Sand Hills, Augusta University’s literary magazine, is committed to publishing the highest quality 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 publish the best 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.

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.   

Fiction

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.

Creative Nonfiction

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. 

Poetry

Contributors should include up to 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. 

Visual Art

Contributors may include three pieces of visual 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).

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