Submissions are open until December 18th


The Bridge publishes the best fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art by current undergraduate and graduate students at Bridgewater State University, as well as work by alumni.

The staff of Volume 18 will review submissions from November 1st until December 18th, and try to respond within three to four months. We accept simultaneous submissions, as long as you notify us at if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.

For fiction and creative nonfiction submissions, upload one to five double-spaced stories or essays. For poetry submissions, upload one to five single-spaced poems. For artwork, submit up to five digital art files, including high resolution photos of painted canvas, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, or any other physical items. Please submit each of piece individually.

Each submission is read anonymously by our editorial staff and thoroughly reviewed before finalists are chosen for publication in the journal. We aim to publish a curated variety of high quality and thoughtful works of art while representing the BSU community’s diversity. If your work is selected for publication, we ask for your permission to feature your work in print, as well as on our website. We claim first publication rights only, after which all rights revert to the writer. All work published in The Bridge is eligible for our annual Bridge Awards, which honor impactful work with a monetary prize of $200.