Submission of scholarly articles for consideration is open year-round (see style and referencing guidelines, below). For scholarly articles, please submit here. These works will now be under consideration for publication in the first half of 2023.
Creative submissions for 2023 are now closed. Submissions will open again in 2024.
Submissions for the 2023 Writers’ Development Program and Mid-Career Fellowship are now closed. Submissions will open again in 2024. To find out more about these programs, click here.
All academic work submitted is subject to a double-blind refereeing process, and all creative work is selected through a single-blind reading by our independent external poetry and prose editors.
Please do not include any identifying material or cover page on the submission document as uploaded – this will ensure your submission document does not compromise a deidentified reading/assessment.
We encourage our contributors to be subscribers of the Magazine and support the publication which is supporting them! While we will accept submissions from non-subscribers, should your work be accepted for publication in this instance, we will offer you the option to take out a discounted year’s subscription as part-payment for your work.
Poetry: maximum of five poems, with maximum 50 lines each
Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction: maximum 3500 words
Scholarly Articles: 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.
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Submission of scholarly material is open year-round. For scholarly articles, please submit here. These works will now be under consideration for publication in the second half of 2023.
If you have any queries about a potential submission, please get in touch via our contact form.