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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

BRIDGE: The Bluffton University Literary Journal seeks work from young playwrights


Deadline: November 15, 2023

You can submit your own work through our portal at www.submittable.com

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 current publication schedule includes fall and Spring online issues. Bridge only publishes artists and writers age 14-24.

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

Fall 2023 submissions are now open! They will close on November 15, 2023.

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 fan-fiction or excerpts from novels. 
  • Contributors 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. 
  • 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 your work is collaborative and includes artists over the age of 24, it is not eligible for publication in Bridge. 
  • 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. 
  • Current or former Bluffton University students, and the household family members of Bluffton University faculty, staff, and administrators are not eligible to submit work to Bridge.
Thanks for sending your work to Bridge!

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