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Every issue of Sein und Werden is themed and work must somehow incorporate the Werdenist ideal ie. it must touch on at least one of the isms - Expressionism, Surrealism, Existentialism.


Sein und Werden is a non-profit-making venture, therefore we cannot pay for material we publish.

I want your:  Short stories, novel excerpts, dreams, thoughts, scribblings, poetry, artwork, photography, unfinished writing.

I am after
experimental, non-genre, erotica, horror, philosophical, noir, crime, hard-boiled, surreal.
I am not after romance, shock tactics, morality stories, politics, gratuitous violence, chick-lit...


If you're still stuck, here are a few authors/directors/artists I like:

Diane Arbus             
J G Ballard          
Hans Bellmer
Brassai                    
George Bataille    
Sophie Calle
David Cronenberg    
Maya Deren        
Philip K Dick
Otto Dix                  
Knut Hamson      
Alfred Hitchcock
Daniil Kharms          
Julia Kristeva      
Fritz Lang
Lydia Lunch            
Henry Miller        
F W Murnau
Gaspar Noé
John-Paul Sartre
Jan Saudek
Bruno Schulz
Cindy Sherman
Jan Svankmajer
Andrew Vassch        
Joel-Peter Witkin
Antonin Artaud        

If you have an idea but do not know if I will be interested, just email and ask me.

I am interested in the concept of creativity, not as an ending but as something mutable, the before and after, the whys and hows, the accidents and the losses that result in something perfect. So if you submit a piece of work, feel free to expand on your ideas and decisions behind it, or simply write me an essay on your own creative experience.

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, as are previously published pieces, as long as you let me know when and where the piece first appeared.

Previous contributors are quite welcome, and encouraged, to submit to future issues.

Before submitting please read the guidelines below:

Prose
- 6000 words max.
- One submission at a time.
- Send as a word.doc or RTF attachment. Please do not send in the body of the email.
- If you would like to include a bio please include it with your submission.
- All work can be linked to a website of your choice so please include the web address with your submission.

Poetry
- Submit a maximum of 3 poems at a time.
- There is no maximum or minimum line length.
- Prose poems are welcome.
- Send as a word.doc or RTF attachment. Please do not send in the body of the email.
- If you would like to include a bio please include it with your submission.
- All work can be linked to a website of your choice so please include the web address with your submission.

Non-fiction
- Articles/features which are arts-related, for instance, on a particular author or specific art-movement. Also, journal excerpts and articles on personal writing experiences.
- 6000 words max.
- One submission at a time.
- Send as a word.doc or RTF attachment. Please do not send in the body of the email.
- If you would like to include a bio please include it with your submission.
- All work can be linked to a website of your choice so please include the web address with your submission.

Artwork
- Images should be at a minimum resolution of 300 dpi/ppi with the longest edge of the image no longer than 8 inches/20 centimeters.
- No more than 3 at a time.
- If you would like to include a bio please include it with your submission.
- All work can be linked to a website of your choice so please include the web address with your submission.

I will accept submissions in different formats at one time, for example, you may submit both an image and a short story, etc.

Send submissions to
this address


Submit your work
Please refer to the next issue guidelines
before submitting your work.