West Trade Review is published annually each spring and strives to put forth the best contemporary poetry, fiction, non-fiction prose and artwork and publishes a mix of established and up and coming writers.  

Our mission is 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.   We strive to reflect diversity in style, content and perspective throughout prose, poetry, photography and other artwork. 

Our goal is to simply present to you the best art possible by both emerging and established creative minds.

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. 

​© 2016 West Trade Review
© 2016 West Trade Review
Managing Editor:  Ken Harmon
Editor-in-Chief:  Dezerraie Sealy

Poetry Editor:  Meagan Pettiford

Assistant Editor: Grace Zirkel  

Prose Editor:  Michael Mitchell


West Trade Review
801 West Trade St.
Charlotte, NC  28202

​© 2016 West Trade Review
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