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Broken Ink

USC Aiken's Literary and Visual Arts Magazine

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Broken Ink is a student-produced visual and literary arts magazine that has showcased the creativity of USCA students since 1971. We endeavor to accurately and objectively feature students' literary and artistic achievements and raise awareness of the literary and visual arts throughout the campus community. 

How to Join

Weekly meetings are hosted on Fridays at 12:00 p.m. in the Student Media Office. Stop by a meeting to get involved!

What We Accept

We welcome all forms of expression from our student body. You don’t need to call yourself an artist to submit. We welcome paintings and sculptures, poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction, and music and spoken word. We also accept scribbles and doodles, digital and physical art, games, films, and drawings on the backs of envelopes. All subject matter and content is up for consideration. We want to hear what you have to say first, not dictate what you can say. We want to be surprised, and we want to surprise everyone with what we can publish.

Any current student at USCA is eligible to be published in Broken Ink. There is no limit on how many pieces you can submit. 

Our Review Process

All submissions are reviewed blindly and rated on a scale of one to five (with five being the highest) by volunteers and Broken Ink staff. To supply an accurate and objective representation of USCA's artistic community, we ask all panelists to refrain from rating their own submissions, whether they have any, and any works they recognize. 

Accepted works are determined according to the highest rating. Due to space constraints, the Broken Ink staff occasionally must choose between two or more equally deserving works by average rating and artistic merit. Ties are resolved on the current publication's concept or "voice" and Broken Ink's mission to represent various student work.

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