Sand Hills Literary Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Our reading period is currently open until February 15, 2017.

Since 1973, Sand Hills has been committed to publishing the highest quality of student creative writing and visual art—including work by award-winning authors Louise Shivers and Judith Ortiz Cofer. More recently, our contributors have also published in The Oxford AmericanSeventeen, and Playboy. Named for a 19th century rural Augusta suburb, where the Summerville campus of Augusta University now stands, Sand Hills has a tradition of honoring and preserving history and place through art, as well as to breaking new ground. As Blaney Prigden wrote in his preface to the first issue, “our title [. . .] alludes to a place of transition between related areas.” 

General Guidelines: We seek to publish the best drama, poetry, prose (creative nonfiction and fiction), and visual art produced by current Augusta University students (graduate and undergraduate), and alumni. While we do accept simultaneous submissions, we do not accept previously published work (including self-published material) at this time. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your work from Sand Hills as soon as possible. 

Genre-specific submission guidelines and forms are available below. Failure to adhere to the guidelines may result in disqualification.   

All submissions are read blind by the Sand Hills staff (students enrolled in Literary Editing and Publishing). A $200 prize, selected by outside judges, will be awarded in each of the following categories: poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and visual artwork.

For questions about the magazine, or to join our staff, please email Anna Harris, Literature Faculty Advisor: