Brine: A mixture of water, salt, and spices, blended together to form something different.
Brine Literary is an international journal of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Give us your salt, give us your spice, help us create work that transforms water into brine.
We are committed to showcasing the brightest voices of today, both established and emerging. It doesn't matter if you've published 10 books of poetry or haven't published anything at all, if your work is urgent and vibrant, full of life and grit and wonder, we want it. The journal publishes both online and in print semi-annually (with our next issue coming out in December 2018). In-between issues, we maintain an active writing blog by editors and contributors, as well as weekly writing prompt mini-contests (with the winners being published on our blog).
Brine, in conjunction with The Pickling Poet, presents a unique publishing opportunity which will allow our writers to reach a huge audience well beyond normal literary circles. In addition to our free online journal, with each purchase from The Pickling Poet (both online and in-person), customers will receive a selected contributor poem printed on high quality parchment paper featuring any social media or web links you'd like them to see. The print issues will be featured at our NYC market appearances, as well as being for sale through this site and at The Pickling Poet. "Poets of the Month" will be featured both here and at TPP, with extended bios and interviews along with the opportunity to submit their own custom blog post about any writing-related topic of their choice.
Alexander Radison is Editor-in-Chief of Brine Literary, and the founder/owner of The Pickling Poet. Right before the birth of his son, Alex came up with the idea to combine two of the passions in his life: pickling and poetry, in a way that had never been done before. The result was some awesomely unique pickle recipes inspired by some of his favorite poets, and a literary journal with contributors from all over the world that he couldn't be more proud of.
Alex received his MFA in poetry from Queens College, where he also taught creative writing for several years. He now teaches at Monroe College in New Rochelle. His extensive list of publication credits includes Newtown Literary (where he served as assistant editor for several years), The Violet Hour, The Coachella Review, the Erase-Transform poetry project, Armstrong Literary, and www.laborarts.org, where he won the "Making Work Visible" poetry prize. He has also taught creative writing in conjunction with the New York Public Library, been a featured reader at several literary events including the Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival and Lamprophonic's Emerging Writers Reading Series, and won the Queens College Zolot award for poetry.
In the future, he plans on pursuing his PhD in English as a champion for genre and young adult fiction in academia.
Magdalyn is an MFA candidate in poetry at Queens College, and the winner of the first-ever Hoyt Jacobs Prize for poetry. Her favorites are oceans, carbs, wine, colors and history. Her life's dream is to live by the beach, making art and love.
Sachin Srinivasan is a Fiction Writer and Screenwriter. He is a graduate of the MFA Program in Creative Writing in Fiction from Queens College, where he was an Artist-in-Residence at the Louis Armstrong House Museum for the year 2017. He has worked in the Hindi TV and Film Industries in Mumbai, India for prominent Production houses in various capacities, from production staff on Reality TV Shows and Travel Shows, to writing for various writers on prominent soap operas.
When he is not writing short stories or screenplays, he tries to amuse himself by writing blogs, some of which are at whydoidothis.com/ When he’s not writing, he’s either working out at the gym or hiking through some part of New York City.
Tanya is the co-founder of The Pickling Poet and lives in NYC with her wonderful husband, active toddler, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 scorpion. She currently works as a speech-language therapist serving children throughout NYC charter schools, but has had a lifelong love of writing and literature, having had childhood dreams of being a children's author. She loves to cook, spend time with her family, and explore new places. Her managerial and organizational skills come from managing large caseloads as well as a crazy (but lovable) household!