About the Journal

The Sandy River Review is a literary journal broken into two parts: an annual print issue and The River, a regularly updating stream of online content. The Sandy River Review is printed once every Spring. Our print issue is edited by creative writing undergraduates at The University of Maine Farmington and overseen by the poetry press Alice James Books. The River is our constantly updating online content, and is also run by student editors in regular conversation with the print editors. The website is overseen by faculty sponsor Shana Youngdahl.

The River is a representation of the Sandy River itself, which runs alongside the university and what inspired the name of the journal. It is a constantly flowing, ebbing and surging, body of content filled with contemporary work.

The journal is located in the Alice James Books House Intern Loft on the University of Maine at Farmington campus.

Please see our Submissions page for more details.

The Sandy is generously funded by the UMF Humanities Departments and supported by the UMF Writers’ Guild, Alice James Books, and the BFA Creative Writing Program.