The Red Branch Journal

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Web, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Yearly ($20)
Less than 1,000
Editorial Focus: 

RED BRANCH is a celebration of honest and imaginative artistic expression. It was founded with the intention of fostering an intimate dialogue between artist and editor and providing publishing opportunities for artists at any stage in their careers.

A literary biannual, Red Branch publishes original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and plays for both screen and stage.

Tips From the Editor: 

Submissions should be sent to and should adhere to the following guidelines:

— Short Fiction (7,000 words or fewer), up to two entries
— Long Fiction (in installments of 7,000 or fewer)
— Poetry (up to ten poems or 400 lines)
— Short Plays / Screenplays (10,000 words or fewer), up to two entries
— Art (pdf & jpg formats), up to 10 entries

Please include a brief cover letter introducing yourself and your work.

We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify the editorial staff immediately if they are accepted elsewhere.

Deadline for Winter Issue:
September 15

Deadline for Summer Issue:
March 15

Contact Information
Catherine Duennebier and Murat Oztaskin, Editors
407 West 49th Street
Apt. 5E
New York,
New York

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Last updated: July 31, 2013

Current Issue

Cover Story 

Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.


Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.


Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.