DESIGNER


Sarp Sozdinler has worked in various capacities at Wieden+Kennedy, Base Design Brussels, Ogilvy Amsterdam, and VtwoB Modena. From 2013 to 2019, he freelanced mainly for a client base from the cultural field, including Istanbul Design Biennial and Ministry of Sound London. He produced campaigns for such clients as Nike, Facebook, and Ray Ban. His posters have been exhibited worldwide, and his work was featured on It’s Nice That, Etapés, Novum, Eye, among others. He held workshops and talks in Milano, Beirut, Moscow, and taught Typography as a visiting professor upon completing his studies in Vienna and Istanbul.






Deadwood | Poster & newsletter, 2012








3rd Istanbul Design Biennial: Are We Human? | Mark design, catalog design, exhibition graphics, 2018






Speak to the Eyes | Poster design, exhibiton identity, 2018




Grafist 21 | Poster & identity, 2017


WRITER


Sarp Sozdinler is a writer based in Philadelphia and Amsterdam. His work has been published in Kenyon Review, Electric Literature, Masters Review, Normal School, DIAGRAM, American Literary Review, HADMaudlin House, Vestal Review, and elsewhere. His stories have been selected or nominated for anthologies (Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, Best of the Net, Wigleaf Top 50) and awarded various recognitions at literary contests and portfolios by such authors as Jonathan Escoffery, Laura van den Berg, Paul Yoon, and Allegra Hyde. Starting in 2024, he’ll serve as the editor-in-chief at The Harlem Review. He’s currently at work on his first novel.


literary agent
Mina Hamedi, Janklow & Nesbit Associates
mhamedi@janklow.com


featured work

American Literary Review | Synonyms & Antonyms (Baba)

flash flood winner, 2022
wigleaf top-50, 2023


Electric Literature | Hyperboles

los angeles review flash fiction award, first runner-up, 2023 

Maudlin House | Reversion

smokelong quarterly grand micro prize, longlisted, 2023

The Lumiere Review | Primaries

selected for the best small fictions anthology, 2023

Cease, Cows | Windblown

nominated to the best small fictions anthology, 2024

The Bureau Dispatch | Confessions
NOMINATED TO BEST SMALL FICTIONS ANTHOLOGY, 2023

Complete Sentence | Dear Mr. Fassbender
NOMINATED TO PUSHCART PRIZE, 2023

Driftwood Press | Little Egypt
RUNNER-UP, ADRIFT SHORT STORY CONTEST, 2022

Cheap Pop | Monsoon
FINALIST, RETREAT WEST: THEMED FLASH COMPETITION, 2022

The Offing | Rain God
NOMINATED TO BEST MICROFICTION ANTHOLOGY, 2021
WIGLEAF TOP-FIFTY LONGLIST, 2022


Bureau of Complaint | D*ck
NOMINATED TO BEST OF THE NET, 2022


Passages North | An Aftermath in Gold and Red
FINALIST, THE WAASNODE SHORT FICTION PRIZE, 2020


Solstice | Twice
FINALIST, THE WRITER’S DIGEST’S SHORT SHORT STORY AWARD, 2019





2024

Vestal Review | Smaller Coffins
Stone of Madness Press | Hostages of Eternity (new)
Gooseberry Pie | Inertia (Lake Homeros, 1998) (new)
The Crawfish | The Ministry of Deep Conversations
The Hooghly Review | Anyone Who Has or Has HadDiarrhea in the Past Two Weeks Shall Not Use the Pool
Ghost Parachute | Sideways
Roi Fainéant Press | Signseers
The Couch | Full Nine Seconds
Stanchion | A Woman Under the Influence (forthcoming) Talk Vomit | Drugstore Dionysus (forthcoming)
LIGEIA | Wise Men Fish Here (forthcoming)
Your Impossible Voice | Bark (forthcoming)




2023

The Kenyon Review | Ladybird
Electric Literature | Hyperboles
BULL | Deeply Personal Vending Machine
Across the Margin | August
Necessary Fiction | Alphabet Tree
Bending Genres | A Machine-Learning Guide to Playing Dead
The Pinch | Driftwater
Pidgeonholes | Pronouns
Saranac Review | Postmortem Pride
HAD | Smarts
Five South | Bent From the Edges (Crawlies)
Driftwood Press | Little Egypt
DIAGRAM | Shahmaran
HAD | Reversion II
LEON Literary Review | Nanna | The Unbearable Lightness Being
Cease, Cows | Windblown
Samfiftyfour | Brownblack
The Eunoia Review | Seedling | Bananas | Year of the Clown
Belletrist | Covenant




Previously

The Offing | Rain God
The Normal School | Ghosting
The Masters Review | Houses Acting Like Cars
No Contact | Eating Flowers
Maudlin House | Reversion
Moonpark Review | Southward
Hobart | Slap
HAD | Ruminations
American Literary Review | Baba
The Lumiere Review | Primaries
The Bureau Dispatch | Confessions
Complete Sentence | Dear Mr. Fassbender
Cheap Pop | Monsoon
The Racket | White Iverson
X-R-A-Y | Angry Gnomes
Bureau of Complaint | D*ck
FEED | Closure
Cagibi | The United Saguaros
The Museum of Americana | Fistlike Mouth and Rotating Thoughts
The Daily Drunk | No Country for Fake Men
Epiphany | Scallops
Little Somethings Press | A Knot of Limbs
Decomp | Civilized Societies
Sip Cup | A Game With Its Own Rules
Riverbed Review | A Ghost in the Quicksand
Pigeon Review | The Tail of a Gypsy Moth
Solstice | Twice