Submitting work

Bridge Eight Literary Magazine  is a biannual print publication. We consider every submission we receive, but look for bold, fresh fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction that serves the literary community and community-at-large by delivering a sense of lyrical urgency and authorial authenticity.

Issue 7 “Organic”


October 1, 2017

This issue, we’re looking for writing that explores the natural, organic, pure, as well as the antithesis of all of these. As one of our broadest concepts, do with it as you will—to whatever extreme. At the end of the day, we’re looking for poetry, fiction and non fiction pieces that are grounded, raw, and textured—pieces that go deep into humanity’s (and the earth’s) natural state (or challenge the notion of “organic” altogether).

Please submit your work by October 1, 2017 to be considered for this issue.



Short Fiction

We tend to accept stories between 1,500 & 3,000 words in length. Beyond that, we’re seeking well-developed characters and fascinating content we can’t stop thinking about. We do not publish genre fiction, but we are open to experimental styles and allegorical approaches.


Bridge Eight publishes a vibrant spectrum of poetic forms, from ghazals to villanelles, from sonnets to prose poems. Please submit 1-5 pieces that can be published together or stand alone.

Creative Non-fiction

We look to publish everything from compelling personal essays to inspiring travel pieces, but more importantly, we want to read creative non-fiction that doesn’t hold back. Submit your pieces under 3000 words. We look forward to reading them.

Response time

We respond to submissions for each issue within 30 days after of our submission deadline. We read all submissions carefully and use our time to make sure your work is considered for its merits.

Author Rights

By submitting to Bridge Eight literary magazine, you grant it the right to be the first to publish the piece in the US (also known as First North American Serial Rights). After publication, the right to publish elsewhere reverts back to you.