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Volume 13 Summer 2022 Edition

Available Now!

​This issue features fiction by Madison Ellingsworth, Savanna Parra, Caleb Scott, & Annabelle Ulaka; poetry by Tyler Allen Penny, Zachary Kluckman, Anne Holub, Piper Gourley & Chidiebere Sullivan among others; Creative Nonfiction by Tomas Baiza, Avery Gregurich, and Mandira Pattnaik; Cover art by Caitlin Truman-Baker

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BOOK REVIEW

​"Taking Up Their Rightful Space: Grief, Hunger, and Reclamation in Akwaeke Emezi’s You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty"
by Tara Friedman

"While still full of examples of denial, plenty of anger, bargaining, all-encompassing depression, and acceptance, it is the liminal spaces between Emezi’s razor-sharp wit and scorching honesty that cut deepest."

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We are pleased to announce the results of the first annual West Trade Review Prize for Poetry contest.

 Grand Prize ($500 and publication in West Trade Review): Max Parker "Secrets And Surprises" 

Honorable Mention: Amanda Leal, "AMERICA"

Honorable Mention: Lauren Endicott "Mama Snake Love on Vinyl"

Congratulations to all three poets!  

See contest details here.  


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June is National Pride Month

Discover Literary LGBTQIA+ Voices

WTR celebrates and supports all the  LGBTQIA+ writers that make up an important part of our literary community. Below you will find some important titles to add to your reading list. 

Happy Pride!

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