From the Editor

The Sonder Review is a biannual publication of short fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art. We also accept book reviews and author interviews for publication on our blog. Our magazine lives both online and in print and is based in Upstate, New York. We believe in language. Words raw and shuddering and unabashed. Prose which is spare and piercing, delicately and deliberately crafted. We believe in storytelling that is innovative and daring, precise and oddly angled. Writing which shows us the bizarre but also, always, the resounding throb of humanity.

We believe incredibly strongly in our authors and take immense pride in bringing their vision to fruition. We also do our best to promote their voices and nominate their work for applicable awards and prizes.

Submissions are currently open. We look forward to reviewing your work!


We publish works of short fiction and creative nonfiction up to 5000 words, and visual art. We also accept book reviews and author interviews for publication on our blog.

We want more than a simple narrative, more than recounting of events; we want prose which provokes and stirs us, which forces us to pause and take note. Pieces delicately and thoughtfully constructed. We are looking for language driven writing crafted with a precise hand; lines so lovely we find ourselves saying them aloud. Give us language to unpackage, deft words and ringing voices. We want the everyday events, the quiet moments: the profound pulse of human experience. We want the peculiar, the off-angles and edges; the distinctive writing and unique voices which drive us.


Editors Name Elena Stiehler
Print publication? Yes
Circulation Less than 1000
Do you take online submissions? Yes
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Approx. Response Time? Less than 3 months
How often do you publish? Biannually
Year Founded? 2014
Do you pay? Contributor Copies


Mailing Address:
Email thesonderreview[at]