As SAND opens submissions for its 22nd issue, 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.
SAND is a nonprofit journal of literature and art made by a diverse international team in Berlin. We welcome writers and artists from a range of perspectives to submit, including those who are women, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, people of color, working class, and/or geographically underrepresented.
SAND is currently open to submissions of visual art and poetry, including translations. (Creative nonfiction is currently closed, and we have now reached our cap for fiction/flash fiction submissions.) Submissions are open from July 29 to September 1, 2020.
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 pay contributors, too, and will continue to do so for as long as our funding will allow us to.
The best way to get to know the type of work that we publish is by reading digital or print issues of SAND or checking out editor interviews and performances of work we’ve published on SAND’s YouTube channel. More information on our style and approach can be found in these editorial interviews and articles:
- Our editors answer readers’ questions (video)
- Our poetry style (video for Lyrikmarkt 2020)
- Our fiction style (article at Aerogramme)
- Our visual art style (article)
- Our commitment to diversity (interview with Lambda Literary)
We look forward to reading your best work in the submissions pile! Please submit here after reading our submissions guidelines