West Branch :: NewPages Guide to Literary Magazines
About West Branch: “Not only one of the nation’s most underrated literary magazines, but one of its best.”—Literary Magazine Review
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: (570) 577-1853
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 8/15–4/15 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, 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.
#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.
#71 This issue features Joelle Biele, Paula Bohince, Laurie Ann Cedilnik, Kevin Craft, Rosalynde Vas Dias, Jehanne Dubrow, Karen Holmberg, Michael Derrick Hudson, Matthew Ladd, Eva Lundsager, Roger Mitchell, Jennifer Moore, Lenore Myka, Matthew Salesses, Page Hill Starzinger, Adam Tavel, and Nicole Walker.
#70 Our first issue under new editor G.C. Waldrep features fiction by Leslie Bazzett, Michael Czyzniejewski, and Benjamin Reed, poetry by Charlie Clark, Esvie Coemish, Weston Cutter, Alex Fabrizio, J. T. Jarrett, Matt Moore, Kathryn Nuernberger, Jill Osier, Daniel Poppick, Jacques J. Rancourt, Corey Van Landingham, and Monika Zobel; a translation of Slovenian writer Ales Steger by Brian Henry; and reviews by Sarah Kennedy on Ross Gay, Aimee Nenhukumatathil, Sharon Bryan, and Maurya Simon; Ellen Wehle on Todd Davis, L.S. Klatt, Nathan Leslie, and Joshua Harmon; and a reflection on Amy Clampitt and the Clampitt House by Shara Lessley.
Last updated 05/06/2013