F(r)iction, Brink’s literary journal, is both a passion project and industry disrupter. Printed triannually and distributed around the world, F(r)iction publishes work from bold, new writers to pioneering leaders in the industry, spotlighting underrepresented voices and celebrating the weird and wonderful.
F(r)iction, Brink’s triannual literary journal, is at the heart of our mission to increase literacy rates and engagement with storytelling that pushes the boundaries of convention.
Drawing together the best works from our education programs and submissions, we pull more than 50% of the content in each issue from our slush pile, working closely with authors to hone their work and arm them with the skills to succeed in the publishing industry.
Each issue also features work from a community partner, spotlighting marginalized and underrepresented voices that are often ignored by the mainstream publishing industry. Partners include the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, Lambda Literary, and Veteran’s Writing Project.
We also publish diverse talent, from debut authors to pioneering writers seeking to push the boundaries. Our celebrity writers range from international literary greats, such as Alasdair Gray, to trailblazers who are carving out a unique space in the literary field, such as Jeff VanderMeer. Along the way, we’ve published poetry by Kwame Dawes and Mary Ruefle, flash fiction from Kathy Fish and David Galef, prose by Christopher Moore and Kirsty Logan, and nonfiction by Lee Gutkind and Phillip Lopate.
And if that wasn’t crazy enough, each issue also includes an original short comic and custom artwork to accompany every piece, creating a collection that is as visually engaging as the stories within.
Take a risk. Break with tradition.
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To submit or subscribe to F(r)iction series, and read weird and wonderful editorial pieces, please go to our swanky F(r)iction site!
The Taboo Issue
Let’s talk taboo. In this issue you’ll find stories on subjects that would get you dirty looks at a dinner party. Pieces about the transgressive, the outlawed, the prohibited and profane. Melanie Finn tells the story of two disaffected young men caught up in a culture of conspiracies. In an exclusive feature, Phillip Lopate writes about his love affair with the essay. Daisy Johnson gives us an excerpt from her Man Booker-nominated novel, Everything Under. Joe Dunthorne and Devin Kelly share poems about the world’s worst men visiting hell, the biblical flood—and the relationship between objects and experiences, between love and violence. Merging fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and a powerful feature with PEN America, F(r)iction #12 invites you to explore a world that polite society says is wrong, where the benign is bizarre and the feint-of-heart dare not tread.
Praise for F(r)iction
All of the work which graces the pages of this unique and necessary publication reaches deeply, viscerally inside you and takes root, spreads out, lacing into instinct, into our fundamental selves, this vast experience of humanity. F(r)iction is something truly special.The Sonder Review
F(r)iction burns with a true passion for literature, for the written word, and, most importantly of all: for new ideas—which are so often lacking in contemporary publishing.Nothing in the Rulebook
“F(r)iction is dedicated to changing the face of literary journals—illuminating the splendor of full-color artwork, writing that takes risks, and stories that deserve to be written.BigBridge
Brink’s publishing internship program seeks to bring underrepresented and diverse voices into the publishing industry itself. We offer three publishing internship sessions per year, in the spring, summer, and fall. Our twelve-week program is conducted entirely online, so applicants from anywhere in the world can participate in this remote publishing internship as long as they have access to WiFi.