Established in 2004, The Bridge is an award-winning annual literary and arts journal published with support from the English and Art departments at Bridgewater State University Publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art from university undergraduate and graduate students, as well as alumni, The Bridge amplifies the voices of emerging artists. Our staff, composed of undergraduate students, is dedicated to making space for diverse stories and art forms, celebrating student writing and art, and helping creators gain wider audiences in the pages of The Bridge and on our website.

Visit our submissions guidelines for information on our next open reading period, and be sure to pick up a copy of our latest issue at Maxwell Library, The Bridge Office in 24A Tillinghast, and various book stands at Bridgewater State University. Find us on Facebook and Twitter and please contact thebridgejournal@bridgew.edu with any questions.

Students interested in joining The Bridge staff should email thebridgejournal@bridgew.edu for more information.

Art and literature became an outlet for the outpouring of growth, grief, and love that many of us experienced.

Editors of The Bridge 18

Art from Volume 18:

Murmuring; Compressed Life; Shattered Introspect; West Coasts Burning

The Bridge 18 Award Recipients


Drowning in pain,
in debt,
in the silence.
And my mind is
working overtime
just to keep swimming.
I don’t know what it feels like
to be winning.
I’ve lost every race I’ve ever entered.
I hope I’m the turtle,
but when does this end