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.

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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 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.

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: Rachel Roupp, June Klement, Cris Harris, Jasmon Hulse, David Dixon, M.S. Coe, Emerson Kelly, Khal Torabully, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Ernest Slyman, Elizabeth Aslakson, Sara M.C. Baugh, Megan Parkman, William Cordeiro, Jose Luis Oseguera, Hannah Yoest, Edgar Miles, Steve Meador, Avery Kester, Olivia Pridemore, Trevis Riddley, Ryan Harper, Fabian Gonzalez Gonzalez, Chris Ali, Will Doreski, Allison Chestnut, Katherine Jester, Kyle Selley, John Walser, Christopher Quinn, Cortney Cameron. 

Sand Hills Literary Magazine