SAND Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Due to the fantastic response to our call for submissions, we have hit our maximum number of free submissions on Submittable. To be able to welcome more of your wonderful work, we have set up a temporary email address for free submissions at Don't panic: submissions are still free, just not through Submittable.

Please email submissions there with the type of submission (poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or visual art) in the subject line. Include a cover letter in the body of your email including where you're from, your bio, and how you heard about SAND. Your submission should be attached in a single .doc or .docx file, unless it is visual art.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of SAND while submitting, you can still do so here on Submittable.

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).