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Taking Submissions: Brink Issue 7

August 1, 2023

Deadline: August 1st, 2023
Payment: $25 per poem, $50 for stories less than 1500 words, $50 for Art (1-3 Images), $100 for Art (4+ Images), for work more than 1501 words
Theme: “Relief” that is also hybrid, cross-genre work of both emerging and established creatives who often reside outside traditional artistic disciplines.

Brink is open for hybrid and cross-genre submissions of any length engaging the theme RELIEBrink is open for hybrid and cross-genre submissions of any length engaging the theme RELIEF.

Relief is a form of ease, yes. It’s a delicious feeling of release. It’s that hopeful buoyancy caused by reassurance that overrides our systems when pain and distress are alleviated. Relief is physical. It’s emotional and mental, too. But as a concept, relief implies so much more than deliverance from discomfort. Relief connotes the remains of a thing left behind; the residue, the leftover, the left behind. That which stands when everything else lifts away. Relief is assistance that arrives in the form of aid, support, or help in a time of danger, need, or difficulty. Relief is a distinct vivid contrast.

You can throw things into relief. You can bring things into relief. Show us, create for us, those exact things. Take us to the edge, the brink, of relief.

Brink has two reading periods per year: January and July.

Between July 1 – 31, we will open for submissions engaging the theme of Relief.

Through Submittable, we accept a variety of creative work from Nonfiction to Fiction, from Poetry to Translation. But our hearts beat strongest for hybrid work that falls into the cross-genre category we call Evocations. We are interested in work that presses boundaries, uses more than one medium to tell a story, and both looks and feels different on the page. Additionally, we look for submissions that engage the theme of each issue as well as the idea of being on the brink.

Please submit only unpublished work and notify us if your simultaneous submission is accepted elsewhere. Payment for each contributor is one copy of the issue in which their work appears as well as:

$25  | Poem (per poem)
$50  ||  Work (less than 1500 words)
$50  ||  Art (1-3 Images)
$100  ||  Art (4+ Images)
$100  ||  Work (more than 1501 words)

Via: Brink Literary.


August 1, 2023


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