Our reading period is currently closed. The submission period will reopen on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. 

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: aharri31@augusta.edu.


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Contributors should include only one monologue or play per submission. There is no limit to the number of submissions per contributor; however, please only send us your best work.

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.
Cover letters are also unnecessary, as all submissions are read blind (i.e., anonymously). Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification. 
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Contributors should include only one poem per submission. There is no limit to the number of submissions per contributor; however, please only send us your best work.

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. 

Do not include any identification or contact information on your manuscript, or in the file name. 
Cover letters are also unnecessary, as all submissions are read blind (i.e., anonymously). Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification. 

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Contributors should include only one short story per submission. There is no limit to the number of submissions per contributor; however, please only send us your best work.

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. 
Cover letters are also unnecessary, as all submissions are read blind (i.e., anonymously). Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification. 

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Contributors should include only one essay per submission. There is no limit to the number of submissions per contributor; however, please only send us your best work.

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. 
Cover letters are also unnecessary, as all submissions are read blind (i.e., anonymously). Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification. 

Ends on 12/31/2016

Contributors should include only one piece of art (any medium) per submission. There is no limit to the number of submissions per contributor; however, please only send us your best work.

The acceptable file type is TIFF (at least 300 resolution, sized at 1024 height and 820 width).

Do not include any identification or contact information on your artwork, or in the file name. Cover letters are also unnecessary, as all submissions are read blind (i.e., anonymously). Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in disqualification.