COMMISSIONING EDITOR: STEWART HOME
Semina takes its inspiration from a series of nine loose-leaf magazines issued by Californian beat artist Wallace Berman in the 1950s and 1960s. We are looking for artists and writers interested in experimental prose fiction, drawing inspiration from art as much as it does from literature. Think of the ways in which time and space died yesterday, how acceleration exceeds accumulation, the dead city and the perpetual twilight of technology: Georges Bataille, Henri Michaux, Alexander Trocchi, William Burroughs, Ann Quin, Clarence Cooper Jr, Claude Cahun etc. Above all we’re looking for unknown artists and writers willing to take risks with their prose and who demonstrate total disregard for the conventions that structure received ideas about fiction.
Semina is being designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio. The printrun will be up to 1,500 copies. Published works will be between 30,000 & 50,000 words or 72 & 128 pages.
Index by Bridget Penny
One Break, A Thousand Blows by Maxi Kim