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Thirteen Bridges Review is the professional literary arts journal produced by the Department of English and Philosophy at Auburn University at Montgomery. The journal's mission is to present original and groundbreaking literary works by new and established writers from around the world.


Thirteen Bridges began life as THAT Literary Review, a passion project for our former colleague William Blake Gerard (1960-2020). We will always be grateful to Blake for his vision and dedication to this journal.


Managing Editor

Kent Quaney

Assistant Managing Editor

Sarah Smith

Fiction Editor

Jim Hilgartner

Poetry Editor

Joyce Kelley

Creative Nonfiction Editor

Sara Kelm


Barbara Wiedemann

Assistant Editors

Michelle Aitken

Liz Burrows

Tyler Campbell

Kelsie Kato

Michael Parker

Jordan Scott

Jason Shifferd

Tyson Wilson 

Heather Witcher


Kendra Toles Stewart

Alexis Sharpe

Founding Editor

W. B. Gerard (1960-2020)


William Blake Gerard was the creator and founder of THAT Literary Review.

Blake taught the Fiction Workshop and directed graduate creative theses at Auburn University at Montgomery. A survivor of workshops with John Gardner and Frank McCourt, he published short fiction and scholarship on the eighteenth century and the writer Laurence Sterne. In his spare time, he taught and edited the semi-annual review journal The Scriblerian and the Kit-Cats.

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