Submissions Thank you for your interest in Bridge, Chicago’s independent, intersectional hard bound journal of art and public scholarship. We welcome submissions in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, visual art, cultural criticism, design, and hybrid work from established as well as emerging writers and artists. We also have editorial departments for music, dance, architecture (unless design) and philosophy, couture and others that we do not accept submissions for here — please pitch ideas for these departments to us directly at [email protected].
We are especially interested in work that embraces the world and continues, however subtly, the ongoing global conversation about culture and society that Bridge has championed from its beginning in 1999. We also accept reviews and interviews, which we publish throughout the year at our online magazine, bridge-chicago.org. Back issues are available in our member’s area archives. A free membership is required for access.
How to Submit: We accept all submissions through Submittable, an online submissions system. There is no charge to create a Submittable account, but please note that we do charge a small reading fee to help cover the costs of the software and some operating expenses. We do not accept mailed or emailed submissions. As a periodical, we publish when we have sufficient material to justify it, and accept submissions year-round.
The deadline for submissions to be considered for the next volume of Bridge (V24 N1) is 11:59pm on October 1, 2023. This is for our regular “annual” journal, organized by members of the Bridge artistic collective, who also serve as section editors.
For Poetry, please include in your cover letter the title, year, author and any other information, including a short bio. We do also accept literature in translation, so long as copyright from the original author or poet, their estate, or current rights holder has been obtained, and written proof can be provided.
Please also include a mailing address and 250-word or less bio with your submission.
Please refer to our submissions guidelines before submitting your work, and for information on other categories. We accept simultaneous submissions. You can withdraw or edit your submission at anytime by logging into your account. To learn more about Bridge and our mission as a periodical, please refer to our masthead page.