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 are unable to offer an honorarium for works published in SAND.

Submissions are open from 11 May–26 July and November–January (check our website for exact dates).

Ends on July 26, 2017

Please submit work that has not been previously published in print. 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.

Please send no more than five poems or 300 lines of poetry and include a line count in the category marked "Name & Brief Biography"

Submit all pieces in a single document (we accept .doc or .docx). We do accept submissions in multiple categories – in this case, please send a separate document for each category.

Translations. We accept non-English works which are accompanied by a translation into English, or English works accompanied by a translation into another language. We will present the translations side by side in order to highlight the similarities and differences of language and interpretation. Permission must be granted for publication in SAND from both the author and the translator and, if necessary, the author’s publisher. If you are submitting a translation, please include the original author's name and brief biography in the category marked "Name & Brief Biography."

At this time, we compensate writers with a free copy of the issue in which their work appears. All rights to your work revert to you after publication. If you pre-order the upcoming issue and are included in it, you may select another issue of your choice.

Ends on July 26, 2017

Please read the following guidelines before submitting. They're important, we promise.

We accept all forms of short fiction: short stories, flash fiction, and novel excerpts that meet our guidelines. 

There is a 5,000-word limit on short fiction. While we accept novel excerpts that stand alone and meet this word limit, we do not read full novels, novellas, or plays.

Please submit only one piece and therefore only one file, unless you're writing flash fiction or very, very short stories. For flash fiction, you may submit multiple stories in a single file as long as the submission conforms to our word limit.

Please use standard formatting for fiction submissions: double spacing, a standard 12-point font (such as Times New Roman), and 1-inch margins. Your full name and contact information should appear on the first page of the submission along with the title of the story. Every subsequent page should contain your last name, a shortened form of the story's title, and a page number.

Please submit work that has not been previously published. We do accept previously published works in translation and are open to considering work that has only been published online.

For translations, we accept non-English works which are accompanied by a translation into English, or English works accompanied by a translation into another language. We typically publish fiction in the translation only, but still require permission for publication in SAND from both the author and translator and, if necessary, the author’s publisher. If you are submitting a translation, please also include the original author's name and brief biography in your cover letter.

At this time, we compensate our contributors with a free copy of the issue in which their work appears. If you pre-order the upcoming issue and are included in it, you may select another issue of your choice. All rights to your work revert back to you after publication.

Ends on July 26, 2017

We are looking for literary nonfiction – personal essays, travel essays, profiles, creative reportage, etc. In other words, we are not seeking to publish hard criticism and analysis, or pieces that take a distinctly academic approach. 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.

Word count for nonfiction submissions should total under 5000 words. Please only submit one piece.

Translations. We accept non-English works which are accompanied by a translation into English, or English works accompanied by a translation into another language. We often present the translations side by side in order to highlight the similarities and differences of language and interpretation. As such, permission must be granted for publication in SAND from both the author and the translator and, if necessary, the author’s publisher. If you are submitting a translation, please also include the original author's name and brief biography in the category marked "Name & Brief Biography."

At this time, we are unable to offer an honorarium for works published in SAND.

If you pre-order the upcoming issue and are included in it, you may select another issue of your choice.

Ends on July 26, 2017

We accept all forms of two-dimensional art; 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, then we will still be open to considering it.

Submit all pieces in a single document (we accept .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf). We do accept submissions in multiple categories – in this case, please send a separate document for each category.

Art & Photography. All images must be at least 300 dpi and in JPEG format. Please send a maximum of 5 pieces for consideration, but do feel free to include a link to your portfolio, if applicable. If there is an underlying artist’s statement for the pieces you’ve submitted, please also include it in your submissions.

At this time, we are unable to offer an honorarium for works published in SAND.

If you pre-order the upcoming issue and are included in it, you may select another issue of your choice.