Sand Hills, Augusta University's premiere literary magazine, is committed to publishing the highest quality of creative writing and visual art in print every Spring. Housed in the heart of the American south, Sand Hills has been keeping the written word and independent voices alive since 1973.

Sand Hills brings together new and established voices from diverse backgrounds. We are looking for works that celebrate different perspectives, we want writers to submit their truths, their fictions — to share their humanity.

General Guidelines: We seek to publish the best drama, poetry, prose (creative nonfiction and fiction), and visual art created by individuals currently residing in the U.S. All general submissions are read blind by the Sand Hills staff.

National and Student Prize Contests: Please see the specific contest guidelines below and on our website. Our national contest is judged by eminent contemporary writers, and our student contest is judged by the staff. 

While we do accept simultaneous submissions, we do not accept previously published work (including self-published material in print or online). If your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your work from Sand Hills as soon as possible.

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

For questions about the magazine, email sandhillsmagazine@augusta.edu.

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Please submit one short  story up to 5,000 words in length.

All work must be typed  (preferably in 12 point, Times New Roman), double-spaced, and  paginated. Include the title of your work and the total word count on  your manuscript.

All entrants will receive a free copy of the upcoming issue.

 

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Please include only three poems per submission. 

All work must be typed (preferably in 12 point, Times New Roman), and single-spaced (not  including stanza breaks). Include the title of your work on your  manuscript. 

All entrants will receive a free copy of the upcoming issue.

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Contributors should include only one short story per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period.

Each short  story may be up to 5,000 words in length. All work must be typed  (preferably in 12 point, Times New Roman), double-spaced, and  paginated. Include the title of your work and the total word count on  your manuscript.
Do not include any identification or contact information on your manuscript, or in the file name. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification. 



Contributors should include only one essay per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period.

Each essay may be up to 4,000 words in length. All work must be typed (preferably in 12 point, Times New Roman), double-spaced, and paginated. Include the title of your work and the total word count on your manuscript. 

Do not include any identification or contact information on your manuscript, or in the file name. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification. 

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$3.00

Contributors should include only three poems per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period.

All work must be typed  (preferably in 12 point, Times New Roman), and single-spaced (not  including stanza breaks). Include the title of your work on your  manuscript. The title of your submission must include individual poem titles.


Do not include any identification or contact information on your manuscript, or in the file name. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification. 



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Contributors may include three pieces of art (any medium) per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period.

The acceptable file types are PNG, PDF, or TIFF (at least 300dpi resolution).

Do not include any identification or contact information on your artwork, or in the file name. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification.  




Contributors should include only one short story per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period.

Each short  story may be up to 5,000 words in length. All work must be typed  (preferably in 12 point, Times New Roman), double-spaced, and  paginated. Include the title of your work and the total word count on  your manuscript.
Do not include any identification or contact information on your manuscript, or in the file name. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification. 



Contributors should include only one essay per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period.

Each essay may  be up to 5,000 words in length. All work must be typed (preferably in  12 point, Times New Roman), double-spaced, and paginated. Include the  title of your work and the total word count on your manuscript. 

Do not include any identification or contact information on your manuscript, or in the file name. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification.



Contributors should include only three poems per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period.

All work must be typed  (preferably in 12 point, Times New Roman), and single-spaced (not  including stanza breaks). Include the title of your work on your  manuscript. The title of your submission must include individual poem titles.

Do not include any identification or contact information on your manuscript, or in the file name. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification. 



Contributors may include three pieces of art (any medium) per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period. 

The acceptable file types are GIF and TIFF (at least 300 resolution).

Do not include any identification or contact information on your artwork, or in the file name. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification.  




Thank you for your interest in Sand Hills, Augusta University's literary magazine since 1973. Your purchase of our current issue helps support our operations costs.

Thank you for your interest in and support of Sand Hills, Augusta University's magazine since 1973. All of our back issues are currently sold out, although we do have some copies left of the 2014 and 2019 issues. Your purchase of a sample issue helps support our operations costs.

Sand Hills Literary Magazine