Red Bike Press Submission Portal
The Red Bike Press inaugural short fiction contest opens July 1st! Early bird submissions will be accepted in the month of July. The regular submission period is August through November. Late submissions will be accepted during the month of December.
IMPORTANT: Please click the "more" link in the category under which you are submitting to review submission and formatting guidelines.
Please note we will soon be looking for poetry and art submissions, too. More details will be coming soon.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to reading your submissions.
IMPORTANT: In addition to the formatting guidelines below, please carefully read the full contest guidelines on our website: Red Bike Review Short Fiction Contest Guidelines
We are looking for short fiction with a minimum of 2,000 words and a maximum of 5,000 words. Submissions must be double-spaced using an easy-to-read, 12-point font (consider a font like Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri), in .docx format. Please type your word count in the upper, right-hand corner of your submission. Word count is exclusive of the title of the piece.
Submissions are initially read blind, so do NOT include your name or any identifying information on your piece. Only include the title of your piece, the text and the word count, and nothing more. If you include your name or other identifying information in your piece, it will not be read. If you use a review and/or comment feature in your word processing program while drafting your story, be sure to accept or delete all changes and comments before submitting your piece.
You may submit more than one piece, but no more than one piece per Author will be accepted for publication in a one-year period.