2023 Any Time Submissions
Want to send us your poems outside of the open reading period? Well, you can do that, but to keep things moving we have to charge $5 per submission. Please note that our open reading periods are open in November and April but responses will take 3-4 months.
We will typically respond to these submissions within 3-4 weeks, but times may be extended depending on other circumstances.
- Please only send 5 poems per submission window! Pace yourself, kiddo, because you can submit a fresh batch each time!
- Upload your poetry submissions as .doc/.docx attachment to our Poetry Postmaster General. Other file types (.pdf, .jpeg, .png, .omg??!) will not be considered and will bum us out!
- Actually, while you're attaching those great poems, why don't you send us a brief author bio. We want to know more about you! You can send some jokes too (we love jokes).
- Multiple submissions are fine, but please notify Red Flag Poetry if your work has been accepted elsewhere first.
- All poems will be considered for both Red Flag Poetry Postcards, AND Poetry Express. Longer poems will (because postcards prevent longer poems) only be considered for Poetry Express