How to be part of West Magazine

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West seeks to amplify voices from every part of the Stanford community. We create beautiful things and reveal the vital tumult of life on campus. We experiment with novel ways of using words and images, and we tell the stories of what it means to be human, here, now.

If you want to be part of this, we have opportunities for you to contribute work or to get involved in an ongoing capacity. (The two are not mutually exclusive.)

To stay in the loop …

Subscribe to our mailing list. You’ll receive pitches for specific stories we want to tell, information about new opportunities at West, and general updates about what’s happening.

To submit your work …

We accept submissions for every section, including art, from anybody, but we give preference to members of the Stanford community. Your submission can be in any state of completion: Full drafts, partially completed stories, and pitches. If we are interested in publishing your work, an editor will contact you within a week, work with you to develop the piece if necessary, and provide details about publishing.

Use this form to submit:

To be part of our crew …

We are looking for staff writers to report and write stories on a regular basis for our nonfiction profiles and features. If you have another idea for a regular contribution (a humor series, serialized fiction or poetry, etc.), we also want to hear about it.

We are looking for illustrators and photographers to help create the gorgeous and sometimes boundary-pushing imagery that breathes life into our writing.

We are looking for designers to layout our print issues, which collect the best work from our web magazine and come out several times a year.

If you want to contribute in any of these ways, or in some other way that you think will make this magazine marvelous, please email and provide any examples of your work that you think are relevant.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. And take care.