. 
  • Images should be high-resolution, CMYK format; 300 dpi or 1000x1000.
  • Vertical orientation is preferred.
  • Selected images will be published in approximately 5"x7" color format. 
Ends on September 1, 2018
Bridge only publishes artists age 14-24.
  • We accept comics in .JPG, .PNG, or .PDF format. 
  • Images should be high-resolution, CMYK format; 300 dpi or 1000x1000.
  • Vertical orientation is preferred.
  • Selected images will be published in approximately 5"x7" color format, and online.  
Bridge only publishes work by artists age 14-24.
  • Graphic narratives (Fiction or Nonfiction) should be no more than 10 pages (5"x7" format)
  • Please submit your work in .JPG, .PNG, or .PDF format. 
  • Images should be high-resolution, CMYK format; 300 dpi or 1000x1000. 
  • Selected images will be published in approximately 5"x7" color format. 
Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal