About

Natural Bridge, a journal of contemporary literature, is committed to presenting the best in new writing from established as well as promising writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, including literature in translation. Published twice yearly at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. Selections are made by a prominent guest-editor along with a staff of editorial assistants who are graduate students in the MFA program.

On this website, you will find news, calls for submissions, subscription information, as well as samples of our past issues.

A non-profit literary journal supported by the English Department at UM-St. Louis, the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, and the Missouri Arts Council, Natural Bridge sincerely appreciates your support.

Current Masthead

EDITOR Mary Troy
GUEST EDITOR Steven Schreiner
MANAGING EDITOR Mark Shaw
ASSOCIATE MANAGING EDITOR Chip Houser
Jennifer Goldring
ASSISTANT EDITORS Christopher Alex Chable
Don Counts
Nathan Doyle
Matthew Freeman
Catherine Howl
Megan McCormack
Kasey Perkins
Tina Shen
Jeff Sjerven
Jason Vasser
Stacey Walker
PRODUCTION EDITOR Pierre Davis
EDITORIAL BOARD John Dalton
Steven Schreiner
Mary Troy
Eamonn Wall
ADVISORY BOARD Jeff Friedman
Ross Gay
Ruth Ellen Kocher
C.M. Mayo
Katherine Min
Naomi Shihab Nye
Tyrone Williams