About Us


Sarah Ghazal Ali, Poetry Editor

Arman Chowdhury, Associate Fiction Editor

Andrew Ciotola, Managing/Reviews Editor

Lindsey Drager, Fiction Editor

Tobi Kassim, Associate Poetry Editor

Shara Lessley, Creative Nonfiction Editor / Editor-at-Large

Jessica Nirvana Ram, Editorial Associate

Joe Scapellato, Editor-in-Chief

Contributing Editors: Joy Baglio, Dan Beachy-Quick, Sally Keith, Shane McCrae, Will Schutt, Ron Tanner, Cam Terwilliger, Vu Tran, Corey Van Landingham, Laura Villareal, Felicia Zamora

Advisory Editors: Elinam Agbo, Christopher Camuto, Bix Gabriel, K.A. Hays, Deirdre O’Connor, Robert Rosenberg, Joseph Scapellato, G.C. Waldrep

Editorial Interns: Aaron Chin, Brooke Corpuz, Amber Cutler, Aki Kuramochi, Sophia Spears, Kelsey Werkheiser (Spring 2024)

Editors Emeritus: Karl Patten, Robert Love Taylor, Paula Closson Buck, G.C. Waldrep

All published material is under first North American serial rights (for the print issue) or first electronic serial rights (for West Branch Wired). All rights revert to author upon publication. For reprinting any material published in the print magazine or West Branch Wired, permission must be obtained in writing. Authors republishing material that originally appeared in West Branch must give appropriate acknowledgement.

ALL submissions must be sent via our Online Submission Manager.

Business and editorial correspondence should be addressed to westbranch@bucknell.edu.

We accept print review copies and/or uncorrected galleys of poetry books at the mailing address below. We prefer not to receive digital review copies: West Branch / Stadler Center, Bucknell Univ. / 1 Dent Dr. / Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Internship Opportunity

West Branch offers a competitive, semester-length, non-paid internship for qualified Bucknell sophomores, juniors and seniors who may wish to pursue a career in publishing.