West Branch

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"West Branch is a semiannual magazine of poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews. Founded in 1977, West Branch is published in the spring and fall of each year at the Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. ISSN : 0149-6441. West Branch is funded by Bucknell University and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.West Branch is printed and bound in the USA by McNaughton & Gunn, Inc., and distributed by Ingram Periodicals, Inc. ISSN: 0149-6441."


Contents

Prose rejections

Standard

2011

Dear ——: Thank you for submitting to West Branch. We read every story, poem, and essay submitted to us carefully, and we delight in publishing both established and emerging writers. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept your work for publication at this time. We appreciate your interest in the journal, and we wish you the best in your writing. Sincerely, The Editors of West Branch

2010

Thanks for sending to West Branch. Though we have decided not to publish your work this time, we appreciate your interest in the magazine. Sincerely, The Editors of West Branch

Higher Tier

Dear ________: Thank you for sending to West Branch. Though we have decided not to publish your work this time, we appreciate your interest in the magazine and hope that you will think of us in the future. Sincerely, The Editors of West Branch

Higher Tier, "Personal"

Dear --, Thanks so much for sending this piece our way. We read it several times, with a great deal of interest, but ultimately we've decided not to go with it. [Personal editorial comments here.] Apologies for disappointing, and best of luck (both with this piece and others). We'd be honored to read your work in the future, when or as you will. Sincerely, G.C. W (for WB)

2014

Dear ----, Thanks for sending "----" our way. I enjoyed this, but ultimately not quite enough to hold onto it for the journal. I'm sorry to say no and do hope you will keep us in mind for future work. Best, G.C. Waldrep (for WB)


Poetry rejections

Standard

Dear —: Thank you for submitting to West Branch. We read every story, poem, and essay submitted to us carefully, and we delight in publishing both established and emerging writers. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept your work for publication at this time. We appreciate your interest in the journal, and we wish you the best in your writing. Sincerely, The Editors of West Branch

Higher Tier

Dear [Author]: Thank you for sending to West Branch. Though we have decided not to publish your work this time, we appreciate your interest in the magazine and hope that you will think of us in the future. Sincerely, The Editors of West Branch
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