SAND is open for submissions until 1 September 2020.
SAND is now open for submissions for our 22nd issue until 1 September. Thanks to the fantastic response to our call, we have now reached our cap on fiction and flash fiction submissions, but we are still open for poetry (including translations) and visual art.
We’re looking for writing and art that subverts, work that pushes against the boundaries of form, message, and voice in ways that we will feel, physically, in our bodies. We want work that haunts us with its soul, edge, and truth. Show us that fresh can be slow, sensitive can be rough, bold can be quiet.
“Archaeology of Water and Air”
This issue marks ten years of SAND and ushers in our “year of archaeology” with new discoveries and excavated favourites from the past decade.
You can watch selected performances and animations of the issue’s work on our YouTube channel, along with the full replay of our 10th anniversary issue launch festival.
Cover: Morgan Stokes, “Nude Woman I” (detail), 2020
Design by Dimitris Gkikas
SAND #21 Trailer
At the internationales literaturfestival berlin in 2019, the versatile novelist talked about his transnational life and his transplanetary work, from aliens to alienation.
A prose poem series by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho responding to images of the Hong Kong protests by local independent photojournalists.
Irenosen Okojie on writing, diversity in publishing, and her new short story collection Speak Gigantular.
Ahead of the issue’s launch, we asked a selection of SAND #20 contributors from around the world about the controversial literary works that have influenced their writing and art.
Elizabeth Metzger Sampson is Executive Director of the Chicago Poetry Center. Guest contributor Emily Bieniek interviewed her about translation, Arabic, her Franco-German roots, and literary education.