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Queerness & Internationalism

Lambda Literary is the biggest LGBTQ literary community in the world, best known for their prestigious annual book awards, nicknamed the “Lammys.” In spring 2018, we contacted them about the MoonLIT LGBT+ Festival that was taking place in the southern Philippines. This initial contact led to a months-long email exchange between our Editor in Chief …

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Publishing in English in Germany

In summer 2018, SAND joined the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP), a New York-based network of hundreds of literary journals and small publishers, mostly in the United States. SAND’s Editor in Chief Jake Schneider was interviewed about the experience of publishing an English-language journal in Germany for the CLMP blog. Here is an excerpt from the beginning …

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Standout Submissions

Ashley Moore, one of our fiction editors, wrote a guest post for Aerogramme Writers’ Studio about our fiction submissions and what sets a story apart from the rest of the pile. Here is an excerpt from the beginning of the article: A round of fiction submissions really is a beautiful beast: dense, overwhelming, intoxicating, and at its …

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What Is SAND About?

3 May 2018 What Is SAND About?Lettrétage Asks Five Questions Before our Issue 17 launch party at Berlin’s independent literary center Lettrétage, our Editor in Chief answered five questions about SAND. The answers are a good introduction to who we are and what we care about. Here is an excerpt from the beginning of the interview: When …

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Two-Hour Radio Special

22 November 2017 SAND Berlin Community Radio Special On Wednesday 22 November, ahead of our Issue 16 launch at Anita Berber on the Friday, SAND took over Berlin Community Radio for two hours. Our Events Manager Anton hosted, and a bunch of the team and past contributors presented. Past contributor Inger Wold Lund kicked off the show with a live studio …

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International Berlin’s “Language Spaces”

June 2017 International Berlin’s “Language Spaces” in Conversation and LiteratureGuest Post by Jake Schneider Each year, the International Literaturpreis is awarded in Berlin to the best international book published in German translation. The associated blog, EPITEXT, covers topics related to international literature. Our Editor in Chief Jake Schneider contributed a guest post about “language spaces” in …

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Submissions and More

26 May 2017 Six Questions For SANDAbout Submissions and More Jim Harrington’s blog project “Six Questions For…” asks the editors of independent literary magazines six questions that might interest potential contributors and other writers. Three members of SAND’s editorial team weighed in on our own interests and preferences. Here are two of the questions: SQF: What …

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Berlin Writers, Rent, and SAND

19 May 2017 Berlin Writers and RentSAND Profiled in The Local Germany The morning of the Issue 15 launch, The Local published an article profiling SAND after interviewing our editor in chief. The two-hour conversation with The Local Germany’s editor, Jörg Luyken, kept coming back to the pressing issue of Berlin’s housing crisis and its impact on the writing community here. The …

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Literature Away from Home

16 May 2017 Literature Away from HomeAn Interview for LiteraturWissenschaft in Berlin Chris Fenwick from the LiteraturWissenschaft in Berlin blog spoke with Jake Schneider, our editor in chief, about being a English-language journal in Berlin, the local scene, and literature across communities. Here is an excerpt:  Chris Fenwick: SAND is an English-language journal based in a German city. How do you …

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