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West Branch

About West Branch: “Not only one of the nation’s most underrated literary magazines, but one of its best.”—Literary Magazine Review

Contact Information:

Bucknell Hall

Bucknell University

Lewisburg, PA  17837

Phone: (570) 577-1853

Email: westbranch@bucknell.edu

Web: www.bucknell.edu/westbranch

Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 8/15–4/1 Response time: 10 weeks Payment: yes (see website) Contests: no ISSN: 0149-6441 Founded: 1977 Issues per year: 3 Distributors: Ingram Periodicals Copy price: $6 Average pages: 132 Sample price (postpaid): $3 Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $10 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $16

Publisher’s description: Founded in 1977 and published at Bucknell’s Stadler Center for Poetry, West Branch has earned a reputation for excellence and integrity in its semiannual offering of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. Respected by readers and writers alike for its high literary standards and truly broad aesthetic, West Branch takes pride in its openness to a wide range of literary styles and its longstanding commitment to emerging voices. Recent West Branch poetry and prose has been reprinted in Best American Short Stories, Best American Poetry, Best of the Small Presses: The Pushcart Prize, Harper’s Magazine, Best American Mystery Stories, and elsewhere. Our extensive “Back of the Book” section charts the terrain of recent poetry in thoughtful essay-length reviews by the likes of Garth Greenwell, Sarah Kennedy, Matthew Ladd, and Shara Lessley. Edited by G.C. Waldrep, West Branch is supported by a wide cast of associate and contributing editors, including Dan Beachy-Quick, Dana Levin, Dinty W. Moore, David St. John, Ron Tanner, and others.

Recent issues:

The fall issue (#76) features poetry by Nance Van Winckel, John Fry, Bruce Bond, Cate Lycurgus, Matt Morton, C. Dylan Bassett, William Kelley Woolfitt, Christopher DeWeese, Vanessa Stauffer, and Peter Makuck; fiction by Sonya Larson, Sarah Kokernot, and Matthew Rossi; and translations by Nancy Naomi Carlson and Kristin Dykstra. Plus essays on “A Theory for Poetic Contagion” and a book review.

#75 Featuring new work by Chris Ballantyne, Todd Davis, Jehanne Dubrow, Richard Foerster, Bradley Harrison, Leslie Harrison, Jesse Lee Kercheval, Alyssa Knickerbocker, Brandon Kreitler, Michael Lavers, Circe Maia, Karyna McGlynn, Trey Moody, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Alison Pelegrin, Katie Peterson, John Smolens, Analicia Sotelo, and Brian Trimboli.

#74 Featuring poetry by Erik Anderson, Nancy Naomi Carlson, Henry Gould, Kristen Gunther, Richie Hofmann, Allison Hutchcraft, Brandon Krieg, Bill Leech, Michael Marberry, Wayne Miller, Annie Rudy, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Hilary Sideris, Lynn Wagner, Mike White, and Abdourahman Waberi; fiction by Neil Grimmett, Katy Resch, and J. David Stevens; and more.


Last updated 08/25/2014