The Bluffton Literary Journal
The beginnings of Bridge
In the summer of 2016, Bridge: the Bluffton University Literary Journal was little more than an idea, a bold new initiative to establish a literary journal for young writers with a national scope.
Editor Jamie Lyn Fletcher, assistant professor of English, envisioned that the magazine would be student-driven and that it would publish works from the best young writers age 14-24.
Bluffton University students in Jamie Lyn's class serve as editorial assistants: soliciting, selecting, editing and polishing the works.
The first print edition, which rolled off the presses in spring 2017, showcased poetry, short fiction and non-fiction stories, drama and art from 20 young writers and artists representing eight different states.
The first online edition of Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal attracted submissions from young authors from across the country and overseas and went live in December 2017.
Young writers, between the ages of 14 and 24, are invited to submit works for consideration for
publication in Bridge: The Bluffton University Literary Journal. Our editorial associates are looking for writing that demonstrates virtuosity and
wonder, original writing that delights and challenges us.
If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration for a future edition, please review these details for submission.