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, or English works accompanied by a translation into another language. We often present the translations side by side in order to highlight the similarities and differences of language and interpretation. 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 also include the original author's name and brief biography in the category marked "Name & Brief Biography."
At this time, we are unable to offer an honorarium for works published in SAND.
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