WestWard Quarterly tries to present the best work of upbeat writers and poets, whether accomplished or beginners. We maintain a positive editorial philosophy, presenting material that is reflective, inspiring, uplifting, encouraging and humorous. This is not to say that we “bury our heads in the sand.” Some of the difficult issues of our time must be addressed, and poetry has a role to play in raising the standard of our expectations. It can do this through offering hope, instead of by magnifying what is crude or deplorable in the human condition.
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Country of Publication
|Open to a broad Audience.
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||Published 4 x per year.
We accept all styles of poetry and look for good imagery and grammar and a fresh outlook. If rhyming, we look for consistency and natural word order in the rhyme scheme. If metrical, we look for consistent scansion or “beat.” If free verse, we look for some kind of rhythm, flow, and harmony that makes a poem differ from prose.
- Dates: Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.
- Poetry Forms:
- Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Poem Poem||Up to 40 lines; Up to 5 pieces.|
- We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|No monetary payment No monetary payment.|
| OK|| OK|| OK|| OK||Text format submissions |
- Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our . glossary
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