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 Faculty Editor June Sylvester Saraceno and the Advisory Editor.
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.
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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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Interview with Melissa Matthewson
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Book Review: Charles Leerhsen's Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw
2020 Nonfiction $28; 320 Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9781501117480 Charles Leerhsen's Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw by Scott Bradfield This charming, unpretentious biography of Butch Cassidy’s life shows that at least several events in the charming, unpretentious 1969 film (scripted by the great William Goldman) were fairly accurate. For example, Butch was reportedly charismatic, blue-eyed and handsome, if not exactly in a Paul Newman-ish sort of way; . . READ MORE
Interview with J. Scott Price - Brian Turner Prize Winner Finalist
J. Scott Price is a finalist for the Brian Turner Literary Arts Prize in the Spoken Word category. Hannah Harris: Why do you write? J. Scott Price: It would be too cliché to say, “Because I have to,” because I don’t. I spent a great deal of time not embracing my embryonic writer, and successfully not writing, so I know for a fact my life would go on without writing. For the vast majority . . READ MORE
Interview with Anna Weaver - Brian Turner Prize Winner Finalist
Anna Weaver was a finalist for the Turner Prize in the Spoken Word category. Her poem can be found in the 2017 issue of the Sierra Nevada Review. Hannah Harris: Why do you write? Anna Weaver: Because when I think have something to say, I enjoy the work of finding what feels like a true way of saying it. Because diction and grammar and punctuation and etymology and tropes and forms are my . . READ MORE