Award Winning writer Andrew Sarewitz, moved from South Orange, NJ, to New York City, at the age of 18. At 17, he was awarded a Letter of Commendation from the Second Annual American Song Festival for music and lyrics. In 2013, a new original song titled "A Town Called Home" (music: Julliard’s Dr. Kendall Briggs, lyrics: Andrew Sarewitz) was performed by Timothy McDevitt at Grace Church, Newark, NJ, in concert benefiting Hedrick-Martin Institute. In addition to drafting more than 100 musical compositions, Andrew has written several short stories (published and award winning pieces listed below) as well as scripts for various media. His play, Madame Andrèe received Honorable Mentions from both the 2018 Writers Digest Competition, Stage/Screenplay Division and the 2018 New Works of Merit Contest, Loyola University, New Orleans. Madame Andrèe also won First Place, receiving the opening spot at San Jose, California’s Stage to Screen New Playwrights Series, summer of 2019. Performances ran from Tuesday, August 12 to Sunday, August 18, at Morgan Hill Community Playhouse, Morgan Hill, CA. In September, 2019, his play, Five Men, Four Beds advanced to the 2nd Round at Austin Film Festival for story/script to be adapted to film. Mr. Sarewitz also has authored numerous historical and critical artist essays with a primary focus on twentieth century non-conformist art from Russia, Ukraine and the Baltic states.
Andrew is currently working on a collection of short stories, including a selection of those previously published, tentatively titled Truth...and Other Fiction, as well as individual essays, primarily in the creative non-fiction genre.
Mr. Sarewitz credits his initial appreciation for literature and story-telling to Ludwig Bemelmans and his love of words to Joni Mitchell.
Published and award winning essays and short stories:
2019, “Lady Vanessa,” to be released in November, by BigCityLit, New York, NY.
2019, “A Woman Named Samantha,” August 21 release, by Bangalore Review, Bangalore, India.
2019, “Miss Marcia,” August 8 release, Issue 21, Cobalt Press, Baltimore, MD.
2019, “Stands a Boxer,” July 11 release, Prometheus Dreaming Literary Magazine, Los Angeles, CA.
2019, “Harold and Al, All Covered in Fur,” June 12 release, Prometheus Dreaming Literary Magazine, Los Angeles, CA.
2019, “Color, in Black and White,” May, Trilogy Award Finalist, Hidden River Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
2019, “Blue Roses and Diane,” Second Place Prose Award, May release, Havik, “Magic Trick,” Las Positas College Journal of Arts and Literature 2019, Livermore, CA.
2019, “The Wholly Separate Sides,” May 20 release, NYMBM, New York, NY.
2018: “The Big Sneeze (The Privileged Years)” November 15 release, Autumn Issue, Jenny Magazine, YSU Student Literary Arts Association, Youngstown University, OH.
2018, “...and into the Fire,” June 27 release, Pride Month Issue, NYMBM, New York, NY.
2017, "The Banquet," Issue 1:03, Autumn, Yes + No Magazine, London, UK.
2017, "In the First Person," July 5 release, Summer Issue, Chelsea Station Magazine, New York, NY.
2017, "Tale of the Sisters Landau," July 19 release, Issue 19, Cobalt Press, Baltimore, MD.
2016, "Stephen was..." Plenitude Magazine, June 8 issue, British Columbia, Canada
2016, Essay for "A Giant of 20th Century Russian Art, Vladimir Nemuhkin;" June 6, ArtDaily.
2013, "Project Gus" released by Untreed Reads, San Francisco, CA.
2011, "My Father" released by Untreed Reads, San Francisco, CA.