Submissions for RWB #9 open until July 31st

Call for Submissions to Red Wheelbarrow # 9

Dear Poet:

Just to let you know – this year’s Red Wheel Barrow (Volume 9) is now open for submissions. We plan to publish and release Volume 9 on October 5, 2016. Our reading period ends July 31, 2015.

Our submission guidelines are simple: we’re looking for previously unpublished poems.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 Gainsville Cafe in Rutherford NJ at any time from November 1, 2016 through July 31, 2016.

Please note: reading at the RWB # 8 Launch in October 2015 or at the GainVille Café Red Wheelbarrow # 8 launch party does not make a poet or writer eligible to submit work to RWB # 9.

You can submit up to 5 poems. The poems that you submit do not have to have been read at either of the above venues. We only ask that you as a poet have read at either venue as a featured poet or open microphone participant at any time during the period November 1, 2016 through July 31, 2016.

How to submit: please send a e-mail with Red Wheel # 9 Submissions as its title to and attach the poems that you are submitting for consideration to the e-mail as a separate Word document. The only acceptable file formats are Word 97-2004 (.doc) or Word Document (.doc.x)

Please do not paste your poems 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 and promptly by our editorial staff without any delay necessitated by having to re-contact you.

Simultaneous submissions are OK. But, 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 poems. If your work is accepted for publication we’ll ask for that prior to publication.

Best Regards,
John Barrale
Managing Editor

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”
———————– (page break)
“Guys N’ Dollies”
———————– (page break)
and so forth…,

Use Times or Times New Roman as the font. Text size should be 12.

The only acceptable file formats are Word 97-2004 (.doc) or Word Document (.doc.x)

Attach your submission document as a file to an e-mail and send to

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