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Bridge Eight

Literary Magazine







Florida-based boutique press publishing new fiction, poetry & non-fiction that will leave an unfading impression.

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  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    within 90 days*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:



  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 2500

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Submission fee: $

we’re seeking well-developed characters and fascinating voices we can’t stop thinking about. We do not publish genre fiction, but we are open to experimental styles and allegorical approaches. If your work is a tad bit absurd, even better!

Nonfiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 1000

Max words: 2500

Film & TV. Thoughts, musings, analysis, etc ... on your favorite movie, your most hated television show, or some hybrid blend of both. Sports-Related Essays & Features. Essays and features between 1,000 & 2500 words in length, though something outside of that occasionally convinces us otherwise.


Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $

We encourage poem submissions in all forms, especially if you see an opportunity to add something unique to our selection.


Well-written book reviews, whether they be for smaller independent presses or those with a much larger reach.


Whether you interview an editor or a writer, a published author or someone on the come up, we are happy to take a look at it.

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Author's 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.

  • Additional info

    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.” Submissions open and close depending on the number received. Please check back if you find them closed.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

70 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

5 days

Fastest response time

112 days

Slowest response time

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Submission calls

    Review, Interview, Nonfiction



    Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024


Bridge Eight Press is an independent boutique press in Jacksonville FL publishing a small catalog of book titles and the online (formerly print) Bridge Eight Literary Magazine. We consider every submission we receive, but look for bold pieces that serve the literary community and community-at-large ...

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    Editor Caleb Michael Sarvis avatar

    Caleb Michael Sarvis


    Editor Riley Manning avatar

    Riley Manning

    Senior Editor

    Editor Grace Lanoue avatar

    Grace Lanoue

    Senior Editor