West Trade Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Luke Johnson, Despy Boutris, Robert Wood Lynn, Megan Merchant, Thea Matthews, Anthony DiPietro, David Obuchowski, Seth Clabough, Jonathan Lindberg, Jessica Denzer, Maria Alvarez, Les Brady, Spike Wong
Online, Print
Reading Periods: 
Apr 1 to Aug 1
Aug 15 to Dec 15
Jan 15 to Mar 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
1 print, 3 online
Issue Price: 
2,500 to 5,000

Editorial Focus

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 risk something 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. Have a question abour our journal? Don’t hesitate to ask.

Contact Information

Ken Harmon, Editor
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Last updated: Mar 21, 2024