West Trade Review

See writers who are published in this journal
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
Online, Print
Reading Periods: 
Apr 1 to Aug 1
Aug 15 to Dec 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous 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: 
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. 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.

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

Contact Information

Ken Harmon, Editor
801 West Trade St.
Please note: The information provided in this database is provided by the publishers listed in it.
Last updated: Aug 25, 2022