Who We Are

Thirty West began as a passion project for our editor-in-chief in 2015 while he was an undergraduate at Temple University. He focused on the hand-made aspect of the chapbook, augmenting the reading experience. Today, the same philosophy thrives, making every project as personal to us as to the author who penned the work. Every new book project we tack on provides new responsibilities and new expectations. Sometimes, the book grows legs of their own, leading us to parts familiar and unknown. Our award-winning and talented authors from various avenues of life give flair to the Thirty West mosaic and we are always looking for more pieces to the complexity of modern day literature. Thirty West is growing alongside you and values the literary community at large, hosting a monthly reading series in the Philadelphia suburbs, a weekly blog from creative professionals all around the world (The Weekly Degree), and much more.

To read a more comprehensive interview, check out our feature on Entropy.

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Staff Readers

Kyle Baskin

Jen Brady

Kimberly Casey

Kenna Lee Edler

Renée Eler

Linda Gorgas

Angela Hedman

Aaron Heil 

Conor Killmurray

Alison Lubar

Maria Isabel Maldonado

Sonja Mabel McClure

Amy Poague

Maryam Qureshi

Rania M. M. Watts

Liz Wride