About SHR

Sixteen volumes of excellent art, poetry and fiction.


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Over a decade ago, a poet and a writer, both of whom worked at Stanford doing other things, formed The Sand Hill Review. Their goal was to champion up-and-coming writers and help them boost their publishing credits.

Marty F. Sorensen and Janice Dabney had no idea how successful SHR would become. For more info, visit the SHR history page.




Our Team

Martin F. Sorensen, Publisher and Editor

Marty F. Sorenson, editor of The Sand Hill Review

Marty Sorensen is the co-founder along with Janice Dabney of the Sand Hill Review (so named because of the location of SLAC where they both worked at the time). Marty is also the co-founder with Tory Hartmann of The Sand Hill Review Press (SHRP). He is the editor of The Best of Sand Hill Review, soon to be published by SHRP. This year SHRP will also publish Marty’s novel Window on Pike Place. Currently he is working on the novel Julia. He has a Ph.L. from the Higher Institute of Philosophy of L’Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. His thesis, F.H. Bradley: Hegelian or Kantian? is available on Amazon. He lives in San José, California with his wife, Charleyne.

Wendy D. Walter, Editor

Wendy D. Walter, Editor

Wendy has written and illustrated two fantasy books in her series, Ambril's Tale. Originally an Interior Architect, Wendy is currently working on a Masters in Creative Writing at Notre Dame de Namur University. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband, daughters, cat, and ball-obsessed border collie. For more about Wendy: wendydwalter.com. She designed The Sand Hill Review website.

Janice Dabney, Poetry Editor

Janice Dabney, Poetry Editor

Janice is a native Californian who is enjoying retirement in Mountain View with her partner Lorraine. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and Dutch Poet Press recently published her book entitled The Comfort of Potatoes. She enjoys the chance to interact with other poets in her capacity as The Sand Hill Review Poetry Editor, a role she has held since the inaugural issue.



Joyce Savre, Art Editor

Joyce Savre, Art Editor

I came to painting by way of poetry. In the process of writing and editing poems I became so absorbed by language, I felt I needed to ground myself and picked up the brush. Everything I learned about the process of writing pertains also to painting and collage. Writing itself becomes the subject of the work in my “Handwriting” series. For more about Joyce and her work, joycesavreart.com.


Tina Gibson, Fiction Editor

Tina Gibson, Assistant Fiction Editor

Tina Gibson, author of One Page at a Time, wrote her first poem in 2010. She’s spent most of her career in the banking industry, but has also enjoyed practicing Martial Arts. She is currently a member of the California Writers Club and is working on publishing her new children’s book. mastersstreetpress.wordpress.com


Jean Morrow, Assistant Fiction Editor

Jean Morrow returned to writing after a career in the technical and financial services industries. She has been a Pushcart nominee and is currently writing her third novel, a mystery set in Hawaii.


Interested in Submitting your Work?

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For submission guidelines and dates check our submissions page.