Crossing the Dissour is an online journal about the creative process published in January and July. It emerged from the environment of Greywood Arts, an artist residency that welcomes practitioners from the visual, performing, and literary arts. In a place where the conversation is always about the how and why of making art, it seemed only natural to share our musings and open that dialogue up to a wider audience. The inaugural issue of Crossing the Dissour is made up of artists who have been in residence at Greywood Arts, but for issue no. 2 we would like to broaden the participating voices.

We welcome submissions about the creative process: show-and-tell formats, interviews, ruminations, essays, and reviews of other publications on the topic. We are particularly interested in work that in itself makes its creative process transparent. Talks to us about methodology, philosophy, parameters, rituals, spontaneity, happy accidents and your process pet peeves. Surprise us! Due to our online format, we have the flexibility to include many types of media, and are open to written, pictorial, audio, and video contributions. We are looking for creative approaches to exploring process and creativity – what makes us think the way we do? how does an idea come to life? how do we make meaning, and why is that important?   

September 30th, 2019

Email your submission, along with a brief biography (max. 500 words) to

  • We accept finished work as well as work-in-progress, so long as it gives a clear indicator of the final piece.
  • We do not accept work that has been published elsewhere, in print or online.
  • We do not have an official word limit, but recommend less than 2,000 words.
  • We will not publish stand alone artwork or fiction without a transparent creative process component.
  • Our working language is English.

Crossing the Dissour is a passion project. It is put together by volunteers, and our host organisation Greywood Arts assumes the costs of web hosting and promoting the venture. Therefore, at this time we are unable to offer compensation for published submissions.

If you have any questions or want to run an idea by us, you can drop us a line: journal [at]

We hope you will join the conversation!