We are excited to announce our first annual fiction contest, the Phyllis Grant Zellmer Prize for Fiction. Grand prize is $1000 and publication in West Trade Review.
The contest will be judged by Margaret Malone (@margaretmalone on Twitter), author of the story collection People Like You, Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Hemingway Award and Winner of the Balcones Fiction Prize.
The winter issue features fiction by Katherine Serna, L.A. Clark, and Corley Longmire; poetry by Dontay Given, Jordan Charlton, Ben Kline, Rachael Inciarte, Dare Williams, H.C. Bending, Brandon Kilbourne, Katherine de Lancellotti and many others; creative nonfiction by Spike Wong, Lauren Sieben, and Kevin Grauke.
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"Home, Approximately: Ananda Lima’s Mother/land Contemplates Origins and What It Means to Belong"
by Mary Sutton
'"Reading this collection feels like finding connections where one would least expect them. Lima challenges our linguistic and cultural boundaries, our empirical knowledge, and the self-defeating American habit of reading history selectively."