Bridge Review: Special Issue for Bread & Roses Centennial

The Bridge Review Special Bread and Roses Issue Seeks Submissions

The Bridge Review will produce a 2012 special issue in support of the Centennial Anniversary of the Great Lawrence Strike of 1912, better known as the “Bread & Roses Strike.” Deadline for submissions is January 11, 2012.

The Bridge Review: Merrimack Valley Culture, an on-line bioregional journal founded in 1997, explores the interwoven concepts of place, nature, culture, and society in our region. Based at the UMass Lowell, the journal includes writing, visual art, music, video clips, and other creative and scholarly work.

The year 2012 offers an opportunity to examine the 1912 strike and the issues surrounding it using poems, short stories, oral histories, creative non-fiction, and the visual arts. The intent of the centennial is to tell the strike story and see it as a lens to discuss relevant contemporary issues. Subjects to consider include work, immigration, the labor movement, occupational health, social justice, city life, technology, industrialsm and post-industrialism, and more.

Submit work for consideration to guest editor Text documents must be submitted in Word (12 point Times), double-spaced, with all text justified to the left margin. If you want to send possible contributions non-electronically: The Bridge Review, c/o Prof. Robert Forrant, History Department, UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA 01854

The editors will consider material suitable for electronic transmission to the Bridge Review audience. Works that are substantial in size should be discussed with the editors prior to submission. For more information you may want to consult: and