SAND Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

UPDATE: Don't panic. We just hit our monthly limit for August submissions on Submittable. The deadline is still 1 September at 11:59 pm Berlin time, so if you were trying to submit poetry or visual art at the end of August, please just submit it here on Tuesday September 1st.


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SAND publishes art, poetry, and prose 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. 

Reading past issues is the best way to get to know us, and you can also check out a print or pdf copy of SAND. You can also check out performances of work we've published + editorial interviews about our style and approach on our YouTube page.

SAND welcomes writers and artists from a range of perspectives to submit, including those who are women, Black, people of color, indigenous, LGBTQ+, working class, disabled, international, and/or geographically underrepresented.


• Submissions are open from July 29, 2020, to Sept. 1, 2020. Submissions close at midnight, Berlin time.

• We accept previously unpublished poems, short stories, flash fiction, translations, and art. (Nonfiction is currently closed.) Work forthcoming in a book, including excerpts, is acceptable, as long as it appears in SAND before the book's publication date. We ask for worldwide First Serial Rights. (Rights revert to you after publication.) UPDATE: Due to the incredible response from submitters, fiction has reached its submissions limit and is currently closed. 

 • Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please inform us as soon as possible if the work has been accepted elsewhere. We also accept multiple submissions as long as they are in separate categories

 • Please allow six months for a response before sending an inquiry. 

 • We will never charge you fees for submitting. (Donations and subscriptions are of course appreciated, and help us stay weird and independent.)

 • Thanks to a grant from the Berlin Senate, we are now able to pay our contributors. We also send all contributors a free copy of SAND and promise faithful promotion of your writing/art for as long as we both shall live. 

SAND Journal