Share your poetry, photography, fiction, paintings, essays, non-fiction prose and other artwork in our our literary journal. West Trade Review is published each spring, and strives to put forth the best contemporary writing and artwork.
The journal publishes a mix of established and up-and-coming writers. Our goal? To share the best art from both emerging and established creative minds on campus, in Charlotte and beyond.
Email West Trade Review to subscribe or send questions.
Email writing submissions as as Microsoft Word files and include:
Art Submissions Two- and three-dimensional artwork is acceptable, including photography, painting, drawing, prints, sculptures and textiles. Submissions for original artwork are limited to 5 entries and must have a cover letter.
Email each artwork submission as a .jpg or TIFF file and include:
Deadlines Submissions must be received by December to be considered for our spring issue. Manuscripts are read between Sep 1 - Jan 1. All entries are judged by the editorial board.
West Trade Review reserves all publication rights for each issue's design and content, as well as for first North American publishing rights, and retains rights to use works for promotional and publicity pieces in printed or computerized formats. Authors and artists retain their rights for future publication/use.
Mission & History 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 and reflect diversity in style, content and perspective throughout prose, poetry, photography and other artwork.
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 Southeast and US and also featured photography and artwork. After four issues in Charlotte as Encore, the journal subsequently changed its name to West Trade Review in 2009.