‘Twas the night before deadline…

Things are all abuzz here at This Bridge Called Language HQ with tomorrow, March 31st being the preliminary deadline for submissions. 

I am astounded and bursting at the seams with excitement about the level of initial interest there has been in this anthology. Anthologies aren’t made overnight, so there is much more work to be done, but I thank everyone who helped spread the word and/or submitted their work so far.

Anthologies need balance, they need to form a complete collection that makes sense, so it is very likely that after we have worked through our submissions, we may do a second round of submissions, or invite individual writers to write pieces to help us fill in the gaps. Or maybe we’ll have found everything we needed in our open call for submissions. Anything is possible.

But if you only read one thing in this blog post, let it be the following: 

It’s not too late to submit your work!

If you are working on a written piece inspired by a great untranslatable non-English word and you need a few more days to make it excellent, send me an email. If you just heard about our call recently but really want to submit, send me an email. A small shift in our process behind the scenes could work in your favor. Get in touch and let’s see what we can do. We would love to be able to consider as much work as possible. 

So, get those pieces finished and send them our way. Or get in touch with any questions or concerns. I’d love for you to be a part of this magic in the making. 

M. King, Editor









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