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The West Review Submissions

Accepting submissions of Articles Poetry and Short Stories
What you'll need to send:
Cover letter
Biography
For articles:
No restrictions
For poetry:
Up to 7 poems
For short stories:
Up to 3 stories
Accepted formats:
PDF
Word
Submit via:
Email
Usual response time: 3 months

Guidelines

We consider submissions of poetry, prose, and art year-round. No affiliation to the US West Coast is necessary. Only previously unpublished writing will be considered for publication, but it is fine if art has been published elsewhere. We accept (and encourage!) simultaneous submissions, but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Poetry Submissions
Please send up to seven (7) poems and include a cover letter and third-person bio in the body of the email. 
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Here is a little more insight into what kind of poems we like.

Prose Submissions
Please send up to three (3) interviews, reviews, or prose poems/microflash (flash: under 500 words). Include a cover letter and bio in the body of the email. 

We believe writers should be paid for their labor. As such, we are happy to provide each writer with a small payment per each accepted poem/prose piece (paid via PayPal upon publication). We also, of course, promote all contributors, and we nominate for Best of the Net prizes.


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