West Texas Literary Review is a national online literary journal founded in Lubbock, Texas. Its goal is simple: to provide a forum for artists who have something to say. We are looking for poems, flash fiction, essays, and photographs that are thoughtful, deliberate, and authentic. Beyond that, there are no strict requirements. As editors, we carefully curate the content of the Review and hope that you will return from time to time to see what our writers have to offer. We also encourage you to submit your own work; all of our content comes from submissions and we would be thrilled to publish first-time writers as well as established voices.

Brandon Beck - Editor-in-Chief

Brandon Beck, the founder and editor-in-chief of West Texas Literary Review, lives in Lubbock, Texas. He writes poems, short stories, essays, and academic articles, which have appeared in The Texas Tribune, Three Line Poetry, Texas Tech Law Review, and South Texas Law Review. He has degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, Boston University, and Texas Tech University School of Law.



Matt Stefon - Associate Editor for Poetry

Matt Stefon teaches in Norwich University's online division. His poems have appeared in such journals as Oddball Magazine, the Unrorean, Coup D'Etat, and Wilderness House Literary Review, and in the 'poemfilms' he uploads to his YouTube channel.



Jennifer Beck - Associate Editor for Fiction & Essays

Jennifer Beck resides in Lubbock, Texas where she maintains a blog on the power of daily life. She writes fiction and essays, and is currently working on her first novel. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Georgia College & State University, and an M.S.S.W. from The University of Texas at Austin.


Readers: The Editorial Staff, Joel Page, Helen Liggett