West Trade Review is published each spring by Johnson and Wales University, and strives to put forth the best contemporary writing and artwork.
The journal publishes a mix of established and up-and-coming writers. Our goal: To share the best art from both emerging and established creative minds on campus, in Charlotte and beyond. The authors in attendance will be:
Matt Sailor is Editor-in-Chief of New South, Georgia State Univeristy's Journal of Art and Literature. He is currently pursuing his MFA in fiction at Georgia State and resides in Atlanta, GA.
Kerry Anne Williams currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC, and is a graduate of UNC. She writes young adult novels and children's books.
Alisha Gard, a California native, currently resides in Carrboro, NC, and attends UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been twice awarded prizes in the Independent Weekly Annual Poetry Contest and recently was an Honorable Mention in the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival.
A native of Brooklyn, NY, Emily Banks currently attends UNC-Chapel Hill and is an intern for the Carolina Quarterly.