Issue Three — Break

Call for submissions.



verb, broke or ( Archaic ) brake; bro·ken or ( Archaic ) broke; break·ing; noun

–verb (used with object)

1. to smash, split, or divide into parts violently; reduce to pieces or fragments: He broke a vase.
2. to infringe, ignore, or act contrary to (a law, rule, promise, etc.): She broke her promise.
3. to dissolve or annul (often followed by off ): to break off friendly relations with another country.


“If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.”
Jewish Proverb


“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”
Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970), Conquest of Happiness (1930) ch. 5


“Shee-it son, Dirty Bristow magazine is the straight bomb yo”
Martin Luther King Jnr (1929 – 1968)

Issue two is soon to be launched and in all the excitement we are eager not to have to wait so long before we get the next issue out. So put the word out, The Bristow Boys are looking for all the best brain spunk you can offer. We at Bristow believe that most people of a reasonable intelligence have an article or two in them. And as we both associate ourselves daily with very smart people there’s no excuse.

The theme of the next issue is ‘BREAK’ now this could be a holiday story, reminiscing a mental collapse you once had, your penchant for one of the five elements of hip-hop or even the battles you have with the first meal of the day. To be honest, we’re not all that strict with the theme it’s there to jog your brain into taking a fresh breath. If you need any more inspiration check out the extensive definition here of course we not adverse to a bit of wrodplay so brake, beaks and repair are all perfectly cromulant.

Still not sure about writing? Have a look here where we lay out some tips and describe our supportive and painless editorial process. If you want to see some stuff, why not pick up issue one—which is cheap at the mo before issue two comes out.

If words just aint your groove thing and it’s drawing that flicks your switch then despair not, after the words comes the pictures. Watch this space and we’ll be asking for you soon.

As ever we promise to help you produce a piece we all can be proud of, illustrate the living shit out of it and lovingly print it in a magazine that is worth all your hard work.

In a break with our usual tradition of breaking with tradition, we’d like to see first drafts by the traditional Bastille Day —July 14th—although we’re happy to look at ideas or alpha versions before then.

If you’re thinking about getting involved email and if you can, add few words about what you’ll be writing about


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