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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.
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 University Review, 999 Tahoe Blvd., Incline Village, NV 89451-9500. Free shipping to U.S. addresses; for shipping outside the U.S. contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
Interview with Pamela Hart
SNR Managing Editor Hannah Harris recently chatted with poet Pamela Hart over email about how you know when a piece of writing is finished, why she writes, and what inspires her. . . READ MORE
Book Review: Val Brelinski’s The Girl Who Slept with God
2017 Fiction $16; 368 Penguin Books ISBN: 978-0-14-310943-3 Val Brelinski’s The Girl Who Slept with God by: Rebecca Evans The Girl Who Slept with God, by Val Brelinski, is both a tragic and coming of age memoir infused with elegant writing of religion, hardship, and courage. Grace Quanbeck, at seventeen, has just returned from a mission trip in Mexico and is pregnant. Her father, Dr. Quanbeck, a Havard-educated astronomer, reacts and . . READ MORE
Interview with Jake Young
For Poet Jake Young, it is the pita drizzled with olive oil and za’atar in a Druz Village, clusters of Pinot grapes falling off the vine in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and the sweetness of diseased fruit that reveals culture and its inherent connection to the land, and to one another. Between teaching, writing, working on a PhD degree, and serving tables on the weekends, soon-to-be Dr. Young found the time to connect with SNR contributor . . READ MORE