West Trade Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Poets: Kirstin Allio, Despy Boutris, Dylan Krieger, Arisa White, Sonya Vatomsky, John Amen, Treasure Sheilds Redmond, Joanna Acevdeo, and Yvonee Nguyen; Fiction writers: David Obuchowski, Seth Clabough, and June Caldwell
Web, Print
Reading Period: 
Apr 1 to Dec 15
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
New authors make up 10% or less of each issue, but don't let that discourage you. We are interested in passionate new voices whose words and ideas hit us in the gut and leave us thinking about their work days after reading.
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Each Individual Issue = $10
Subscription Price: 
No subscription. Sell single issues only. http://www.westtradereview.com/subscription.html
Less than 1,000

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.  We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 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.

Have a question abour our journal?  Don't hesitate to ask.

Contact Information

Ken Harmon, Editor
801 West Trade St.
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Last updated: Apr 11, 2021