Places to submit

Natural Bridge invites submissions

The editors of Natural Bridge invite submissions of poetry, fiction, personal essays, translations, and art.

From the Natural Bridge submission page:

Because we are tied to the academic calendar, we will not read between May 1 and August 1.

Submit through Submittable

There is a $3.00 charge for non-subscribers to submit. This is not a reading fee, but helps maintain the submission service and website. This fee is waived for current subscribers.

We will continue to accept submissions free of charge through snail mail.

Submissions sent by email will not be read.

A few Guidelines.

We do not accept previously published work. This includes self-publication and work that appears online.

Poetry submissions should be limited to one manuscript of up to six poems at one time. Poems should include the author’s contact information on every page, be clearly titled, and be paginated if longer than one page.

Prose submissions should be limited to one story or essay at a time. Subsequent pages should be numbered and include the author’s name.

We are currently interested in art in JPEG format. Submit up to 5 pieces for consideration. Most of our art is printed in black and white at this time.

Please submit to only one genre at a time.

As with most literary journals, it is recommended that you view a copy of Natural Bridge before submitting.

Upon publication, the author will receive two copies of the issue with his or her work and a one year subscription as payment.

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