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.
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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.
Denise Duhamel | Typing Epithalamion
The bride adjusted the crystal topknot of her veil. She stared at the the Windsor knot of her groom’s tie as the hypnotist tied their knot. The bride vowed Bill Knot was in love with Naomi (in his poems). The groom vowed Don Knotts was in love with Mary Lou (in Mayberry) and later Ladyfish (in The Incredible Mr. Limpet). They promised to honor each other in the same topnotch way, notwithstanding the stomach knots, the knotty logic, and whatnot. They blubbered until their nostrils cried snot, Their shared fondness of Knott’s Berry Farm jam brought them here, to the slipknot of ever-after, to their knotty pine rumpus room of monotony.