Western Humanities Review accepts unsolicited submissions of original poetry, fiction, nonfiction, hybrid work, audio/visual work, and essays year round. We recommend reading an issue or two before you submit your work—subscribe today or browse some samples online. We only consider unpublished work. Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we are not able to provide individual feedback and are only able to publish about 2% of them—so please send us your best work. We’re looking for dynamic writing that engages, surprises, and moves us, work that is, in fact, out to get us.

Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but we ask that you please withdraw your work from consideration immediately if it has been accepted elsewhere. All work must be submitted via our online submission system, Submittable. We do not accept submissions via email or snail mail.

Please allow 3-5 months for a response. We read every submission and respond as quickly as we can. If you have any questions along the way, or if more than five months have passed and you would like to send a query about your submission, please e-mail us at ManagingEditor.WHR@gmail.com.

Submit only one essay or story, or several shorter pieces (do not exceed 25 pages). Any multiple prose pieces should be combined into a single document. 

Submissions should include a cover letter (space provided in the online submission form). 

The name of the document file should read "Last Name_First Name_Prose Submission".


Poetry submissions should include a cover letter and up to five poems combined into a single document. 

The name of the document file should read "Last Name_First Name_Poetry Submission".



WHR Issue 72.1 


Issue 72.1

This issue features 23 Australian prose poets and work by New South Wales-based photographer Carolyn Young.

Contributors: Torey Akers, Jordie Albiston, Evelyn Araluen, Cassandra Atherton, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Alison Maeser Brimley, Kevin Brophy, Owen Bullock, Joanne Burns, Monica Carroll, Samuel Cheney, Katharine Coles, Jen Crawford, Lucy Dougan, Hollie Dugas, Kelly Dulaney, Niloofar Fanaiyan, Michael Farrell, Alice Friman, Madelyn Garner, Ross Gibson, Diane Glancy, Tyler Goldman, David Greenspan, Carol Guess, Paul Hetherington, Jeri Kroll, Lance Larsen, Penelope Layland, Rachel Levy, Bella Li, Sue McIntyre, Gwyneth Merner, Paul Munden, jess nieberg, Aimee Parkison, Susan Rich, Sheila Sanderson, Adam Scheffler, Alex Skovron, Julie Strand, Shane Strange, Sam Thilén, Wyeth Thomas, Samuel Watson, Jen Webb, Chloe Wilson, Carolyn Young, Ouyang Yu 


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Guidelines:

Reviews are published on our website.  

500-800 words

Books must be forthcoming or published in the last 6-12 months.

We are especially interested in reviews of books from small press publishers.

To read previously published reviews, please see our website's Reviews page.


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**To receive an advanced review copy for a book you'd like to review. Please send an email to managingeditor.WHR@gmail.com. 







Please submit 6-8 images in a single .zip file and include a brief bio in your cover letter.

We accept only originals or high-quality copies or scans. No slides. Each piece must be saved as a separate .JPEG file no larger than 6 x 9 inches and at a resolution of 600 dpi for line art and 300 dpi for all others. 

If your piece is chosen for the cover, you may be contacted for a larger file.  Submissions which do not adhere to the above guidelines will not be considered. Please query with questions or for alternate submission method.



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