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The Basics

Red Tree Review considers submissions on a rolling basis. Send poems that surprise, harrow, and awe.

Yes: charged, inventive, sound-driven, surreal, image-rich, dark, humorous, playful, biting, devastating, bigger on the inside, defiant towards conventions and status quo

No: predictable, nationalistic, hateful, offensive in treatment of race/gender/sexual orientation/class/age/ability

Writers belonging to historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to submit.

Please submit only once every six months. Previously published work will not be considered. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please send an email immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

By submitting, you are consenting for your work to appear (if selected) in a future issue in the exact version submitted, barring minor copy edits.

Submissions that do not follow these guidelines closely will not be read. (This is a logistical and time management-related policy, not a punitive one. No harshness intended!)

At this time, Red Tree Review cannot offer monetary compensation. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author. Authors are asked to acknowledge Red Tree Review in any future publications in which the work appears.

How to Submit

To submit poems for consideration, include the following in a single email with the subject line SUBMISSION:
-A brief cover letter in the email body (no attachments), including a third-person author bio as you would like it to appear in publication
-3-5 poems in the email body (no attachments)

Send to contact[at]redtreereview[dot]com. (Click here to view an example submission.)

Response time varies, but you should generally receive an email response within 6 months.