WEST TRADE REVIEW


GENERAL SUBMISSIONS:

Are you a writer or artist that wants to be published and recognized? West Trade Review wants to hear from you! We are looking for original and unpublished works of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry by both new and established writers/artists.  We also accept novel excerpt submissions.  

A writer bio is required with each submission. 

Please submit your work to the appropriate genre folder and follow all established guidelines found on our website:

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We look forward to reviewing your work.  


Our reading period is April 1 through August 1 & August 15 through December 15.  Some genres, however, could close early if submission caps are reached prior to the end of a reading period.


Submit only once per reading period.


While we always offer free submissions, you may also choose to receive a quick decision about your work for $7, and may also receive a quick decision about your work along with personalized feedback from the editors for $15.   The response time for both fee related options is approximately 2 weeks.



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West Trade Review seeks poems that somehow engage with the intersection of social identity and place/environment/nature. Specifically, we'd like to read poems that explore the relationship between place/environment/nature and gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, disability, and/or social class.  


Poets are encouraged to "go into yourself. Search for the reason that bids you write," as Rilke urged.  Simply creatively explore these ideas and intersectional spaces to find what emerges.


We are excited for you to reveal to us what you find there.  Send us your best poems.




NOTE: Submissions which do not meet the following guidelines will not be considered:

  • In your cover letter, explain how your poem(s) engage with the intersection of social identity (gender, race, ethnicity, sexual identity, disability, and/or social class) and nature/environment/place and please mention your social media handles (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).  If you have a website dedicated to your writing, please include the link in your letter as well.
  • All submissions must be previously unpublished and are limited to five poems per reading period and must be accompanied by a cover letter and a biography of no more than 150 words. Work submitted without a biography will not be considered.
  • Include a clear title for each poem.
  • Submit poems as one reading packet and place what you consider your stronger work at the front of the group.
  • Enter the title of each poem as your packet's submission title.
  • Work must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file. 



Submit only once per reading period.  


While we always offer free submissions, you may also choose to receive a quick decision about your work for $7, and may also receive a quick decision about your work along with personalized feedback from the editors for $15.   The response time for both fee related options is approximately 2 weeks.


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