There are presently no open calls for submissions.
You did it, submitters! You sent us hundreds of submissions in just three days and exploded our monthly quota of free submissions even before the deadline on 6 July! And we would love to read even more of your fantastic submissions – so don't panic, you can still send them. For free submissions, use the temporary email addresses listed under each genre below. If you would prefer to submit on Submittable's convenient platform while supporting our fully independent journal, you can purchase a copy of SAND with your submission (the PDF version costs US$5).
We accept all forms of literary and artistic medium; short stories, poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction essays, photography, drawing, painting, etc. All rights to your work revert to you after publication.
Please submit work that has not been previously published. If it has been published in an online magazine, or if you are submitting a translation of a piece that has only previously been published in the original language, then we will still be open to considering it.
Submit all pieces in a single document (we accept .doc, .docx, or .rtf). We do accept submissions in multiple categories – in this case, please send a separate document for each category.
At this time, we compensate our contributors with a free copy of the issue in which their work appears. All rights to your work revert back to you after publication.
Submissions are open from May–July and November–January (check our website for exact dates).