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Westerly publishes short stories, poetry, memoir and creative non-fiction, essays and literary criticism.

Submissions to Issue 63.2 (November 2018) have now closed. Submissions for 2019’s issues will open in February. Scholarly submissions are currently open but will only be considered for publication in 2019.

Submission Guidelines

All academic work submitted is subject to a double-blind refereeing process, and all creative work is selected through a single-blind reading by the independent poetry and prose editors.

We expect our contributors to be subscribers of the Magazine. While we will accept submissions from non-subscribers, should your work be accepted for publication in this instance, you will be asked to accept a subscription to the Magazine as part payment for your work.

Poetry: maximum of five poems, with maximum 50 lines each
Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction: maximum 3500 words
Essays: maximum 5000 words
Reviews: between 500-700 words, to be published online or in print

Westerly will endeavour to give brief feedback on submissions on request.

Read everything above carefully? For creative work, submit online here. For scholarly articles, please submit here.

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