Just to let you know, this year’s Red Wheelbarrow (Volume 8) is now open for submissions. We plan to publish and release Volume 8 on October 4, 2015. Our reading period ends on July 31, 2015.
Our submission guidelines are simple: we are looking for previously unpublished poems.
We also require that you’ve read poetry as a featured poet or at the open microphone at either of the following reading series venues: the William Carlos Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ or at the GainVille Cafe in Rutherford, NJ at any time from October 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015.
Please Note: reading at the Red Wheelbarrow # 7 launch in September 2014 or at the GainVille Cafe in the September 2014 Red Wheelbarrow # 7 launch party does not make a poet or writer eligible to submit work to Red Wheelbarrow # 8.
You can submit up to 7 poems, and/or 2 short prose pieces Poems can be of any length, style or genre. Prose pieces should be no more than two pages long. The work that you submit does not have to have been read at either of the above venues. We only ask that you as a poet or writer have read at either venue as a featured poet or open microphone participant at any time during the period October 1, 2015 through July 31, 2015.
How to submit: send an e-mail entitled Red Wheelbarrow # 8 Submissions followed by your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach the poems that you are submitting for consideration to the e-mail as a Word document. The only acceptable file formats are Word 97-2004 (.doc) or Word Document (.doc.x).
Please do not paste your submission into the body of the e-mail. Please see Format for Submission Document below for how to present your work. We ask that you follow this format so that all work submitted will be viewed for consideration equally by our editorial staff. Following our format will also avoid any delay necessitated by having to re-contact you.
Simultaneous submissions are OK. Please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
To Keep It simple: Do not send a bio or other information at this time. Just send your work. If your submission is accepted for publication, we’ll ask for bio info prior to publication.
Format for Submission Document:
Your name should appear only once at the top of the document.
Submit each poem with a page break in-between poems, but in one Word document. Example: Percy B. Shelly
“Ode to a Moonbeam”
Use Times New Roman as the font. Text size should be 12.
The only acceptable Word file formats are Microsoft’s Word 97-2004 (.doc) or Apple’s Word Document (.doc.x).
Attach your submission document as a file to an e-mail entitled Red Wheelbarrow # 8 Submission – followed by your name.
Example: Red Wheelbarrow # 8 Submission – Percy B. Shelly
* For Prose pieces: please follow the same format.