BCB students writing during the Language and Thinking program while on a tour of the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum (Credit: Vera Yung)

Die Bärliner accepts submissions from current and past Bard College Berlin students, faculty, and staff. We welcome both nonfiction and fiction pieces, as well as illustrations and other multimedia contributions. Articles should be roughly 2,000 words for nonfiction and 3,000 for fiction. 

In addition, we ask that all contributors submit a short third-person bio (50 words or less) to be published with their piece. Anonymous submissions will also be considered. The blog is able to compensate guest contributions, provided that your healthcare status is in compliance with German labor regulations. 

Please send a short pitch to blog [at] that includes a one-paragraph summary of your piece or an excerpt if it’s already written. We look forward to hearing from you!