Publisher’s description: First established in 1981 in Charleston, SC, as Encore Literary Arts Magazine, the journal relocated to Charlotte, NC, in 2004 and dedicated itself to publishing a wide variety of poets and writers from around the US. At that time we also began to feature photography and artwork. After four issues in Charlotte as Encore, the journal subsequently changed its name to West Trade Review in 2009.
Our goal is to simply present to you the best art possible by both emerging and established creative minds.
We are committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and want to hear from underrepresented voices of all types (cis and trans women, gender non-conforming, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, those who are two-spirit, people with disabilities, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+).
We never charge a reading fee.
Our mission is to perpetuate the work of artists both well known and yet-to-be-known, simultaneously enriching our world through the written word and visual arts. We strive to reflect diversity in style, content and perspective throughout prose, poetry, photography and other artwork.