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 We are looking for original and unpublished works of fiction, poetry, photography, and artwork by both new and established writers/artists. Short plays may also be considered. A bio is required with each submission.

Please submit your work to the appropriate genre folder and follow all established guidelines for that genre.

We look forward to reviewing your work. 

Our reading period is April 1 through January 1.



Ends on January 2, 2017
  • Manuscripts are read between April 1 and January 1
  • All submissions must be previously unpublished and are limited to two entries and must be accompanied by a cover letter.
  • Submit up to 2  plays or drama excerpts of up to 5,000 words each
NOTE: Submissions which do not meet the following guidelines will not be considered.

NOTE: Submissions which do not meet the following guidelines will not be considered.
-a clear title of the work
-8.5" x 11" format, double-spaced
-name, address and telephone number should appear on each page of text
-a short biography (work submitted without a biography will not be considered)

Submission deadline for the spring edition is January 1, 2017.
Ends on January 2, 2017
  • Manuscripts are read between April 1 and January 1
  • All submissions must be previously unpublished and are limited to three entries and must be accompanied by a cover letter.

  • Submit up to 5 poems 
  • NOTE: Submissions which do not meet the following guidelines will not be considered.
-a clear title of the work
-8.5" x 11" format, double-spaced
-name, address and telephone number should appear on each page of text
-a short biography (work submitted without a biography will not be considered)

Submission deadline for the spring edition is January 1, 2017.
Ends on January 2, 2017
Manuscripts are read between April 1 and January 1

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

  • All submissions must be previously unpublished and are limited to three entries.
  • Submit  two stories of up to 5,000 words
- each work must be submitted as a Microsoft Word file.
- include a clear title of the work
-8.5" x 11" format, double-spaced
-name, address and telephone number should appear on each page of text
- include a short biography (work submitted without a biography will not be considered)
Submission deadline for the spring edition is January 1, 2017.