News Item #19

Dear Writers and Readers,

Beyond the Pale Motel

Exciting news! For our Autumn feature, we’re interviewing an expert in everyday magic: the lovely Francesca Lia Block, author of The Rose and the Beast: Fairy Tales Retold, the Dangerous Angels series, and the hot off the presses Beyond the Pale Motel. We’ll ask her questions about her new book, as well as her love of fairy tales and mythology… and we’ll take questions from you, too! Leave your questions here, and we’ll select a few for the interview.

Please do spread the word!

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Here are Rose Red Review‘s nominations for the 2014 Best of the Net:

Poetry:

A Scandinavian Hotel in Couplets by Alexandra van de Kamp (Winter 2013)
Delilah, Scorned by Elizabeth Johnston (Summer 2014)
Madame de Pompadour Thinks of Little Red Riding Hood by Kristin Stoner (Autumn 2013)
The Color of Magic Diane Lockward (Autumn 2013)
The Giraffe by Matt Morris (Summer 2014)
The Summerland by William Reichard (Summer 2014)

Prose:

Path Before Giants by Jo Taylor (Summer 2014)
The Night You Showed Me Ambaglass by Graham Tugwell (Summer 2013)

Creative Non-Fiction:
Selkie by Julie Jeanell Leung (Summer 2014)

Please note: Works from the Autumn 2014 issue will be eligible for the 2015 Best of the Net.

Rose Red Review no longer plans to nominate work for the Pushcart Prize. A lot of politics are involved; as such, it’s highly unlikely submissions from “unknown”/online publications are even read.

Warm Regards,
Larissa Nash

News Item #18

Dear Writers and Readers,

Pumpkin Season

Happy Autumnal Equinox, and a Merry Pumpkin Spice Latte Season to you! The Autumn 2014 issue of Rose Red Review is now live. (How gorgeous are the photographs by Carey Blankenship and Ellen Chai?)

In a few days, I’ll announce our nominations for the 2014 Best of the Net. Stay tuned!

As always, happy reading!

Warm Regards,
Larissa Nash

News Item #15

Dear Writers and Readers,

I’ve had to push back the Spring 2014 issue to April 22nd, Earth Day. The remaining response letters will be sent by April 1st. Rose Red Review will still open to new submissions on April 1st.

I’ve enlisted the help of a wonderful poet, Jennifer Marie Martin, and I’m looking for one more reader. If you’re interested in reading for Rose Red Review, please e-mail me.

Thank you for being understanding.

Warm Regards,
Larissa Nash
Rose Red Review

News Item #13

Dear Writers and Readers,

Happy Autumnal Equinox! The Autumn 2013 issue of Rose Red Review is now live. I’m especially excited about this issue, as it is a themed issue: Hallowe’en. Thank you so much for your wonderful submissions! (And in a happy twist of fate, this news item is lucky number thirteen. Spookiness abounds!)

I have some Hallowe’en treats for you all! Here are Rose Red Review‘s nominations for the 2013 Best of the Net:

Poetry:

The Selkie Laments by Amber Decker (Spring 2013)
An excerpt from The Rainy Season Diaries by Jennifer Reimer (Winter 2012)
Pulling at Our Minds by John W. Sexton (Spring 2013)
Loveless (I am the Snow Queen) Brittany Warman (Spring 2013)
It All Comes Back to Ritual by Angela Maria Williams (Winter 2012)
Reflection on a Line by James Wright by Ellen Roberts Young (Winter 2012)

Prose:

The CEO Who Could Fly, But Didn’t Want To by David Dickerson (Winter 2012)
Portrait of an Ex-Lover by Sanchari Sur (Spring 2013)

Please note: Works from the Summer 2013 and Autumn 2013 issues will be eligible for the 2014 Best of the Net.

And here are the nominations for the Pushcart Prize:

Poetry:

The Selkie Laments by Amber Decker (Spring 2013)
Fox by Doireann Ní Ghríofa (Summer 2013)
A Ballad of the Northlands by Sandi Leibowitz (Summer 2013)
The Color of Magic by Diane Lockward (Autumn 2013)
Madame de Pompadour Thinks of Little Red Riding Hood by Kristin Stoner (Autumn 2013)

Prose:

The CEO Who Could Fly, But Didn’t Want To by David Dickerson (Winter 2012)

Also, Rose Red Review‘s first annual anthology of selected works will be released on Amazon in early October. Stay tuned!

Warm Regards,
Larissa Nash
Rose Red Review

News Item #12

Dear Writers and Readers,

The Summer 2013 issue of Rose Red Review is now live! I apologize for its delayed release; my residency at Pacific University did not yield much free time. Of note: the campus itself is the stuff of fairy tales:

Marsh Hall, Pacific University

During residency, I had coffee with the lovely Jeannine Hall Gailey, whom I featured in the first issue of Rose Red Review. (Can you believe it? The publication is now a year-old!) Her new book, Unexplained Fevers, is out now. If you enjoy her poems, please consider purchasing this wonderful collection!

Rose Red Review is currently accepting submissions for its Autumn 2013 issue. In accordance with the submission guidelines, please use Submittable. I do not accept e-mail submissions; please e-mail me only if you have questions about the publication, or if you need to withdraw a piece from your submission. Individual e-mails are occasionally lost within waves of spam. Submittable ensures your submission will be read.

In anticipation of Halloween, I would like to see a variety of themed submissions for the Autumn 2013 issue: work that concerns the dark origin of fairy tales. Your ghosts. Your goblins. Your beasts. Rattle those chains! The reading period for the Autumn 2013 issue will close August 12th, 2013.

Happy Summer, and happy reading!

Warm Regards,
Larissa Nash
Rose Red Review

News Item #11

Dear Writers and Readers,

The Spring 2013 issue of Rose Red Review is now live! Here there be selkies, mermaids, pirates, Indians, crows, evil faeries (and naive ones), ghosts, aliens, gardens of life and death, strange doorways, and beauty… always beauty.

Happy Reading!

Warm Regards,
Larissa Nash
Rose Red Review

News Item #10

Dear Writers and Readers,

What lies in the shadow of Spam Mountain?

My sincere apologies to all! The crew of “Fae Hoarders” helped me unearth your comments from beneath Spam Mountain. I didn’t mean to slight anyone! Your comments will be posted today, and I will answer any questions as soon as possible.

Rose Red Review is currently accepting submissions, for the Summer issue, until May 21st. The Spring issue will arrive online April 22nd, in celebration of Earth Day. I see many of you have inquired about the reading periods (Again, so sorry!); you may find information about them here, here, and here:

April 15, 2013 – May 21, 2013
July 1, 2013 – August 12, 2013
October 1, 2013 – November 15, 2013
January 1, 2014 – February 20, 2014

Happy Spring! Happy Submitting! I’m super-excited! Exclamation points!

Warm Regards,
Larissa Nash
Rose Red Review