About West Trade Review
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 (personal essays/memoir), photography, and artwork and publish a mix of established and up and coming writers/artists.

We never charge a reading fee.  

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. 

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+).

We have recently featured poetry and interviews with Kirstin Allio, Dylan Krieger, Arisa White, John Amen, and Sonya Vatomsky.  Recent fiction writers include June Caldwell, David Obuchowski, and Seth Clabough.  We have also featured the artwork of Julie Heffernan, Duy Huynh, Raina Gentry, Carlos Estevez, and Jamea Richmond-Edwards as well as the photography of Karina Juarez.  We have also published interviews with each of these visual artists.  

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



​© 2016 West Trade Review
Editor:  Ken Harmon
Associate Editor:  Kelly Harrison

Fiction Editor: D.W. White
Associate Fiction Editor: Margaret Malone

Non-Fiction Editor:  Shannon Barbour
Associate Non-Fiction Editor:  Ariél Martinez

Poetry Editor:  Mary Sutton
Associate Poetry Editor:  Melinda Freudenberger
Associate Poetry Editor: Paulina Freedman


Contributing Editor:  Matt Good

Social Media Manager:  Corey Carter Wilson
Social Media Content Creation:  Matt Good, Morgan Green, Corrine Watson, Chris Haynes, Emily Mahon, Maggie Marshall, and Kitty Miller

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LOCATION & MAILING ADDRESS:

West Trade Review
801 West Trade St.
Charlotte, NC  28202
Contact:​ 

[email protected]
​© 2018 West Trade Review

©2021 West Trade Review
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