Submissions for Red Weather's 40th print edition are open! Remember to read all guidelines before submitting!

This edition will feature poetry, prose, visual art, and audiovisual creations by independent creators.

Please also check out our Fall 2022 Digital Edition from earlier this semester!

Red Weather, Minnesota State University Moorhead's resident publishing club and literary magazine, wants your most polished poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, graphic narratives, visual art (photographs, illustrations, graphics, drawings, paintings, or other media), animations, short films, music and sounds, and video games for inclusion in Issue 40, which will be published in print Spring 2023. For animations, films, music and sounds, and video games, QR codes linking to the piece will be incorporated into the print edition for an interactive experience.

Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting your work:

  • Red Weather accepts multiple submissions, but please submit each piece as a separate submission.
  • You may submit a maximum of 5 works across all categories. No more than 3 submitted works may be prose, short films, or video games.
  • Poetry, prose, and video game submission links must be submitted in the .DOC, .DOCX, or .RTF file formats.
  • Visuals must be submitted in the .JPG, .PNG, or .TIF file formats (minimum 300 dpi, 20 MB maximum).
  • Animations and short films must be submitted in .mp4 format (maximum 10 minutes).
  • Music and sounds must be submitted in .mp3 or .mp4 format (maximum 10 minutes).
  • Your name should not appear anywhere inside the submitted file, including in the file name. This allows the submission readers to remain unbiased.
  • While there are no hard limits on words, space is at a premium. Preference will be given to pieces under 3,000 words in length.
  • By submitting, you attest that all work included is original and owned by you.

We will begin our screening period over winter break December 2022.

All submissions will be considered for publication in the next print edition of Red Weather. Submissions will be screened and selected blindly by Red Weather Publishing Club officers and members. If your work is accepted for publication, you grant Red Weather as publisher first worldwide print and electronic rights, after which all rights revert to the author. Red Weather reserves the right to apply minor edits relating to comprehension, consistency, and conformity to house style to any and all accepted written works.

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