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Welcome to Weber :The Contemporary WestEDITORIAL INFORMATION


Editor: Michael Wutz
Associate Editor: Kathryn MacKay
Associate Editor: Russell Burrows
Associate Fiction Editor: Victoria Ramirez
Associate Poetry Editor: Brad L. Roghaar


Susan Clark, Eastern Sierra Institute U
Katharine Coles, U of Utah
Fred Erisman, Texas Christian U
Gary Gildner, independent author
Duncan Harris, U of Wyoming
Diana Joseph, Minnesota State U
Nancy Kline, independent author & translator
James A. MacMahon, Utah State U
Fred Marchant, Suffolk U
Madonne Miner, Weber State U
Felicia Mitchell, Emory & Henry College
Julie Nichols, Utah Valley State College
Tara Powell, U of South Carolina
Bill Ransom, Evergreen State College
Walter L. Reed, Emory U
Scott P. Sanders, U of New Mexico
Daniel R. Schwarz, Cornell U
Andreas Ströhl, Filmfestival Munich
James Thomas, editor and writer
Robert Torry, U of Wyoming
Robert Van Wagoner, independent author
Melora Wolff, Skidmore College


Brad L. Roghaar
Sherwin W. Howard
Neila Seshachari
LaVon Carroll
Nikki Hansen

Mari DeCaria
Elaine Englehardt
DeAnn Evans
Shelley L. Felt
G.Don Gale
Barry Gomberg
John E. Lowe
Aden Ross
Robert B. Smith
Mikel Vause


Bradley W. Carroll
Brenda M. Kowalewski
Angelika Pagel
John R Sillito
Michael B. Vaughan


Mark Biddle
Jason Francis



Authors interested in submitting material to Weber should read the following content and submission guidelines carefully:

Content: Weber publishes personal narrative, biography, fiction, critical commentary, and poetry providing insight into the culture and environment of the contemporary western United States. Our annual winter issue has a film focus in conjunction with the Sundance Film Festival and manuscripts addressing film will be given consideration for this annual issue.

We are particularly interested in the environment, cultural diversity, applied ethics, issues involving gender, economics, education, public policy, and the contribution that individuals have made to the West. Only previously un-published materials should be submitted. Art, interviews, or historical re-prints appearing in Weber are considered by invitation only.

Submission: Essays and fiction should not exceed 5,000 words in length. Documentation should follow current MLA style. Poetry should not exceed 6 poems or 200 lines. To facilitate review, submit two copies of each manuscript with the author's name appearing on the title sheet only. Review time is two to six months. Include e-mail address for immediate acknowledgment.
Simultaneous Submissions: We prefer single submissions, but will read simultaneous submissions.  Please note on the MS if your work has also been submitted to another journal.

Send manuscripts to:

Michael Wutz, Editor 
Weber: The Contemporary West
Weber State University
1214 University Circle
Ogden, UT  84408-1214

E-Mail Submissions:  We prefer mailed submissions but will accept e-mail submissions, however, only three e-mail submission per year per person will be accepted (no yearly limit applies to mailed submissions).  E-mail as an attachment to: or

Oversea Submissions: Oversea submissions may be e-mailed as an attachment to: or

Contests/AwardsWeber offers The Dr. Sherwin W. Howard Poetry Award (announced in the Spring/Summer issue), the Dr. O. Marvin Lewis Essay Award (announced in the Fall issue), and the Dr. Neila C. Seshachari Fiction Award (announced in the Winter issue). Each carries a $500 cash prize awarded annually.

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