Bridge Ink is published monthly 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 to and include their name, age, school and contact information. We will only publish your age, first name, and last initial (unless you choose to be published anonymously).

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!