Sad Girl Review is a contemporary art and lit magazine established in 2018. We’re publishing online only at the moment, typically twice per year.

We strive to showcase and celebrate the best in girly, melancholy material. We are fascinated by all things feminine and any lesser known or hidden stories. We are interested in challenging ideas about art: memes, emojis, new media, digital, conceptual work, and more. We are supportive of emotional explorations.

We are also aware that it is complicated to define words such as ‘woman’ or ‘feminine’ or ‘art’. Things are complicated and so are we. We allow our contributors to define for themselves what these ideas can mean, and we try to support various outlooks within every issue. Sad Girl Review is for people of all genders to share “girly” work, whatever that might mean to each individual contributor. 


Founder & Editor — Amber ♥

Amber is a conceptual artist from Nanaimo, BC. She holds an MFA in Art from the University of Lethbridge and a BA in Visual Art and Creative Writing from Vancouver Island University. She earned Nanaimo Art Gallery’s Student Achievement Award and the VIU Visual Art Major Award of Excellence in 2018. Her work is available for viewing at


Territory Acknowledgement

We must acknowledge the history and legacy of colonialism because we are a publication situated on the land currently referred to as Canada. We aim to take our biases into account and be responsible with our words and intentions.

Sad Girl Review has been produced on the traditional territories of the Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfoot / Niitsítapi ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ), Tsuu T’ina, Métis, Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux), Ktunaxa, and Snuneymuxw peoples. Sad Girl Review supports an Indigenous led cause each issue with a financial donation.