WestWard Quarterly: The Magazine of Family Reading 45


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

United States


Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Poetry Open

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.

Rolling Deadlines: Check cut-off dates.
General General
Poetry Forms:
Formal verse, Free verse, Metrical, Rhyming.
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp 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 OKText format submissions
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Last Updated: 27 Nov 2020
Last Checked: 10 Jan 2021 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 27 Nov 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 25 Jan 2009

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