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Natural Bridge is an American literary magazine, based at University of Missouri in St. Louis, Missouri.[1] It was established in 1999 and the first issue was published in Spring 1999.[1] The magazine is published biannually and features articles on fiction, essays, and poetry.[1] The editor-in-chief is John Dalton.

Natural Bridge
CategoriesLiterary magazine
PublisherUniversity of Missouri–St. Louis
First issueSpring 1999
CountryUnited States
Based inSt. Louis, Missouri

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Work that has appeared in Natural Bridge has been short-listed on numerous occasions for the Best American Short Stories, the O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize.[2][3][4][5][6]

Notable contributorsEdit

Honors and awardsEdit

  • Andao Tian's story, "The Death of My Mad Uncle," which appeared in issue no. 16, was short-listed for the O. Henry Prize in 2008.
  • Kent Annan's essay "A Drop of Water," which appeared in issue no. 14, honored with "Special Mention" by The Best American Essays in 2006.
  • Roger Hart's story, "Lubing," which appeared in issue no. 5, was short-listed for the Puschart Prize in 2003.
  • Leslie Pietrzyk's story, "This Day with You," which appeared in issue no. 1, was short-listed for The Pushcart Prize 2001.
  • Brian Doyle's essay, "Notes on the Poem 'Ggfddfg' by Joseph Doyle," which appeared in issue no. 06, cited as "Notable Essay of 2001 in The Best American Essays.
  • Lela Nargi, "Into the Thar" and Kathlene Postma, "Becoming Foreign" were both honored as "Notable Travel Writing" in the Best American Travel Writing of 2001.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "New American Literary Magazines" (PDF). NYPL. 2002. Retrieved December 4, 2015.
  2. ^ St. Louis Post Dispatch, February 10, 2008
  3. ^ St. Louis Post Dispatch, January 21, 2007
  4. ^ St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 1, 2002
  5. ^ St. Louis Riverfront Times, Feb. 27, 2002
  6. ^ Verse Daily, August 20, 2002

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