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How to use the West Branch Submission Manager:
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The editors of West Branch welcome submissions of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation. We read unsolicited manuscripts between August 15th and April 1st. We print only original, unpublished work. For accepted work, we purchase First North American serial rights.
Payment is awarded for accepted works in the amount of $40 per submission of poetry, and $.05/word for prose with a maximum payment of $100. Additionally, we provide each contributor with two copies of the issue in which his/her work appears and a one-year subscription to West Branch.
Fill in all of your contact information. You should use the "Writer Name" field to specify a pen name, if different from your legal name. Please note that submitting under several different pen names still counts toward the limit of three submissions per reading period per contributor.
Fill in the title(s) of the work(s) you are submitting. If you are submitting a group of poems, they should be saved and uploaded as one file, rather than individually.
Please include your name on every page of your file, as you would with a printed manuscript.
Use the comments section to enter the information you would normally include in your cover letter, then click submit.
After clicking the submit button, you will have the option to review your information and confirm that it is correct. You can log in at any time to submit more materials, or view your account and previously submitted materials.
Further queries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org