SAND 24 Submissions Open December 20, 2021 – January 10, 2022

For SAND’s 24th issue, we’re looking for art, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and translated work 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. 

SAND is a nonprofit journal of literature and art made by a diverse, international team in Berlin. We welcome both emerging and established talents to submit, and we have long been devoted to amplifying the voices of writers and artists who are women, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, working class, neurodiverse, international, and/or geographically underrepresented.

SAND is open to submissions of visual art, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, flash nonfiction, and translations from December 20 to January 10, 2021. Fiction, creative nonfiction, flash, and poetry will close once submissions caps are reached, so submit to these genres early since they could close well before January 10

Most of us editors are also writers and artists, and we know how it goes. That’s why we consider every submission, why we welcome emerging writers and artists, and why we will never charge you fees for submitting. (Donations and subscriptions are of course appreciated, and help us stay weird and independent.) We also pay contributors semi-professional rates.

The best way to get to know if your work is a fit for SAND is by reading SAND, by reading editor interviews, by checking out editor interviews and performances of pieces from past issues on SAND’s YouTube channel, and by visiting our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages. 

More information on our style and approach can be found in these editorial interviews and articles:

We look forward to reading your best work in the submissions pile! Please submit on our Submittable page after reading and following our submissions guidelines: