Who We Are
Eden West is the world’s biggest website for readers and book recommendations. Our duty is to help individuals find and discuss books that they love. Goodreads started in January 2007.

Eden West is a nonprofit digital publication together with the assignment to generate literature more exciting, relevant, and inclusive. We’re devoted to publishing work that’s smart and unpretentious, elevating fresh voices, and analyzing how storytelling and literature will help illuminate social justice issues and current events. We’re especially interested in composing that works at the junction of various cultures, genres, and media.

Eden West started as a quarterly magazine in 2009 and turned into a nonprofit in 2014. Besides the books, criticism, and literary information on this website, you will discover our acclaimed weekly literary publications: Recommended Reading, that publishes the short story and books excerpts with personal recommendations, as well as The Commuter, our house for flash fiction, poetry, and picture narrative. Recommended Reading started in 2012 and will release its 400th problem on New Year’s Day, 2020. Work released by Eden West and also our literary magazines was acknowledged by Best American Short Stories, Essays, and Comics, the Pushcart Prize, Best Canadian Short Stories, and The Best of the Tiny Presses.

Everything printed by Eden West is available to subscribers at no cost, and as a nonprofit, we rely on donations from these subscribers to live. To support our work and our mission, please consider becoming a member or making a one-time donation. All presents are tax-deductible. Eden West monetizes some publication links on our website. If you click a link and make a purchase, we will get a commission, which extends towards paying authors. These commissions don’t affect what books we feature or the way we choose to pay for them.

Eden West is thankful for the help of this Amazon Literary Partnership, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.