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From the kitchen sink...




SINK previously penned the name Petty Bourgeoisie, an online, apolitical magazine (although blog would be more appropriate) founded within the walls of a North Yorkshire state school. Our central mission was to empower northern students to voice their political views, no matter ideological stance, as opportunities for this are few once you get above Sheffield. 

Based on the cultural movement of kitchen sink realism, where plays like A Taste of Honey captured the spirit of the north, often protesting unequal state treatment of the north vs the south, we rebranded SINK. Our attendance of universities across the country has expanded our link to contributors outside of Yorkshire alone. Though rooted in socialist ideology, SINK accepts work from Northern writers regardless of whether the content is political or not - we just want to hear your voices!

We are constantly looking for new contributors and submissions, as we hope to grow to encompass the north from Chesterfield to Alnwick. SINK is an independent magazine underpinned by a passion and love for all things politics, society, history and culture. Your voice deserves a platform and we would be delighted to provide it, so email us at or visit our submissions page

Love and solidarity always.

The SINK Team.

Current opportunities

Submissions will soon be open for Issue 4, which we hope to publish around the mid-point of this year. To submit, refer to our submissions page or feel free to email us if you have any queries or requests.

In addition, we are always looking for people to join our team. We are particularly interested in people with graphic design skills, so if you've spotted something on the site you think you could improve, drop us a message or an email and let's get you on the team!

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