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West Trade Review

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  • About this Magazine:

    West Trade Review is published quarterly (one print edition each spring and an online quarterly each summer, fall, and winter). We strive to put forth the best contemporary poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction (memoir/personal essays), photography, and artwork and publish a mix of established and up and coming writers/artists.

  • Editor(s): Ken Harmon, Kelly Harrison, D.W. White, Mary Sutton
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: Online, Print
  • Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
  • Copy Price: $14.95
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (with notice)
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (via Submittable)
  • Subscription (individuals): $14.95
  • Reading Period: 4/1–8/1; 8/15–12/15
  • Response Time: Usually less than 3 months
  • Payment: copies
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • Founded: 2009
  • Issues Per Year: 1 print, 3 online

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+).

Free submissions always available.

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.

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