Quarterly West is the online literary journal run and staffed by PhD creative writing  students at the University of Utah. We have been in business since 1976.

To submit your work, click here. (Note: due to a higher-than-usual submissions volume, all submissions will now close 3/15.) 

Contact: quarterlywest@gmail.com (Note: any & all subs. that arrive through email will be deleted without being read.)  


J.P. Grasser

Managing Editor

Joe Sacksteder


Assistant Editor

Amy Sailer


Fiction Editors

Michelle Donahue & Alyssa Greene 


Poetry Editors

Alen Hamza & Jacqueline Balderrama


Nonfiction Editors

Jace Brittain & Rachel Zavecz 


Books Editors

Jason Daniels & Kathleen Kilcup 


Special Features Editors

B.P. Whalen & Adam Gianelli 


New Media Editor

Joe Sacksteder


Reviews Editor

Jessica Rae Bergamino


Web Designer

Cori A. Winrock


Web Coding

Zach Abrahams


Web Ephemera

Book Arts Program


Social Media Coordinators

J.P. Grasser & Joe Sacksteder 


Editorial Intern

Madeline Slack


Staff Readers

Alexander Luft

Alleliah Amabelle Nuguid

Alyssa Quinn

Amanda Laabs

Andrew Kozma

Becky Thomas

Benjamin Blackhurst

Ceridwen Hall

Colby Cotton

Courtney Kampa

Eliza Tudor

Esther Lin

Graham Barnhart

Hannah Suchor

Helena Chung

J Bruce Fuller

K Chess

Kara Krewer

Kevin White

María Isabel Álvarez

Michelle Macfarlane

Nahal Jamir

Rachel Zavecz

Rebecca Hodgkins

Rebecca Johns

Ryan Black

Tanner Lee

Taylor Koekkoek

Tristan Durst

Wendy Oleson

Yael Massen




Founding Editor

James Thomas

Content Sharing Partnership

Quarterly West is a proud partner of The Academy of American Poets! Since its founding in 1934, The Academy has advocated fiercely on behalf of poets and poetry through many avenues, including Poets.org, an online publication that brings great poetry to readers on an international scale.


Through this partnership, we at Quarterly West are excited to bring poems that first appeared in our pages to a wider audience, and to help our brilliant contributors find the broad readership they deserve. 


Click here to learn more about The Academy of American Poets. Happy reading! 

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