Welcome to the home of HyeBred Magazine! We are a biannual, nonprofit, online literary magazine committed to publishing writers, artists, and musicians of Armenian descent. Our goal is to provide a voice for the Armenian literary community.

‘Hye’ is the transliterated adjective for ‘Armenian,’ and paired with the English word ‘bred,’ this magazine represents the Armenian culture that exists today, a hybrid of the motherland and our respective homelands throughout the Diaspora.

Read our latest issue and visit our submissions page to find out more. We’re looking forward to reading your work!
— The HyeBred Team

Rafaella Safarian

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Designer



Rafaella has been writing for as long as she can remember. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing and minor in French from Arizona State University. She's been a writing tutor, fiction editor of Marooned the Undergraduate Creative Review, and has won a Swarthout Award in creative writing. 

She started HyeBred in February of 2017, because she wanted a safe and encouraging  space for Armenian writers and artists to showcase their talents. She is very grateful for all the contributors and readers, who have been supportive of this creative journal.