We’re excited to announce the lead editors for Bridge Eight Literary Magazine’s inaugural issue. Pre orders & supporter packages will be ready in coming weeks, but we are now accepting submissions of poetry, short prose and creative non fiction.
Here are the talented people working on this issue.
Coe Douglas – Managing Editor
Coe is a fiction writer, screenwriter, essayist, editor, and occasional filmmaker. He has written for the Heavy Feather Review, Tampa Review Online, Elephant Journal, Workawesome, Freelance Switch, Metazen, Literary Orphans and others.
David Gehler – Senior Poetry Editor
A native Ohioan who transplanted to Florida back in 1990, David Gehler earned his MFA in poetry from UF and MA from the Writing Seminars at Hopkins. For the past 25 years he’s taught English at two excellent prep schools, The University of Florida, The Johns Hopkins University, and Santa Fe College. Besides an ongoing interest in the craft of poetry, he enjoys playing guitar, fishing, cooking and reading.
Jackie Hutchins – Senior Prose Editor
Jackie graduated from Connecticut College in 2010 with a degree in French and is currently pursuing an MFA in creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. She writes short stories and has had two French-language poems published in the Parisian journal, Cahier du Baratin. She has a deep appreciation for coffee, chocolate, and sleeping in.
Jared Rypkema – Publisher
Jared is a fiction writer and founder of Left on Mallory – a writer’s community in Jacksonville, Florida that looks to connect and promote a literary culture through workshops, events and publishing Bridge Eight. His favorite places include his writing table, coffee shop bar and soft grass.