Are you Indigenous? Do you want to be published in Red Rising Magazine?

Our next two themes will be:
  • Issue 7: Two-Spirit
  • Issue 8: Language
Full submission call-out will be posted soon!

Send us your art, photos, poetry and writing for a chance to be published in Red Rising Magazine.


How To Submit

Please note: There is a limit of three written submissions per issue, e.g., poetry, essays, stories, lyrics. There is no limit for art or photo submissions per issue.

Please send us an email to with the following:

  • Your written submission in .doc or .docx format, photography or art submissions in .jpg format, or links to audio/video work.
  • A photo of yourself
  • A photo or image to accompany a written submission (this must be a photo for which you hold copyright or have permission to use)
  • “About You” and “Submission Info” (copy and paste from below)

About You
Author Name:
Age: Up to 17, 18-25, 26-35, 36+, Elder
Gender: (e.g., female, two-spirited, male, queer, etc.)
Location: (e.g., country, province, community, First Nation, reserve, band, etc.)
Nation: (e.g., Anishinaabe, Cree, Dene, Metis, non-Indigenous, etc.)
Bio: (Tell us a little about yourself.)
Has any of your work been published in print? Y/N (If yes, where?)

Submission Info (please copy and paste for multiple submissions)
Submission Title:
Category: Art, Articles, Events, Fiction, Music, News, Poetry, Video, Uncategorized
Tags: (e.g., MMIW, Indigenous, land and water, traditional medicines, etc.
Has this piece been published in print or online, or been exhibited? Y/N (If yes, where? Please note that we do not re-publish written work that has previously been printed.)

Submit your article, poem, art, music and more to!
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Red Rising Magazine Contributor Agreement

By submitting work to Red Rising Magazine, contributors agree to non-exclusive publication and distribution of their work. Contributors retain copyright of their work, and have the authority to re-publish their work independently or with other publications after initial publication with Red Rising Magazine.

Contributors authorize Red Rising Magazine and the Red Rising Collective to use, copy, exhibit, distribute, gift, display, and otherwise dispose of any writing, photographs, or images submitted to Red Rising Magazine, including without limitation, their name and/or likeness and/or voice. Contributors acknowledge that submissions may be used in any publication, multimedia production, display, advertisement or WorldWide Web Publication, including but not limited to print and digital versions of Red Rising Magazine and anthologies, our website (, social media platforms, and educational resources.

Contributors waive any form of compensation or interest arising from the nonprofit use of any and all submissions.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Selection Process

All submissions will undergo anonymous review by the Selection Committee (see criteria below). Shortlisted submissions will be printed in the next issue.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All submissions meeting our Selection Criteria will also be published online at and shared in a printable PDF with our education and community subscribers.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant to Indigenous youth, Indigenous experience, or Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations
  • Addresses current events or theme (if applicable)
  • Empowers, inspires, or challenges the community
  • Ideas are clearly communicated, i.e., requires minimal revision
  • Submission is creative or engaging
  • Submission does not promote or perpetuate racism, violence against women or hate speech of any kind.


Representative Authorship

We welcome submissions from all Indigenous peoples, but we will be prioritizing print publication of Indigenous youth, as well as ensuring gender diversity and featuring work by emerging writers and artists and submissions written in/about traditional languages.


Written Submissions: Copy-editing and design process 

If your written work is shortlisted for print publication, our editing team will contact you with a copy-edited draft for your approval. The edited draft will then be integrated into the print magazine by our design team.

Our design process typically involves integrating written work with art and photography submissions by other contributors, though we will make every effort to use images that you may submit with your written work.

Submit your article, poem, art, music and more to!