Why nICHt? is a semi-annual Comparative Literary Magazine publishing poetry, short prose and translations. The languages of the publications are English, German, French and Russian (only as a source language for translations). Alongside the literary works the magazine introduces the graphic representation of language. The graphical images are important for the reception of the magazine in its entirety, as they are part of a philosophical translation.
Why nICHt? encourages submissions from all categories of contributors, including those who do not have any previous publications. The magazine as well offers editorial internship exclusively to the students of comparative literature at the University of Vienna.