Due to the fantastic response to our call for submissions, we have hit our maximum number of free submissions on Submittable. Don't panic: submissions are still free, just not through Submittable. To be able to welcome more of your wonderful work, we have set up temporary email addresses for your submissions. Please see each genre's guidelines for details.

 If you would like to submit and purchase SAND, you may still do that here on Submittable.

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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).

Ends on July 6, 2018$5.00 - 25.00
$5.00 - 25.00

Due to the fantastic response to our call for submissions, we have hit our maximum number of free submissions on Submittable. Don't panic: submissions are still free, just not through Submittable. To be able to welcome more of your wonderful work, we have set up a temporary email address for free poetry submissions at poetrysubmissions@sandjournal.com. If you'd like to submit and purchase SAND, you may still do that here on Submittable.

For free poetry submissions, please include the following in the body of the email: a page count for the pieces you are submitting, a cover letter including where you're from, a short bio, and how you heard about SAND. Your submission should be attached in a single .doc or .docx file. If you would like to submit fiction, art, or nonfiction, please send in a separate email to the appropriate email addresses: fictionsubmissions@sandjournal.com, artsubmissions@sandjournal.com, nonfictionsubmissions@sandjournal.com.

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 pages of poetry.

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. 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 name and bio of both author and translator.

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.

Ends on July 6, 2018$5.00 - 25.00
$5.00 - 25.00

Due to the fantastic response to our call for submissions, we have hit our maximum number of free submissions on Submittable. Don't panic: submissions are still free, just not through Submittable. To be able to welcome more of your wonderful work, we have set up a temporary email address for free fiction submissions at fictionsubmissions@sandjournal.com. If you'd like to submit and purchase SAND, you may still do that here on Submittable.

For free fiction submissions, please include the following in the body of the email: the title of the piece you are submitting, the word count, a cover letter including where you're from, a short bio, and how you heard about SAND. Your submission should be attached in a single .doc or .docx file. If you would like to submit poetry, art, or nonfiction, please send in a separate email to the appropriate email addresses: poetrysubmissions@sandjournal.com, artsubmissions@sandjournal.com, nonfictionsubmissions@sandjournal.com.

Please submit your fiction after reading our guidelines. They’re important, we promise.

We accept all forms of short fiction: short stories, flash fiction, and novel excerpts that meet our guidelines. Before writers submit, we strongly recommend that they read a recent issue of SAND to ensure that their writing fits our aesthetic. PDFs and sample copies can be purchased on sandjournal.bigcartel.com, and short excerpts can also be found on issuu.com/sandjournal.

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

Ends on July 6, 2018$5.00 - 25.00
$5.00 - 25.00

Due to the fantastic response to our call for submissions, we have hit our maximum number of free submissions on Submittable. Don't panic: submissions are still free, just not through Submittable. To be able to welcome more of your wonderful work, we have set up a temporary email address for free poetry submissions at nonfictionsubmissions@sandjournal.com. If you'd like to submit and purchase SAND, you may still do that here on Submittable.

For free nonfiction submissions, please include the following in the body of the email: a line count for the pieces you are submitting, a cover letter including where you're from, a short bio, and how you heard about SAND. Your submission should be attached in a single .doc or .docx file. If you would like to submit fiction, poetry, or art, please send in a separate email to the appropriate email addresses: fictionsubmissions@sandjournal.com, poetrysubmissions@sandjournal.com, artsubmissions@sandjournal.com.

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. 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 include the name and bio of both the author and translator.

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.

Ends on July 6, 2018$5.00 - 25.00
$5.00 - 25.00

Due to the fantastic response to our call for submissions, we have hit our maximum number of free submissions on Submittable. Don't panic: submissions are still free, just not through Submittable. To be able to welcome more of your wonderful work, we have set up a temporary email address for free art submissions at artsubmissions@sandjournal.com. If you'd like to submit and purchase SAND, you may still do that here on Submittable.

For free art submissions, please include the following in the body of the email: a cover letter including where you're from, a short bio, how you heard about SAND, and, if applicable, an artist’s statement about the pieces you are submitting. If you would like to submit fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, please send in a separate email to the appropriate email addresses: fictionsubmissions@sandjournal.com, poetrysubmissions@sandjournal.com, nonfictionsubmissions@sandjournal.com.

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 online, then we will still be open to considering it.

We do accept submissions in multiple categories – in this case, please send a separate submission 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 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.