We are open for prose submissions for Volume 10 until February 1, 2019
Poetry submissions are closed for Volume 10. We will reopen for Volume 11 this spring!
The Westchester Review publishes an annual print edition. We consider unpublished poems, stories, and essays by established and emerging writers. As we are a regional publication, all submitters must demonstrate some connection to New York’s Westchester County or the surrounding area. This includes (but is not limited to) writers currently or previously living, working, or studying here. Past contributors are welcome to submit again.
Before you submit, please make yourself familiar with the type of work we publish. You can purchase a previous issue through Amazon, at your local Westchester bookstore, or directly from us.
FOR GENERAL SUBMISSIONS (POETRY, FICTION, NONFICTION): We read general submissions year-round. There is no submission fee. We will accept up to five poems or two prose pieces per author per submission period. We do consider simultaneous submissions, but kindly notify us if a piece has been accepted elsewhere. All prose submissions must be double-spaced and should not exceed 5,000 words. Poetry submissions may be single-spaced.
FOR CONTEST SUBMISSIONS: Please refer to our Contest page for current contests, including specific rules and guidelines. The link to submit your work is below.
FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: Please include a cover letter that includes word count, your name, address, phone number, email address, and your connection to the Westchester County area (there is a field in the electronic submission manager for this).
We greatly prefer electronic submissions. The link for all submission categories is below. However, if you are submitting hard copies, please mail them with the requisite cover letter and a stamped, self-addressed envelope (for reply purposes only; we don’t return manuscripts) to: The Westchester Review, P.O. Box 246H, Scarsdale, NY 10583.