Kirjallisuus- ja kulttuuriyhdistys Särö ry

What is Särö?

Särö is a Finnish cultural magazine with strong focus on contemporary literature. It was established in 2006, in Porvoo, a small seaside town in Southern Finland. It is published two times a year.  The word "särö" means "crack, fracture or break". In 2010, Särö's office moved to Helsinki. It also expanded to Frankfurt an der Oder, where an office and an artist/writer residence have been established.

Särö's mission is to discover new literary talent, while always giving space for established writers. Särö is politically independent but also wants to contribute to the social debate regarding the arts.

In 2013, Särö received a Quality Award for Cultural Magazines from the Finnish Minister of Culture.


Särö 26–27 Taide & missio (Art & Mission)
Cover art: Petri Hytönen (Hip hurray! To the cold water!)

Särö 23–24 Ihminen ja kone (Humans and machines)
Cover art: Sanna Saastamoinen