Call for Submissions: ‘Sands & Coral’ Literary Journal

Call for Submissions: ‘Sands & Coral’ Literary Journal

Sands & Coral, Silliman University’s historic literary journal, is now accepting submissions for its 2015-2016 issue. 

S&C is open to all persons currently enrolled in or once affiliated with Silliman University, as well as former fellows and panelists of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop. Sillimanian students are strongly encouraged to submit works. 

The folio accepts works of fiction (short stories/excerpts from a novel-in-progress), poetry, creative nonfiction, graphic narratives (comics), artwork, and photos.

Prose submissions (fiction and creative nonfiction) should be between 1,000-4,000 words. Submissions should have a 1” margin on all sides, encoded in Times New Roman, Book Antiqua, Georgia, or Garamond, 1.5-spaced, and have a 12-point font size. ONLY ONE STORY/CNF PER APPLICANT IS ALLOWED. (For non-student applicants, only unpublished stories/CNF will be considered.) Subject matter is free, unrestricted. 

Poetry submissions should come in a suite of 3-5 pieces. They should be written in the fonts and font-size specified above. (For non-student applicants, only unpublished poems will be considered.) Subject matter is free and unrestricted.

Graphic narrative submissions should be between 5-7 pages long, in black-and-white only. (For non-student applicants, only unpublished comics will be considered.) Subject matter is free and unrestricted. 

Art and photo submissions should be composed of 3-5 pieces, in black-and-white only. They should be submitted in .jpeg, with a resolution of not less than 300 dpi. 

All submissions should be attached to e-mail and sent to the Editors at this address: [email protected]. All applicants should also attach to the same e-mail a short biographical note, which must not exceed 350 words.

Deadline for all submissions is on 11:59 PM of 16 October 2015. Acceptance/rejection e-mails will be sent any time before the journal’s launch on 18 January 2016. Further inquiries should be sent to the same e-mail address posted above.

The editorial board, composed of editor-in-chief Veronica Vega, associate editor Michael Aaron Gomez, and general series editor Ian Rosales Casocot, look forward to your submissions. The literary journal is under the auspices of the Edilberto and Edith Tiempo Creative Writing Center and the Department of English and Literature.