English Writing

Creative Writing Program

Red Wheelbarrow       

so much depends/upon/a red wheel/barrow--William Carlos Williams (1923)

De Anza College's literary magazine appears annually in both a National and a Student Edition. The National Edition is published each fall and is open to poets and writers from around the country and the world. The spring Student Edition is open only to students in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. Founded in 1976, Red Wheelbarrow was known as Bottomfish until 2001.

Join the staff of Red Wheelbarrow (EWRT 65/68)

Submission deadlines: February 15th for the National Edition and May 20th for the Student Edition.

Submission guidelines: Submissions by post or e-mail. Digital submissions encouraged. Simultaneous submissions acceptable if indicated. Two to six month response time for National Edition.  E-mail submissions as WORD or RTF attachments to weisnerken@fhda.edu.

(This website is currently under construction—renovations to be completed in January of 2015)

Magazine overview and history

Editor: Ken Weisner weisnerken@fhda.edu 

Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014-5702

Poetry: up to 5 poems
Fiction: 1 short story (up to 5,000 words), or up to 3 short-shorts
1 dramatic piece up to 5,000 words
Creative Nonfiction:
1 piece up to 5,000 words
Photographs/Drawings (student edition only*):
up to 5 prints or digital files.
*Do not send originals. We require B&W work for the inside of the magazine, but color may be considered for the cover.
Comics: 1 brief graphic story
National edition contributors: Please include a brief autobiographical statement. For snail mail submissions, enclose an SASE and/or an email address for reply.

Student edition
contributors: Please do not include your name on the manuscript itself, only in cover letter or body of e-mail. All work (including work submitted by Red Wheelbarrow staff members) is judged anonymously.

English Writing Building: L-1 Language Arts
Contact: Susan Edman
Phone: 408-864-8547

Last Updated: 4/17/15