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 We are looking for original and unpublished works of fiction, poetry, photography, and artwork by both new and established writers/artists.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, 2018
Submissions for original artwork are limited to 5 entries and must be accompanied by a cover letter. Two- and three-dimensional artwork is acceptable, including photography, painting, drawing, prints, sculptures and textiles.

Each artwork submission should be emailed as a high resolution .jpeg file and must include:

-the artist's name, mailing address, and telephone number
-title of the work
-medium/format
-a short biography
-artistic statement of purpose that includes a description of the work, what prompted the piece and the themes explored.

Art submissions must be received by January 1, 2016 to be considered for our spring issue.
All entries are judged by the editorial board. West Trade Review reserves all publication rights for each issue's design and content, as well as for first North American publishing rights. The journal also retains rights to use works for promotional and publicity pieces in printed or computerized formats. Authors and artists retain their rights for future publication/use.
Ends on January 2, 2018
  • 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  • All submissions must be previously unpublished and are limited to two entries and must be accompanied by a cover letter.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, 2018
  • 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  • All submissions must be previously unpublished and are limited to three entries and must be accompanied by a cover letter.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, 2018
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.