SAND Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Sorry, we are now closed for submissions for issue 19. We will accept submissions for issue 20 from 1 May to 6 July 2019.


We accept previously unpublished short stories, poetry, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, translations, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, video stills, and other forms of visual art. 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 file. We do accept submissions in multiple categories – in this case, please send a separate document for each category. We also accept simultaneous submissions as long as this is mentioned in the cover letter and the piece is withdrawn if accepted elsewhere.

At this time, we can only compensate our contributors with a free copy of the issue in which their work appears plus social media promotion until the end of time. (Believe it. We're big supporters of our SAND family.) We know this is not even close to enough. Like many all-volunteer indie literary journals, every cent we make goes into covering the physical costs of receiving submissions and printing the magazine. We want to pay you cash money, and we're working very hard on finding a way to do that soon.

All rights to your work revert back to you after publication.

SAND Journal