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Sandhill Review

The Sandhill Review, founded by Professors Kurt Wilt and Thomas Abrams, contains original art, poetry, prose, and drama.  Saint Leo students, faculty, and staff are invited to submit their original work for consideration to this publication.  (scroll down this page to view issues available online)

Sandhill Review - Online Issues

Older (paper) Issues of the Sandhill Review are housed in the Cannon Memorial Library at Saint Leo University.  To request an excerpt from one, please fill out the:     InterLibrary Loan Form

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For the upcoming 2024 issue, from the editor...

Sandhill Review calls for submissions of creative writing, art, photography

The editors of Sandhill Review, Saint Leo’s annual literary and visual arts magazine, invite community members to submit works for the 2023-2024 issue. The theme will be “Tradition.”

Famed French philosopher Jean Jaures said, “Tradition does not mean to look after the ash, but to keep the flame alive.” How have traditions influenced you?  Do they elicit positive or negative memories? How do the traditions you follow impact your view of the world?

Your work could explore a cultural, regional, or religious tradition. Interpret the theme as broadly as you wish. The deciding factors for publication will be artistic originality, craftsmanship, and excellence. Send us your best works!

Categories of work open to consideration are:

  • Poetry, two to four works allowed in Times New Roman, 12-point font.
  • Fiction and nonfiction, (up to 750 words each).
  • Art or photography, vertical orientation, and two to four works allowed, at least 300 dpi (dots per inch).

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 20, 2023, and acceptances are notified in February 2024.

The review uses a submissions management program. Please take care to follow these guidelines, as work that does not adhere to submission guidelines will not be considered for publication:

  • Do not include your name anywhere on the actual submission.
  • Submissions are open only to those affiliated with Saint Leo University, which means students, faculty, staff, alumni, and participants of the Sandhill Writers Retreat.
  • Upload submissions to:

The publication date will be announced in future Saint Leo News communications.

Questions may be directed to the editor-in-chief at

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Watch authors read their work from the 2011 Volume 12 Sandhill Review

Lightning Key Review

Lightning Key Review: Purely online literary magazine founded by Professors Kurt Wilt & Patrick Crerand. 

As of 2022, this online publication has been discontinued, but some archived issues may be found on the following link with LIMITED content > Internet Archive.  


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