The Art & Literary Magazine of Pima Community College
What is SandScript?
SandScript is Pima Community College’s art and literary magazine. Published annually, the magazine includes a collection of prose, poetry and visual art by Pima students. SandScript is created and designed by West Campus students every spring semester, and has won numerous awards for excellence over the past twenty years on both the regional and national level.
The 2015 edition of SandScript was named National Winner and First Place Winner in the Southwestern Division of the Community College Humanities Association’s 2015 Literary Magazine Competition. This was the first year SandScript won first place at the national level.
Several students were also recognized for their work in 2015. In fiction, Daniel Kylma Bahman won first place for “Benny,” Patrick Cobb took first in visual art for “Cityscape” and Khrystle M. Chavez took third place for “Blue,” and for poetry, Mariana Ceja won third place for “Crossing Over.”
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If you’d like to download our guidelines and submission form, please use the links below… otherwise, read on!
2016 Submission Guidelines
SandScript is a student-only publication. We do not accept work from full or part time faculty, adjuncts, or full-time employees. Students who work part time for the college, or work-study students are welcomed to submit their work.
Submissions are limited to Pima Community College students who have attended classes during the summer/fall of 2015 and/or spring of 2016 (minimum of two units).
Submit no more than two works of fiction or non-fiction, up to six poems, and/or six visual art works. Submissions may be made in multiple genres, but a separate submission form/email must be submitted for each genre. You can split your submissions across fall and spring, but do not exceed the limits for the 2016 edition.
All works must be previously unpublished. Hard copies will not be returned.
Please read the following genre-specific guidelines carefully. Variation from submission guidelines may result in your work being ineligible for consideration.
VISUAL ART SUBMISSIONS:
Do NOT put your name anywhere on your submission. If your name is in the digital file name, it will be deleted. If you name appears on the manuscript, it will be deleted or recycled.
Fiction and non-fiction pieces must be typed, double-spaced, single-sided, in 12 pt. font, limited to 5,000 words, and identified by student number only.
For non-fiction, we are looking for essays and memoir that not only provide a unique perspective, but also illuminate the world in a way that transcends the personal.
For fiction, we are interested in stories that move beyond mere plot. Characters drive a great story much more than what happens and in what order. In addition, a good story has a theme, or a reason to exist. Why should a story be read? So we learn something about the world or ourselves.
Poetry must be typed, single-spaced, single-sided, in 12 pt. font. Do not place more than one poem per page and ensure it is identified by student number only.
Poetry demands a control of language. We seek poetry that abides by its own laws, and that demands to be read. Poetry must answer the “so what?” question. At the end of a poem, does the reader see the world differently? And while ambiguity is lovely, ambivalence means it doesn’t matter. Make your poems matter.
- HINT! For all prose submissions, please know that we do not want to alter your writings. If your writing is filled with usage errors, punctuation inconsistenciesand typos, it will likely not be published.
Finally, if you know of anyone who would like to give to a good cause, please encourage then to donate to SandScript. You can donate online by visiting the Pima Foundation page here. All monies go directly to student awards and our annual unveiling ceremony held each May.
Be sure to tell all your fellow writers and artists about the opportunity to be published in a national award-winning magazine!