Dear RedFlag subscribers,
Everyone knows that the postal service is drowning in deliveries around the holidays. We here at RedFlag are experiencing this delay right now. The January postcards are on their way to your mailboxes, but due to the high volume of traffic the postal service is handling currently they will be slightly delayed. Do not fret your poetry is on its way, and you will soon have a brand new postcard to enjoy. We hope everyone had a great holiday season!
Pete, Wes, & Matt
Red Flag Poetry is currently accepting submissions for our monthly poetry postcards and as well as poems for Poetry Express, our digital poetry arm.
We are looking for poetry that employs interesting and innovative language, images, or content. For our print postcards we value shorter work for the logistical ease of printing it on our postcards to help supply our readers with that quick poetry fix on the go (or the trip in from the mailbox). For Poetry Express we want similar poetry, but here we want to see your longer works. We read all submissions.
Please submit no more than three (3) poems in .doc format to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than December 15th.
Please attach each poem to the email individually and title the file “Poem Title” – Red Flag Submission. Please remove all author identifying marks from the documents to maintain a blind reading. Additionally, please address the subject line in your email “poetry submission.”
Finally, please include a brief 2-3 sentence bio in the body of your email.
As always, be sure to check out the kinds of poetry we publish at RedFlagPoetry.com. While you’re there be sure to subscribe so you can always get the best poetry in your mailbox or inbox each month!
Want to hear John Dorsey read his poem from the July postcard? How about an awesome interview conducted by Wesley Scott McMasters? Check it out here!
Thanks to the generous support from the English Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, your postcards are now printed on professional quality postcards! As part of this support any student, staff, or faculty can get a FREE one-year or six-month subscription when they subscribe with their IUP issued email address! If you have an IUP email, head on over to the subscribe page to find out more!
Have some poems you'd like to submit? Send them here! We're looking for longer pieces for our Digital Poetry Express and our Red Flag Postcards!
Make sure you check out our interview with Jill and her reading of Trapped!
We have heard that a few of March's postcards were damaged in transit due to the gloss on the card. In response to this, all subscribers will receive a free replacement card on different paper. Keep any eye on your mailbox!
Have some longer pieces that don't jive well with a postcard? Send them to us for our new feature, Poetry Express. Poetry Express is a great way to share your poetry with friends and enemies through the internet! Tell your friends to sign up for our monthly email list here, and make sure to tell them that it is free!
As per usual, we're looking for poetry that speaks to the same principles as our postcards, but now we're not limited to specific length.
Red Flag Poetry is expanding! We've received so many great poems that we needed to publish them electronically! To make sure you get your FREE monthly poem be sure to sign up for Electronic Poetry.