We welcome submission of new poems on the theme of MEMENTO MORI. This shall remain our theme for the foreseeable future, perhaps in perpetuity.
Selected poems will be posted on this site anytime from September 2017 to February 2018. Thereafter a PDF edition will be released. Please visit this site for the duration of the current issue to check on publication of selected poems. If your poem does not appear within a month of you submitting, it shall be deemed to be not selected. We will not be sending out rejection emails guys or respond to emails asking if we have received your poems and if we’re intending to include in the journal. Yes, some of you still ask. Your answer is right here.
Note: Some of your submissions to “Sweet Sorrow” have not been seen by the editors due to a technical glitch. We have now recovered those submissions. Which means yours, if selected, will be posted to the forthcoming Fall/Winter 2017/2018 issue. So keep a look-out for new postings of selected poems sometime in September/early October 2017.
SPRING/SUMMER 2017 (March to August 2017)
THEME: SWEET SORROW. PDF RELEASED.
FALL/WINTER 2017/2018 PUBLISHING PROGRAM (September 2017 to February 2018)
THEME: MEMENTO MORI
We will have a Fall/Winter 2017/2018 issue. Submissions close on 25 February 2018.
In addition we invite poem manuscripts (20-30 poems). Please see the tab, “Red Wolf Editions”, for further details. You may submit your manuscripts to redwolfeditions AT gmail DOT com for consideration. Any releases will likely be in early 2018. So you may not expect an answer earlier than that.
FALL/WINTER 2016/2017 (September 2016 to February 2017)
THEME: THE HEART KNOWS. PDF RELEASED.
SPRING/SUMMER 2016 (March to August 2016)
THEME: SONG OF MYSELF. PDF RELEASED.
SPRING 2015 ISSUE 5 (February to April 2015)
THEME: HERE COMES THE SUN. PDF RELEASED.
SUMMER 2015 ISSUE 6 (May to July 2015)
THEME: ONCE UPON A TIME. PDF RELEASED.
FALL 2015 ISSUE 7 (August to October 2015)
THEME: MAKING ART. PDF RELEASED.
WINTER 2015/2016 ISSUE 8 (November 2015 to February 2016)
THEME: SEEING BEAUTY. PDF RELEASED.
Red Wolf Poems is our sister site, providing ad hoc prompts to inspire you to write and submit poems to Red Wolf Journal. You can find it here. Submission of poems to Red Wolf Poems shall be deemed as submission to Red Wolf Journal. Please include a brief bio. We endorse the view that a poetic practice requires inspiration as well as a constant dedication. We treat poetry as a process. We also believe in collaboration–your new, original poems contributing perspectives to a common theme.
You may email your poems for our consideration at redwolfjournal AT gmail DOT com. Submit poems to us by email here.
We accept new and original poems, defined as poems that have not been published elsewhere, aside from your personal blog. No simultaneous submissions nor postings to other publications, and we prefer if you would set to “private” your posting of the poem on your blog prior to submitting it and for the duration of the current issue.
Please read this part if you wish to submit. If any of these things are missing, your entry shall not be considered. Your submission needs to include the following in the body of your email:
1) your name
2) your titled poem(s)
3) process notes (optional): Share with us the back story/metacommentary of your poem. What inspired it?
4) a bio no longer than three sentences (written in the third person)
5) your blog’s name and URL (if you have a blog)
By submitting poem(s) to the anthology, you grant Red Wolf Journal one-time rights to publish your poem(s).
Poems may be accompanied by credited artwork/photograph. If the copyright of the artwork/photograph does not belong to you, then you must state that you have received permission from the artist/photographer.
We are likely unable to accept poems that require unusual formatting.
Irene Toh & Tawnya Smith
Administrators for Red Wolf Journal