Red Dirt Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
William Bernhardt, Allen Mendenhall, Julia Nunnally Duncan, Tim Peeler, Steven L. Parker
Book Types: 
Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Period: 
May 17 to Aug 17
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
Greater than 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
6 to 10

Editorial Focus

Red Dirt Press, LLC, is dedicated to publishing emerging and established voices of the contemporary American South. They are drawn to voices that shine a light on the complexities and diversities of the New South.

Tips From the Editor

Please submit a query letter. Only submit writing samples upon request. Submit brief query letter that pertains to theme, character development, and how work “fits” Red Dirt Press; plot-synopsis is not fundamental to our decision. Submit query letters only by email to Only queries sent to this email address within our reading period will be responded to. We do not read unsolicited manuscripts.

Contact Information

Amy Susan Wilson, Editor
1831 North Park Avenue
Shawnee, OK 74804
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Last updated: Feb 26, 2024