WesternBanker is a bi-monthly award-winning magazine
dedicated to providing timely, relevant, and unique industry
content. With a combined hardcopy and digital readership of over
30,000 professionals, WesternBanker represents
a space to showcase subject matter expertise, writing aptitude,
and insight into the issues affecting today’s banks.
All published writing is immediately nominated for the 2019
Excellence in Writing Award which recognizes outstanding
coverage of bank or bank-related issues and is distinguished for
its clarity of expression.
2019 Issues and Themes:
the Bench: Leadership & Diversity
Power: Transformation & Modernization
May/Jun: High Stakes:
Compliance & Risk
July/Aug: Mid-Year Review: Industry’s Current
Sept/Oct: The Numbers Game: Finance &
Nov/Dec: The Year Ahead: 2020 Bank Trends &
2018 Issues and Themes:
Recruitment & Retention
Review (industry’s current climate)
Ahead: Community Banking, 2019
WBA is continually seeking articles written by its members.
WBA is fortunate to handle a high volume of query submissions.
Articles not immediately accepted for publication in
WesternBanker may be considered for future issues,
release through the WBA Communities forum, or through
high-traffic social media channels including LinkedIn.
To be considered for publication, please submit a query
introducing the controlling idea for the article as well as key
supporting points. The query should not exceed two paragraphs,
and all proposed articles must be educational in nature; product
pitches will not be considered. WBA does not accept previously
published work, and all articles are subject to revision by WBA
editors. If accepted for publication, WBA reserves the right to
withhold publishing if content or deadline criteria is not
Please note: articles are generally due four to six weeks before
the release month; therefore queries must be submitted well in
advance of the anticipated content deadline.