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"A Visit to Prison" 
by Diane Gottlieb
"Problems of Living." by Sarah Haufrect
"FOR THE BODY AS CORNERED GAZELLE" 
by Ja'Net Danielo
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Volume 15 Summer 2024 Collection of Online Exclusives

We’re excited to present the Summer 2024 collection of Online Exclusives. It features poetry by Jill Kitchen, Ja'Net Danielo, Ben Kline, Claire Scott, Tangie Mitchell, and Satya Dash among others; fiction by Sarah Haufrect; CNF by Diane Gotlieb.

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West Trade Review Visual Poetics: Latest Video Poem

"Oysters" by Robert McDonald


We're excited to present the premiere of the next video poem in our Visual Poetics Series. "Oysters" is written and read by Robert McDonald. Video edited by Sarah Edmonds. West Trade Review Visual Poetics developed by Ken Harmon.

McDonald's poem appears in the Summer 2024 collection of Online Exclusives.


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General Submissions Open 

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We want work that make the reader think and feel, work that humbles us with its joy, humor, embarrassment, anger, hope, grief, or all of the above, and gravitate toward writing that has something important to teach us--something that readers really need to know, but might not have understood this was a need until the last word of the work.  Details here.
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Special Themed Section Spring 2025 Print

West Trade Review invites submissions of poetry, fiction, essays, and hybrid work for an upcoming issue with a special section on the theme of Ecstasy in all its forms. Send us what sends you.

Submissions open April 1st to August 1st 2024.

See details here.
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The 704 Prize for Flash Fiction

Submissions Open June 1st

Area code 704 is our home (the Charlotte metro area), but our contest is open to everyone. Submit a flash fiction piece under 704 words.

Send us something that engages us intellectually that also packs an emotional punch.

Contest judge is Elizabeth Gonzalez James.

See details here.

Manuscript Queries Open

Iron Oak Editions seeks full-length poetry, as well as fiction, and creative nonfiction manuscript queries 

           See submission guidelines here.


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Meet our Editorial Critique Team and request feedback.
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Ecobloomspaces Submissions Close June 15th
Final Opportunity to Submit

West Trade Review seeks poems that somehow engage with the intersection of social identity and nature/environment/place. Specifically, we'd like to read poems that explore the relationship between place/environment/nature and gender, sexual identity, race, ethnicity, disability, and/or social class.  


            See submission guidelines here.

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We’re thrilled to announce the results of our third annual poetry contest:

Grand Prize: Elizabeth Hickson ($1000 and publication in the Spring 2025 print edition)

Honorable Mentions: Andrew Payton and Marina Greenfield

Congratulations to all three poets!

Special thanks to contest judge Brian Turner.

Details here.
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Phyllis Grant Zellmer Prize for Fiction 2024

We’re thrilled to announce the results of our annual fiction contest, the Phyllis Grant Zellmer Prize for Fiction:

Grand Prize: Jessie Carver ($1000 and publication in the Spring 2025 print edition)

Honorable Mention: Sarah Haufrect

Congratulations to both writers.

Special thanks to contest judge Margaret Malone.

Details here.