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Stories Find Homes

Stories Find Homes

by Robert Barret, Assistant Editor Stories Find Homes They do. A couple weeks ago I read a story about a group of young boys who find a pair of handcuffs and, because of a dare and a lost key, one of the boys gets trapped in the manacles. It was rather capably written on a […]

Levity in Humor

Levity in Humor

by Myrta Vida, Assistant Editor “Tragedy is when I cut my finger; comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die” -Mel Brooks. There’s more to a story than just tragedy and right of passage for the main character. One can only read so many bildungsroman stories or tales of dark, stormy nights […]

Issue 33 Editorial Staff

Issue 33 Editorial Staff

Introducing the editorial staff for Issue 33 coming Spring 2015. Left to right back row: Candise Henson, Sarah Pitt, Abigail Matthews, Rita Chapman, Glenn Boothe, Jennifer Goldring, Matthew Freeman Left to right front row: Raf Redlinski, Mary Troy, Mary Grace Buckley, Chevy the Wonder Dog Share

Issue 32 Now Available

Issue 32 Now Available

Don’t miss Natural Bridge’s veterans theme issue. No. 32 is filled with compelling fiction, poetry, and essay. Order your copy or subscribe here. Share

2015 Pushcart Nominations

2015 Pushcart Nominations

Announcing our 2015 Pushcart Nominations!!!  Good luck writers. Our nominations in fiction are: 1) “Drift” by Cynthia Dockrell 2) “Casket” by Yasser El-Sayed 3) “Pie” by Leslie Johnson And our nominations for poetry are: 1) “Williamsburg” by Mark Hage 2) “Crash Centre” by David McLoghlin 3) “More Honored in the Breach: A Note to Ghost, […]

Anthony Marra Reading

Anthony Marra Reading

Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series hosted Anthony Marra with the St. Louis County Public Library on Friday October 3rd.  What a fantastic reading.  Marra delivered on all levels to the standing room only crowd.  The selections from the novel Constellation of Vital Phenomena were lovely and he also talked about how he came to write […]

The Darling of the Workshop – by Mary Troy

The Darling of the Workshop – by Mary Troy

An amusing story about MFA’s, workshops, and the darlings we all know, by our own Editor Mary Troy.   The Darling of Workshop You are working on a story. You write two sentences that are as clear and pristine as a silver bell at midnight, and you wonder how they will go over in workshop. […]

Anthony Marra Reading

Anthony Marra Reading

Please join us for a reading with Anthony Marra part of the Natural Bridge Debut Writers Series.  This is sure to be spectacular.  His book a Constellation of Vital Phenomena is wonderfully written and highly acclaimed.  Friday October 3rd, 7:00pm at the St. Louis County Library Headquarters. Share

Reading Period Opens Soon

Our reading period opens mid-August.  Please send us your best fiction, poetry, essay, and translation.  We look forward to reading it for our Spring 2015 Issue. Share

Attention all literary lovers: Natural Bridge Issue #31

Attention all literary lovers: Natural Bridge Issue #31

Cover art by Nathaniel Gibson All literary lovers out there: Natural Bridge Issue #31, guest edited by poet Steve Schreiner, is here! Get your copy today! The latest issue contains 160 pages of excellent fiction, poetry, and translation from around the world. The beautiful cover art is from Nathaniel Gibson (www.nathanielgibson.com).   We love our […]

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