Now Accepting Submissions Online

Natural Bridge is now accepting submissions for Issue #32 online through Submittable.

Call for Submissions
Veterans in Iraq and Afghanistan

Natural Bridge, a journal of contemporary literature, published by the University of Missouri–St. Louis, seeks stories, poems, and essays for a special section in Issue 32 that will chronicle the American soldier’s experience in Iraq and Afghanistan.  We welcome well-written and original combat stories, but are especially interested in stories, poems, and essays that explore unexpected incidents and curious behavior that happens on the sidelines of war.  The remainder of Issue 32 will feature stories, poems, and essays on any topic.

Please use our electronic submission system, found at, or send hard copies to Natural Bridge, University of Missouri-St. Louis, One University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121.  Deadline for Issue #32 is March 1, 2014.  Issue #32 will be out in Fall 2014. Contributors receive 2 copies and a one year subscription.

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