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 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.

Order Issues

Current issues of the Sierra Nevada Review are available for $10.00, back issues for $5.00.
Purchase the Review Online
or send a check or money order to The Sierra Nevada College Review, 999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451-9500. Free shipping to U.S. addresses; for shipping outside the U.S. contact jsaraceno@sierranevada.edu.

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


Book Review: Sheila Hamilton's All the Things We Never Knew

03.05.2018

  2015 Memoir $13.99; 312 pages Seal Press ISBN: 978-58005-584-0       Weaving a Narrative Case for Early Detection: Sheila Hamilton’s All the Things We Never Knew: Chasing the Chaos of Mental Illness  by Lisa Peterson “It is my hope that my experience might serve as a cautionary tale for other people who are concerned about a loved one’s mental health.” – Sheila Hamilton Radio and TV producer, reporter, anchor, and host, Sheila Hamilton, . . READ MORE


Book Review: Jill Talbot's The Way We Weren't

03.02.2018

  2015 Nonfiction $15.95; 304 pages Soft Skull Press ISBN: 978-1593766153       Competing Histories of Shame: Jill Talbot on Family and Loss in The Way We Weren’t by Michael Fischer The mother stands at a window, staring out at the rehab center parking lot like a lonely, cooped up pet, waiting for her daughter. The daughter thinks she’s visiting her mother at “special school,” one where even the teachers don’t get to go . . READ MORE


Interview with Courtney Harler

02.28.2018

I asked SNR contributor and MFA grad Courtney Harler about her writing, and found myself immersed in a discussion about the seemingly endless duality writers experience between the outside world and the worlds we contain within. Wendy Hill: First off, congratulations on your recent Pushcart nomination for “Wild Turkeys,” which appeared in The Vignette Review. You recently completed your MFA in fiction and accepted a position with Chicago Literati. Can you talk a bit about your path as a . . READ MORE


Book Review: Kevin Hazzard’s A Thousand Naked Strangers

02.11.2018

  2016 Non-Fiction $16; 261 pages Scribner ISBN: 978-1-5011-1086-3       Ten years on an ambulance in Kevin Hazzard’s A Thousand Naked Strangers by Clare Frank The blood-red cartoon ambulance catches my eye. As do the words NAKED and PARAMEDIC. This looks like my kind of book. I was a firefighter for nearly thirty years before I began writing. One of my challenges is finding balance—conveying witnessed trauma with enough grit to honor reality, . . READ MORE

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