See you in 2023

A note from our founder about what Variable West has planned for 2023.

Introducing our next Cliff Notes columnists

We’re thrilled to introduce you to our next four columnists! Meet Gabrielle Lawrence in Southern California, Christopher Alam in Northern California, Demian DinéYahzi’ in Oregon, and Sharon Arnold in Washington.


Announcing Variable West’s Editorial Apprenticeship

The VW Editorial Apprenticeship is a semester-long paid program that allows emerging writers and editors to learn how an online journal works while expanding their art writing practice.

Introducing Variable Voice: Letter from the Editor

Introducing Variable Voice, our online journal featuring exhibition reviews, essays, interviews, Love Letters, and other series that try to find a balance between generous, accessible language, zealously researched topics, and experimental prose that challenges the conventions of each format.