Submissions to SAND are currently closed and will reopen on 15 November
We are looking for writing and art that catches us by surprise.
We’re particularly interested in work by women, people from the
LGBTQ+ community, people of color, and people from
You can read more about SAND on the About page, but the best
way to find out what we like is to read an issue of our journal. Our
“Get a Copy” page includes all your options for acquiring one.
The quickest is to purchase a PDF, which you can read
You can also read about what we look for in submissions at
Aerogramme, Lambda Literary, Duotrope, and Lettrétage.
We’re always excited about new submissions, so don't be shy –
send us your best work!
Submissions are open twice per year:
1 May – 6 July 2019
15 November 2019 – 5 January 2020
What kind of submissions does SAND accept?
We accept previously unpublished short stories, poetry, flash
fiction, translations, photography, drawing,
painting, printmaking, sculpture, video stills, and other forms of
Does SAND accept simultaneous or multiple submissions?
Yes, we accept simultaneous submissions as long as writers
inform us as soon as possible if the work has been accepted
elsewhere. We also accept multiple submissions as long as they
are in separate categories. Please allow up to 6 months for a
response before sending an inquiry.
GUIDELINES FOR CATEGORIES
Please send no more than 5 pages of poetry.
Word count for short stories, essays, and other prose should total
under 5,000 words. Unless you’re writing flash fiction or very, very
short stories, please only submit one piece.
Please note that our collaborative editing process, especially for
prose, is more thorough than at some other journals. This is
always in conversation with the author, who naturally always has
the final say.
A detailed overview of our requirements is available here.
We accept non-English works which are accompanied by a
translation into English. We often present a translated poem
alongside the original to highlight the similarities and differences
of language and interpretation. (For reasons of space, we tend to
publish translated short stories or essays in English only.)
Permission must be granted for publication in SAND from both
the author and the translator and, if necessary, the author’s