The Transnational is a bilingual literary magazine. We publish authors from all around the world who offer a new approach to the political and social landscape of the 21st century. Worldwide. In English & German.

New Volume Now Available!

The Transnational Volume 5 is available right now! Currently you can order the printed version via Books on Demand / Germany and in every bookstore. The ISBN is 9783746081076. In the next few weeks there will be also the chance to buy the new issue on Amazon, Thalia and Ebay. The cheaper e-book version will be available if the conversion is successfully completed.

Cover of The Transnational Volume 5
Volume 5 Cover (front)

Many thanks to our contributing authors:

HGich.T, Josef M. Gaßner, Simon Alles, Michael Johann Bauer, Clifton Bates, Gary Beck, Gerhard Benigni, Lara Dolphin, Clive Donovan, Ingrid Herta Drewing, Gary Duehr, Carina Contreras, Stefan Gräfe, Gloria D. Gonsalves Mimi Hapig, Catherine Harnett, Wolfgang Hofer, Tobias Hoffmann, Shubhangi Joshi, Bastian Klee Karin Monteiro-Zwahlen, Marcus Nickel, James B. Nicola, James P. Piatt, Tim Rogers, Robert Ronnow Philipp Schaab, Daniel Schulz, Marlene Schulz, Addie Scoggin, Margarita Serafimova, Marina Sens Ron Singer, Bert Tecklenborg, Michael Timoschek, Andrascz Weigoni, Rudolf Weiler

And also a lot of thanks to our great translators:

Paul Becker, Leah Griesmann, Maria Hesse, Conor O'Loughlin, Isabelle Poweleit, Anika Weidner, Rudolf Weiler

Presenting authors and literary works

As a new feature of our new website we periodically present authors to you, who support the Transnational, and their literary works. Those texts are only on our website. Other works can be read in the upcoming issues of the Transnational.

Crapocracy by Carina Contreras

It’s all overflowing
All over the place
The presumed dead is showing
Up from surface to interface
The passers-by walk over
What was left behind
By those left behind
Their numbers decline here
Operation Gentrification
Depopulation unfollowed
The number you have dialed is no longer in use
A barrage of noise erupts from the mute
Oozing out of our ears
Rout out
All our common sense
Who cries for us
For real
So whatever we spewed
After Prime Time News
Stops flushing our streets

Carina Contreras
Carina Contreras

About the author:

Born and raised in the Eifel, she relocated to Aachen/Germany. After completing her studies in psychology and psychotherapy, she has been working as a Clinical Psychologist, currently finishing her doctorate. Her writings have been published in several anthologies. She maintains a blog at

New Editor / New Website

As of February 2017 René Kanzler has become the new editor of The Transnational magazine while the website has been re-designed to enhance both the reading and viewing experience.

His predecessor Sarah Katharina Kayß has decided to engage in a new project, for those interested either check out the project page itself or visit her personal website.