SAND Literature & Art

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

SAND publishes visual art, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and translations that push the boundaries of form, message, and voice in fresh and unpredictable ways—work that is haunting for its soul, edge, and truth. We are all about work that subverts, work that takes real risks. 

SAND welcomes both emerging and established talents to submit, and we have long been committed to amplifying the voices of traditionally underrepresented writers and artists who are women, nonbinary, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, working class, disabled, neurodiverse, international, and/or geographically underrepresented. 

  • We accept previously unpublished poems, short stories, flash fiction, translations, and visual art. (Creative nonfiction is currently closed.) 
  • We pay semi-professional rates that vary according to our funding.
  • We provide a free submission option for writers and artists for whom fees create a financial barrier to submitting.
  • There are submission caps on some genres, so these categories may close early. Please send work early to avoid disappointment, and to stay up-to-date on our social media channels. 
  • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please inform us as soon as possible if the work has been accepted elsewhere. 
  • You may submit to multiple genres, but you may only submit once per genre
  • We only accept work that is the creative effort of humans with lived experience. All submitters will be required to confirm and fully disclose the role that AI and other non-standard technologies have played in the creation of their submitted work.
  •  Please allow six months for a response before sending an inquiry. 

The best way to get to know if your work is a fit for SAND is by reading digital or print issues, or by checking out the many excerpts, readings, and editor interviews at SAND ONLINE and one our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channels. For an even deeper look into what we look for, you can also watch craft and submissions webinars with our editors.

SAND Literature & Art