June 22, 2022

Click here for a video preview of SAND 24

Video preview of SAND 24, released June 2022. Video music by bensound.com.

We are excited to give you a sneak peek inside SAND 24, “Undone,” which will be launched in-person June 23, 2022, at Hallesches Haus in Berlin and launched online in July on SAND‘s YouTube channel.

The art, poetry, and prose in the current issue is about different ways of coming undone—in states of crisis, but also in dreams, alternative realities, and states of euphoria. Unravelling invites a return to and revision of the past, as borders between time, space, reality, and fantasy become slippery and permeable.

SAND 24 is designed by Déborah-Loïs Séry with cover art by Charmaine de Heij. SAND 24 also features the following poets, authors, artists, and translators:

Aea Varfis-van Warmelo • Agnieszka Filipek • Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran • Alison Fishburn • Amber Iman • Ambika Thompson • Andy Winter • Arielle Cottingham • Charmaine de Heij • Chidiebere Sullivan • Chloe Firouzian • Elise Carlton • Gabriella Iacono • Gemma Carson • Hannah Bonner • Jeevika Verma • Julia Rose Lewis • Kimberly Rooney 高小荣 • Laura Lynes • Laura Tansley & Micaela Maftei • Levi Cain • Lucie Bonvalet • Lucy Zhang • Mayowa Oyewale • Memoona Zahid • Mia Ćuk • Nina Jane Drystek • Ọbáfẹ́mi Thanni • Olya Kotova • Rim Afana • Sarah Cook • Sean van der Heijden • Shilpa Kamat • Sneha Subramanian Kanta • Sophia Terazawa • Sophie Ewh • Taylor Bell • Veronica Ștefăneț tr. Irina Hrinoschi • Yan An tr. Chen Du & Xisheng Chen • Zosia Koptiuch

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Click here for more information on The Berlin Writing Prize 2022
Click here for more information on The Berlin Writing Prize 2022


SAND is delighted to be partnering with The Reader Berlin and The Circus Hotel to present The Berlin Writing Prize 2022 for fiction and creative nonfiction.

The theme for this year’s international Berlin Writing Prize is “Escape,” in all its many forms.

The winner will receive a three-week residency at the Circus Hotel in Berlin from 2 to 22 January 2023, including their very own apartment, plus a month’s breakfast vouchers for the Circus Hostel, and up to €100 in travel costs toward their travel to Berlin.

The winning writer and the two runners up will get a 30-minute private publishing Q&A with literary agent Jenny Hewson, and they will be featured on the SAND website. This feature will include publication of their winning entry, an interview, or both, depending on the author’s preference.

In addition to the above, two runners up will receive two nights in a double room of their own at The Circus Hotel over January’s competition prize-giving event, and a travel budget to a maximum of €100 each to cover their journey to Berlin. 

A further seven shortlisted writers will win goodie bags, plus invitations to our prize-giving event on January 2023. 


  • Enter original, unpublished prose fiction and creative nonfiction up to 3,000 words on the “Escape” theme.

  • The entry fee is €10.

  • The closing date is midnight (Berlin time) August 15, 2022.

  • The longlist will be announced in September 2022. Winners will be announced in October.

  • Prize Giving Event: January 2023 (date tbc)

To read the complete contest rules, to read about the judges, and to enter the contest, click here. We look forward to seeing your best work!