Who We Are
Broken Ink is a student-produced visual and literary arts magazine that has showcased the creativity of USC Aiken students since 1971. We endeavor to accurately and objectively feature the literary and artistic achievements of students and to 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 USC Aiken 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 USC Aiken's artistic community, we ask all panelists to refrain from rating their own submissions, should they have any, and any works that 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, both 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.
The deadline for submissions for the Spring 2023 edition has passed.