Sand Hills, Augusta University's premiere little magazine, has been committed to publishing the highest quality of creative writing and visual art since 1973. Formerly a student-only publication, Sand Hills has featured work by award-winning authors and alumnae Louise Shivers and Judith Ortiz Cofer. More recently, our contributors have also published in The Oxford American, Seventeen, 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 created by individuals currently residing in the U.S. We also have an ongoing interest in and commitment to publishing work by Augusta University students.

While we do accept simultaneous submissions, we do not accept previously published work (including self-published material in print or online) at this time. 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.   

All submissions are read blind by the Sand Hills staff (Augusta University students). In the spring, we read for our online fall issue. In the fall, we read for our print spring issue. Our $200 prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories for our spring issue: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual artwork.

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

Thank you for your interest in and support of Sand Hills, Augusta University's little magazine since 1973. Your purchase of a sample issue helps support our operations costs. Purchase of a sample issue means that you will receive a hard copy of the magazine published between 2013 and 2017.
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Thank you for your interest in and support of Sand Hills, Augusta University's little magazine since 1973. Your purchase of our current issue helps support our operations costs. 

Contributors: Linda Pressman, Camille Graves, Anna Sanders, Brandyce Ingram, Morgan Lamberson Newman, David Desjardins, Ray Morrison, Mark Brazaitis, Nick Garrett, Lea Pounds, Khanh Ha, Jan Ball, Megan Scureman, Deborah Banta, Sherry Rind, Jessica Lindberg, Kiana Williams, Marina Monica, Kirsten Ogden, S.A. Volz, Kevin McDaniel, Tobi Alfier, Molly Moltzen, Connor Owen, Abigalis Mejia-Saladin, Carmen Moses, James Griffin, Mighty Xee, Hayley Haddad, Chris Boyko, Clio Zadaigh, Cezann Cawthon

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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.


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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Contributors should include only one monologue or play per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period.

Each dramatic piece may be up to 3,000 words in length. All work must utilize standard format for the genre. 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 monologue or play per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period.

Each dramatic piece may be up to 3,000 words in length. All work must utilize standard format for the genre. 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.

Ends on December 31, 2018$3.00
$3.00

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 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. 



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 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. 



Ends on December 31, 2018$3.00
$3.00

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

Each  poem may be up to 36 lines in length. 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 should include only three poems per submission. Please only send us one submission per reading period.

Each  poem may be up to 36 lines in length. 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. 



Ends on December 31, 2018$3.00
$3.00

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.  




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.  




Sand Hills Literary Magazine