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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.

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.

Order Issues

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.

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Submissions

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.

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From the Blog


DIY POETRY SCENE- Part II

22.04.2016

Part Two: An Interview with Allyson Dwyer Check out the conversation I had with local playwright and poet, Allyson Dwyer!  Hailing from Matawan, NJ, Allyson talks to me about what it is like being a writer in an up and coming scene as well as what Beatles album she feels her writing most embodies.  Allyson is a frequent open mic reader and a featured poet at both Damian Rucci's Poetry in the Port and Cord Moreski's Words on Main, the . . READ MORE


Writing Scared

15.04.2016

by Brandon Dudley Something I learned very early in the Sierra Nevada College MFA program, thanks to my mentor Alan Heathcock, was how helpful fear can be in the writing process. According to Al, he knows he’s doing something right when he’s nervous hitting the submit button on the work. That’s something I’ve tried to remember every time I send out a story. Fear, at its best, means the writer is tackling something close to . . READ MORE


DIY POETRY SCENE - Part I

08.04.2016

Part One: So You Want to Start Your Own Poetry Collective? ONE OF THE perks of being in a low-residency MFA program for an aspiring poet is that she belongs to a community of writers. The low-residency program at Sierra Nevada College is undoubtedly a sanctuary for me, an aspiring poet in said MFA program, and provides not only useful tools for my studies but also allows me to enter an intense program surrounded with . . READ MORE


Hello From the Other Side: Some Editorial Observations

01.04.2016

by Brandon Dudley As a writer, the submissions process feels a lot like feeding a picky toddler. You offer them the best meal you could possibly make, a meal that includes so much of what they love that there’s no way the child could turn down. But they just spit it right back at you. And you don’t know why. You never know, because they barely speak to you. Once in a while, you might . . READ MORE

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