The Sierra Nevada Review
The Sierra Nevada Review is an annual literary magazine published in May featuring poetry, short fiction, and literary nonfiction. Editors read manuscripts from September until mid-February. Response time may vary between several weeks and several months. The editorial staff changes on a yearly basis with the exception of the advisory editors, June Sylvester Saraceno and Laura Wetherington.
We publish writing that leans toward the unconventional, surprising, and risky. We appreciate experiments in form and content, and prefer works whose meanings deepen on repeated readings.
Current issues of the Sierra Nevada Review are available for $10.00, back issues for $5.00 post paid. to purchase online, or send a check or money order to The Sierra Nevada College Review, 999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451-9500.
Please send no more than five poems or five pages of poetry, whichever comes first. Fiction, literary nonfiction, or hybrid works should not exceed 4000 words.
The best way to get an idea of what sort of material we publish is to read the review and submit your work to us if we look like your kind of place – order information above.
Submissions are open between September 1st and February 15th. Please only send one submission per reading period. Additional submissions will not be considered.
Contributors receive two complimentary copies. Writers retain all rights.
From the Blog
Interview with Andrew Bertaina
The week that SNR contributor Andrew Bertaina spoke with Sierra Nevada Review, he had just found the holy grail: one of his flash fiction pieces had recently been published by Tin House, one of America's most prestigious literary journals. Bertaina spoke with one of SNR’s managing editors about this latest publishing success, his writing process, and his feelings on the future of the printed page. Michael Fischer: Walk me through the conception of “One Person . . READ MORE
An Interview with Wyl Villacres
I recently sat down with writer Wyl Villacres for a wide-ranging conversation about his work, his life, and why he’s sick of running into Irvine Welsh. Wyl Villacres is a bartender from Chicago. He's the author of the chapbook, Bottom of the Ninth (WhiskeyPaper 2015), and his stories have appeared in The Rumpus, McSweeney's, and Hobart Pulp, among others. Wyl was included in the 2014 Best of the Net anthology and was a notable selection . . READ MORE
DIY Poetry Scene - Part IV
I have a colorful chat with the the founder and inspirational muse of Poetry in the Port, Damian Rucci. Rucci, a "no-holds-barred" visceral poet, details his experience in creating a lasting and impactful poetry scene as well as some tips on starting your own readings! Poetry in the Port occurs on the first and third Thursday of every month at 7pm at Espresso Joe's in Keyport, NJ. Poetry in the Port is a showcase of local writers and poets. The . . READ MORE
DIY Poetry Scene - Part III
I sit down before an early spring Words on Main event to speak with the bi-weekly spoken word reading's founder, Cord Moreski. Morseski, a poet and a teacher, details what it is like to start your own poetry scene and helpful information if you are interested in starting your own! Words on Main occurs on the first and third Friday at 7pm at Dino's on Main in Asbury Park, NJ. Words on Main is a showcase . . READ MORE