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Spring issue - February 28th
Summer issue - May 31st
Autumn issue - August 31st
Winter issue - November 30th
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Winter 2020
Submissions Deadline: 30th November
Please refer to the next issue guidelines before submitting your work.
Bondage in all its forms
the emotional, the physical, the need to conform.
The followers of fashion, a million likes,
a passion for collars and cuffs and spikes.

Chains that restrain and ties that confine us,
The treadmill drudge, the 9-5'ers.
Fast food, fast cash all out to seduce
Trafficking, slavery, domestic abuse.
 
Politics, capitalists, the illusion of choice,
Happy pills, censorship, a subdued voice.
Alienate, segregate, chain-gang brothers,
all of us shackled each to the other.

THE SMALL PRINT...


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, horror, absurdist, 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:

Antonin Artaud                                
J G Ballard                                        
George Bataille                             
Philip K Dick             
Lawrence Durrell  
Knut Hamson      
Daniil Kharms          
Julia Kristeva      
Lydia Lunch            
Henry Miller        
John-Paul Sartre
Bruno Schulz
Andrew Vassch        

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.
- Include your name on the MS
- 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.

Poetry
- A maximum of three poems at a time.
- There is no maximum or minimum line length.
- Include your name on the MS
- 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.


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.


Artwork
- No more than 3 at a time.
- Jpgs are preferable.
- If you would like to include a bio please include it 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 seinundwerden@gmail.com


Diane Arbus
Hans Bellmer
Brassaï
Sophie Calle
Otto Dix
Jan Saudek
Cindy Sherman
Jan Svankmaer
Joel-Peter Witkin
Wes Anderson
David Cronenberg
Maya Deren
Alfred Hitchcock
Fritz Lang
David Lynch
F. W. Murnau
Gaspar Noé
Lars von Trier
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