Westerly publishes short stories, poetry, memoir and creative nonfiction, essays and literary criticism.
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 nonfiction: 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.