SAND Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Submissions open December 20, 2021 - January 10, 2022

••• UPDATE: Visual art submissions extended until January 17, 2022.

Poetry submissions extended until January 11, 2022. •••

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. 

The best way to get to know if your work is a fit for SAND is by attending craft and submissions webinars by our editors, by reading digital or print issues of SAND, by reading or watching editor interviews, and by watching performances of pieces we've published on SAND’s YouTube channel.

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

  • Submissions are open from December 20, 2021, to January 10, 2022. Submissions close at 11:00 p.m., Berlin time.
  • We accept previously unpublished poems, short stories, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, translations, and visual art.  
  • We are a no-fee, paying market. We pay semi-professional rates that vary according to our funding.
  • There is a submission cap on fiction, creative nonfiction, flash, and poetry submissions, and these categories might close before January 10, 2022. Be sure to submit to these categories early. UPDATE: Fiction submissions have reached their submission cap and are now closed. Check our social media channels for updates.
  • 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
  •  Please allow six months for a response before sending an inquiry. 


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