Submissions are currently OPEN for Issue No. 2 (Spring/Summer 2021).

Deadline: April 30, 2021

For this upcoming issue, the focus is on any and all poetic modes of writing. Formally speaking, this includes poetry, fiction and CNF. In this sense, it is fair to consider this issue as having an open theme.

In addition to this broad call, haiku and tanka, epigram and other related short forms are welcome as part of the second issue. Send 3 micro/haiku pieces for consideration. Please use the subject line beginning with: “Haiku Issue 2 …” when submitting your work.

One General Submission (guidelines below), plus one “haiku/micro” submission will be considered for Issue No. 2.

Red Alder Review publishes digital issues of poetry and prose on a biannual basis (Spring and Fall). Other features, such as interviews and reviews appear on the blog on a rolling basis.

Notes on General Submissions:

  • Submissions should be typed, double-spaced (for prose), and paginated.
  • In the Subject Line of your email, please indicate genre, as well as in the file name of your .doc/.docx attachment.
  • Please use a 12-point font. All effort will be made to maintain the original format of the piece(s).
  • Include two-sentence writer’s bio.
  • One genre per submission period.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted – please inform as soon as possible, if a piece is accepted elsewhere.

Please send submissions to: redalderreview[at]gmail[dot]com


  • 3-5 poems in one Word document (.doc/.docx).

Micro/Flash – Fiction/CNF

  • < 300 words (Micro), < 1000 words (Flash) – up to 2 pieces in one Word document (.doc/.docx).


  • Interviews on a rolling basis – Send a pitch to redalderreview[at]gmail[dot]com
  • Editor’s interview – editor may request an interview with contributor.


  • (<1500 words) — Please send a pitch to redalderreview[at]gmail[dot]com

Other Forms/Hybrid/Anomalies/etc.

  • Send a pitch to redalderreview[at]gmail[dot]com

Red Alder Review requests First World Rights, and the right to include the work on the Red Alder Review blog website indefinitely. After publication, all rights revert to the author. Copyright remains with the author. For work that is subsequently reprinted elsewhere, please credit Red Alder Review as the site of first publication.

Red Alder Review strives to be an online publication and community of inclusion, welcoming writers of all backgrounds to submit. This includes, but is in no way limited to BIPOC writers, writers with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+ writers, and writers from other marginalized groups.

As an independent, one-person operation, Red Alder Review does not charge submission fees nor does Red Alder Review pay for published pieces at this time.

Thank you to all contributors for entrusting their work to Red Alder Review.