Bridge Ink is published every month and a half and seeks original writing from young voices ages 13 to 18*. Our editors yearn to see something different, to learn from a piece of work, or to discover a new point of view. We are looking for young, honest voices daring enough to share those stories. How can a poem reveal an observation, emotion, or experience in a new or unique way? How can a story change a reader’s way of thinking? We want stories that open our minds to new possibilities.

Submissions are open year-round, always welcomed, and always free. Young adults can send their writing (no more than 1,500 words) to and include their name, age, city & state, and contact information. We will only publish your age, first name & last initial (unless you choose to be published anonymously), and where you are from.

If you are a young adult sending a response to or art for our Ekphrastic Challenge, please include “Ekphrastic Challenge” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!

*Occasionally, we will also accept submissions from students age 10-12.