Bridge Eight Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Tony Hoagland, Josip Novakovich, Kristen Arnett, Tom McCallister, Gayle Brandeis, Sohrab Homi Fracis, Mark Ari, Teri Youmans Grimm, Christian TeBordo, Eric Boyd, William Trowbridge, Martin Fulmer
Reading Periods: 
Apr 1 to Apr 30
Oct 1 to Oct 31
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
No payment

Editorial Focus

Bridge Eight tends to accept stories between 1,000 and 2,500 words in length, though something outside of that occasionally convinces them otherwise. Beyond that, they’re seeking well-developed characters and fascinating voices they can’t stop thinking about. They do not publish genre fiction—but are open to experimental styles and allegorical approaches. If your work is a tad bit absurd, even better!

Tips From the Editor

From the editors:

Riley: “I like a story that eats its young.”

Grace: “I like a story that makes me forget I’m sitting on the toilet while I read it.”

The question we find ourselves asking a lot of the time is, “Is it enough?” Meaning, this story was fun, or interesting, or for the most part, pretty good, but is it going to stay with us after we publish it?

In a sea of submissions, leaving an impression is the most important.

Contact Information

Caleb Sarvis, Publisher
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Last updated: Feb 14, 2024