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Brink is an in-print literary journal dedicated to publishing hybrid, cross-genre work of both emerging and established creatives who often reside outside traditional artistic disciplines. By providing space primed to instigate new ideas, Brink fosters dialogue and collaborative community across disciplines and cultural divides.


At Brink, we actively work to engage, promote, and expand the reach of voices from diverse groups and communities. We seek out work from creatives of all races and ethnicities; genders and gender identifications, especially trans writers; and those in various stages of their career, from emerging to established and a wide range of ages.

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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.


Select pieces from past and current Brink issues available for free online.


Publications from past and current Brink contributors, reviewed by Poetry Editor Hannah Bonner.


Support Brink with a subscription or by purchasing a single issue or Brink merchandise.

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The Brink Literary Journal Award for Hybrid Writing will be awarded to the winner of this newly launched literary contest designed to champion innovative hybrid and cross-genre work.


The inaugural contest will be judged by Lars Horn, a writer and translator working in literary and experimental non-fiction. Horn’s first book, Voice of The Fish, won the 2020 Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and was an American Booksellers Association Indies Introduce Selection.


The contest winner will receive $1,000 and will be published in Brink’s fall issue.


Full contest guidelines and submission procedures can be found here.

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