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West Branch

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

Review

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West Branch latest issue

A thrice-yearly magazine of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews.

Highlights

  • Vibe:Top-tier stuff. Not Paris Review, but ok
  • Response time:
    10 weeks or less*
    Editor reported data
     / 
    46 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    0%*
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Payssee Genres section for details

Find more details in the Genres section

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors

    yes, copies + subscription

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction

Sub Genres: Literary

Payment: $ per page

Max thirty pages of prose. You may submit up to three pieces of short-form fiction (flash, short-shorts, etc.) so long as the total page count remains under fifteen pages

Nonfiction

Payment: $ 10 per page

Max thirty pages. CNF only.

Poetry

Max pieces: 6

Payment: $ 100 per piece

Review

Payment: $ 400

Book reviews are typically arranged by assignment, and we publish only poetry reviews. If you are interested in writing reviews, please query with a sample. We currently pay $400 for an omnibus review of 3-5 books (approx. 4,500-5,000 wds). In some circumstances, we publish shorter single-book reviews. We rarely accept reviews written on spec. Please query first.

Translation

Payment: $ per page

No specific limitations

How to submit

  • Processs

    Other

  • Cover letter

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    The submission manager accepts most document types; we prefer to receive files in .DOC or .RTF format.

  • Author's rights

    For accepted work, we purchase First North American serial rights for the print edition, first electronic rights for the online edition.

  • Additional info

    Please acquaint yourself with the magazine before submitting; sample back issues are available for only $3. Subscriptions are available at $10 for one year and $16 for two years. For subscription information, selected work, and news, see our website.

Tracker statistics

231

Total submissions tracked

46 days

Average response time

0%

Average acceptance rate

18 days

Fastest response time

193 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: -200 days, 227 days, 266 days, 1269 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics

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12-month average acceptance rate

44 days

12-month average response time

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About

West Branch, the professional literary journal published at Bucknell Unviersity, has provided a venue for emerging and established writers for over forty years. West Branch publishes poetry, fiction, literary essays, and reviews. In recent years, works originally appearing in West Branch have been r...

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Founded

1977

Country

US

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    Editor Joseph Scapellato avatar

    Joseph Scapellato

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Andrew Ciotola avatar

    Andrew Ciotola

    Managing & Book Review Editor

    Editor Sarah Ghazal Ali avatar

    Sarah Ghazal Ali

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Tobi Kassim avatar

    Tobi Kassim

    Associate Poetry Editor

    Editor Lindsey Drager  avatar

    Lindsey Drager

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Arman Chowdhury avatar

    Arman Chowdhury

    Associate Fiction Editor

    Editor Jessica Nirvana Ram avatar

    Jessica Nirvana Ram

    Editorial Associate