West Trade Review strives to put forth the best contemporary poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction (memoir/personal essays) and publishes a mix of established and up-and-coming writers. It is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the editors want to hear from underrepresented voices of all types.
Tips From the Editor
We like works that are edgy and affect us intellectually and emotionally. We want poems , creative nonfiction (memoir/personal essays), and stories that make the reader think and feel, work that humbles us with its joy, humor, embarrassment, anger, hope, grief, or all of the above. We gravitate toward exquisitely crafted writing that has something important to teach us--something that readers really need to know, but might not have understood this was a need until the last word of the work. Quality of writing, style, and characterization are important to us.
Please don't send us poems that rhyme, slam-style works, or dogmatically religious pieces.
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