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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[at]bucknell[dot]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:

#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.

#73 Poetry by Traci Brimhall, J.J. Cromer, Cynthia Cruz, Natalie Eilbert, Piotr Florczyk, John Gallaher, David Greenspan, Michael Derrick Hudson, Joan Naviyuk Kane, James Henry Knippen, Amy McCann, Allan Peterson, Taryn Schwilling, Terrell Jamal Terry, and David Welch; fiction by Naira Kuzmich and Matthew Neill Null; and more.

#72 Fiction by Mark Brazaitis and Roxane Gay. Creative nonfiction by Matt Donovan and Regina Drexler. Poetry by Melanie Challenger, Helen Degan Cohen, Jim Daniels, Heather June Gibbons, Christopher Todd Matthews, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Christopher Lee Miles, Matthew Minicucci, Jeffrey Morgan, Alex Olson, Donika Ross, Peter Streckfus, Phillip B. Williams. Garth Greenwell reviews Henri Cole and Carl Phillips. Elizabeth Hoover reviews Yusef Komunyakaa, David Wojahn, and Dean Young.

 

Last updated 3/24/2014