Red Earth Productions & Cultural Work is a community arts organization. In addition to our own projects, we partner with other cultural and community arts organizations and foundations to create artivism. Our projects currently include: Poets Responding, and Prickly Pear Publishing & Nopalli Press.
Specific calls for submissions are based on projects being undertaken by our organization and ones we partner with.
We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, memoir, visual art, photography, and on occasion - music, and video. Please see specifics in each of the calls for submissions below.
Some of the organizations we partner with are: Cloud Women's Dream Society, FlowerSong Books, the Francisco X. Alarcón Literary Arts Foundation, and the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival.
Red Earth Production & Cultural Work believes in the artist as activist, and are committed to including all voices who believe that a better world is possible.
Boundless - The Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival’s Anthology for 2020 is now accepting submissions!
Boundless will be published as a perfect bound edition with an ISBN and will be available on amazon.com. As always, poets do not have to register for or attend our festival in order to submit work for publication. A free copy of the anthology will be gifted to the included poets that are present at the Festival. Those anthologized poets not present, may request to receive a copy through the US mail however, shipping costs will be the responsibility of the poet.
Previous editions include poets from across the U.S., China, India, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Mexico, Bangladesh, and England, Scotland, Ireland, etc.
Become a part of this exciting anthology!
Submit up to three typewritten poems in a legible font. Poem may be on any topic, and any style—although visual/shape poems can be difficult due to margin restrictions, so please be sure that your poem fits or is formatted for a book of 6x9 dimensions.
Poems may be in any language. (However, we ask for a translation if it is not in English.) Strict 35-line limit per poem, not including title and spaces. Only work submitted to this Submittable page will be accepted for consideration.
No previously published poems--or translations of previously-published poems--please, except from self-published chapbooks with limited distribution. DO NOT place your name or other identifying information on the poems themselves. Please submit ONE document with your poems.
Add a cover letter that must include:
Your Name – as you wish to it appear on your published work.
The Title(s) of your poem(s), or the first line for an untitled poem.
E-mail address AND phone number.
A short bio – 50 words or less– written in third person and
focusing on your life as a writer.
If you change your e-mail, please let us know immediately.
A limited amount of perfect-bound copies of the anthology will be available for purchase at the anthology release event and potentially thereafter.
Youth Section Submissions Are Welcome from High School Students--Same Guidelines (Bio must denote Youth Submission)!