Deadline: February 15, 2023

Entry fee: $22

About the competition

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.

Competition guidelines

  • 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  • One previously unpublished submission per entrant.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.
  • Read the whole guidelines and enter the competition here.
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