Literary Artists


The Being That Ensues From What Cannot Be Explained (short story)

Duality Lies Beneath (poetry/essay collection)

Transdifference (poetry chapbook)

Thirty West's founder, poet, and short story writer residing in the Philadelphia suburbs. A recent graduate of Temple University, he has been published in The Long Island Review, Peeking Cat Poetry, Dead Snakes, SickLit, Your One Phone Call, 48th Street Press, and a handful of poetry anthologies.


The Road Home (poetry chapbook)

Ben Sloan grew up on a small farm in southeastern Missouri. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis, he spent the next 15 years on New York City’s Lower East Side working as a typesetter (among other jobs) and publishing the poetry journal, Mothers of Mud. He has an MFA from Brooklyn College where he studied with John Ashbery. Currently living in Charlottesville, Virginia, he teaches at Piedmont Virginia Community College and the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.

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All the Ghosts We've Always Had (flash fiction chapbook)

Jules Archer writes flash fiction in Arizona. A Pushcart-nominated writer, her work has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, >kill authorPankThe ButterMaudlin House, and elsewhere. She likes to smell old books, drink red wine, and read true crime tales. She blogs at All the Ghosts We've Always Had is her first chapbook.

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Dont Wish Me Luck (poetry chapbook)

Thom Young, a writer from Texas, holds an MA and has been featured in PBS Newshour, Commonline Journal, 3AM Magazine, Crack the Spine, Word Riot, University of Chicago Press, Red Flag Poetry, 48th Street Press, and countless others. He is a #1 Amazon best-seller of poetry chapbooks such as A Little Black Dress Called Madness and a 2008 Million Writers Award Nominee for fiction. He was a Pushcart Prize nominee in 2016.



HEAD (poetry chapbook)

B. Dani West is a California native currently in pursuit of her PsyD at Pepperdine University. She has been published in Art ReFurbish, Black Elephant Literary Journal, The Pacific Review, and others. She spends her time being an eccentric morning person, whiskey connoisseur, and editing for Thirty West Publishing House. Fun fact: she is a direct descendant from Joaquin Murrieta, the “Mexican Robin Hood”. HEAD is her first chapbook.

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A Season in Another World (poetry chapbook)

Matt Duggan lives in his hometown of Bristol in the U.K. His poems have appeared in journals such as The Seventh Quarry, The Journal, The Dawntreader, Osiris, London Grip Magazine, Black Light Engine Room, Prole, Ink, Sweat, and Tears, Harbinger Asylum, Apogee Magazine and others. In 2015, he won the prestigious Erbacce Prize for Poetry with his first full-length collection, Dystopia 38.10 (erbacce-press, 2015). Matt has read his work across the U.K. and internationally in places such as Orta, Italy (Poetry on the Lake Festival); Boston, U.S.A; Philadelphia, U.S.A.; New York, U.S.A; Paxos, Greece.



Inner Warfare (non-fiction memoir)

Anissa Fritz is a journalist, researcher, and Ph.D student at Syracuse University. Her essays have been presented at the University of Kansas as well as The University of California: Berkeley. Featured in USA Today College and The Huffington Post, Fritz has worked in professional newsrooms across the country including California and Philadelphia as a correspondent and editor. 

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Philadelphia Swank (poetry chapbook)

Christopher Grosso is the author of the novels Mauled (Damnation Books) and Mouth to God's Ear (Bucks County Publishing). He earned his BA at West Chester University and MFA from Brooklyn College. He currently lives outside of Philadelphia where he serves as Director of Leadership Communications at Cabrini University. Philadelphia Swank was the winner of Thirty West’s 2017 Chapbook Contest.