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The contest is open to all writers and artists who identify their work as hybrid or cross-genre in nature.

Submit up to 15 pages. 


One previously unpublished submission per entrant.

All entries will be read anonymously. Before you submit, please remove your name and any other identifying information from your submission. We will contact you regarding your submission through Submittable, so please ensure your contact information is accurate.


Family, colleagues, intimate friends, and contributors previously published in Brink Literary Journal are ineligible.


Simultaneous submissions are allowed.




The contest seeks to award writing that is considered hybrid and cross-genre in nature. Hybrid writing often includes multiple mediums such as visual and written elements that together accomplish a result impossible to achieve alone. Text-based hybrid writing harnesses form and content in singular ways to create dynamic work primed to offer new perspectives, voices, and ideas. Hybrid writing is not experimental or ekphrastic. Instead, it is a style that prioritizes the combination of multiple literary and artistic elements to produce a readable, engaging piece of work. 


Initial screening for the prize will be facilitated by Brink Editors. 


The contest winner, selected by the contest judge, will be announced in early May.





Publication in the October issue of Brink Literary Journal.


4 copies of the journal issue in which the winning submission appears.



Submissions open January 1 - February 28

$22 non-refundable entry fee.

A limited number of fee waivers are available upon request. Email for more information. 


The Contest Judge for the 2024 Brink Literary Journal Award for Hybrid Writing is Renee Gladman. 


Renee Gladman is a writer and artist preoccupied with crossings, thresholds, and geographies as they play out at the intersections of writing, drawing and architecture. She is the author of fourteen published works, including a cycle of novels about the city-state Ravicka and its inhabitants, the Ravickians, as well as a collection of essay-fictions, Calamities. A new work of auto-theory, My Lesbian Novel, is forthcoming in 2024. Recent essays and visual work have appeared in The Architectural Review, POETRY, The Paris Review, BOMB magazine, e-flux and n+1. She has been awarded fellowships, artist grants, and residencies from the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Lannan Foundation, and KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), among others, and was a 2021 recipient of the Windham-Campbell prize in fiction. For more information, visit


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