Red Wheelbarrow

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
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Recent editions include among many others—Partridge Boswell, Stephanie Dickinson, Lynne Ellis, Jeff Friedman, Stephen Kuusisto, Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs, Juan Felipe Herrera, Gretchen Primack, Sandra McPherson, Doren Robbins, Danusha Laméris, James McCorkle, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lisa Allen Ortiz, Matthew Siegel, David Allen Sullivan, Evelyn So, Karen Tei Yamashita, Gary Young, and inmate writers from Salinas Valley State Prison. We usually feature 30+ writers per issue.
Reading Period: 
Sep 1 to Feb 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
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Contributor copies only
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Subscription Price: 
$25 two years

Editorial Focus

Red Wheelbarrow (since 2000), formerly Bottomfish, believes that everything that crosses the transom merits deep attention. It believes that beauty and meaning will inhabit wildly varied and unexpected tones and styles.

Tips From the Editor

Our journal is well produced, eclectic, tough-minded, open, lyrical, passionate-socio-politically engaged-and we value quiet & craft, the gaze into nature, the deft image, the startling leap, meditative consciousness—and great use of language. We honor and crave all of those qualities in art and in one another.

Send us your good stuff. E-mail submissions to Then if we publish your work, join us at WORKS/ San Jose in fall to read at our publication celebration. Also, submit to annual Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize,


Contact Information

Ken Weisner, Editor
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
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Last updated: Aug 24, 2022