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SAND Literature and Art 150

About

Founded in 2009, SAND is a twice-annual journal of literature and art created by a passionate international team in Berlin. On and off the page, we aim to foster a community-led approach and break down barriers within the often-hierarchical and homogeneous publishing world by committing ourselves to inclusivity, collaboration, and mutual support while publishing work that is as diverse, experimental, international, and subversive as Berlin itself. Featuring work by established and emerging writers, translators, and artists from around the world, SAND seeks out fresh and underrepresented perspectives and has long amplified the voices of writers and artists who are LGBTQ+, BIPOC, women, nonbinary, disabled, working class, international, and/or geographically marginalized. SAND is all about work that subverts. We publish writing that takes risks, whether subtly or overtly, and are especially interested in work that pushes the boundaries of form, message, and voice in fresh and unpredictable ways. Fiction and poetry we've published has been anthologized in Best Small Fictions and has been shortlisted for Britain's Stack Awards. Poets and artists we've published have won national and international prizes.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

Germany Established in 2009

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 10 August 2022* (approx. 2 days from now). 4
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 10 August 2022* (approx. 2 days from now). 1
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 300 lines; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

Visual Art Open

Dates:
Open to visual art submissions through 10 August 2022* (approx. 2 days from now). 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Installation art, Other medium.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork Artwork5 - 10 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown payment Unknown payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
* We do not know the time and/or timezone, so we cannot be more precise. Submit early to avoid disappointment.

SAND Submission Statistics

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Dates

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2022
Last Checked: 11 Jul 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 20 Apr 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 10 May 2011

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