Submissions for the Winter 2021 issue will open in September.


submission guidlines

  • If submitting prose, please submit one piece; it must be no longer than three pages, double-spaced.

  • If submitting poetry, please include up to three poems (single-spaced) in one document, which should not exceed six pages.

  • We have no limit for visual art pieces. 

  • Please submit only one document per genre.

  • We may edit accepted submissions for grammar, spelling, etc.

social distancing creative writing contest

  • 12- to 18-year-olds living in Franklin, Berkshire, or Hampshire County in Massachusetts (as well as Windham County in Vermont!) who have submitted writing to the Spring 2020 issue of 2-West are eligible for a Social Distancing Creative Writing Contest run by 2-West and The Academy at Charlemont! Read more here.

2-West is a bi-annual, student-run literary magazine that aims to connect Western Massachusetts high schoolers through poetry, prose, and visual art.

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