The Westchester Review is the premier forum for literary talent in the Westchester County area. Founded in 2007, The Westchester Review has spent almost a decade publishing established and emerging writers from the Long Island Sound to the Hudson River, the northern edge of New York City to the southern foothills of the Berkshires. Through our contests, such as the annual “Writers Under 30,” we nurture talent and inspire creativity. The Westchester Review is proud to present the many literary voices in our neighborhoods to their communities and far beyond.
The Westchester Review has received acclaim in The New York Times and local media, and is regularly promoted by independent bookstores and local libraries. We publish one issue annually and hold readings throughout the year. We welcome previously unpublished poems, stories, and essays by writers currently or previously living, working, or studying in New York’s Westchester County area.
JoAnn Duncan Terdiman, our founder and publisher, had the inspiration for The Westchester Review on a summer evening ten years ago. “There are so many gifted writers here in the county,” she mused to her daughter. “Wouldn’t it be something if there were a journal for the many voices of Westchester?” They looked at each other and said, “Why not?”