We are a literary, artsy, for-shits-and-giggles, and sometimes for reals small press. We launched online in the spring of 2017 out of fear, selfishness, and with an identity crisis. To be honest, we really don’t know what the hell we’re doing. We try to push the right buttons to nominate some of our contributors for literary awards such as The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. You can view our list of annual nominations here.

What We Publish

We publish Likely Red Magazine, an online literary journal (lit mag?) of prose, poetry, and literary stuff.


Eric Shay Howard – Founder & Editor-in-Chief – He has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Louisville. He’s the author of the fiction collection, Crushes. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Find him at ericshayhoward.com.

Former Editors & Readers

Ariana D. Den Bleyker (Editor) – Joe Russo (Guest Editor) – John Eric Davis (Photography) – Brittanie Maccarone (Submissions Reader) Damon McKinney (Associate Editor) – Ben Tucker (Submissions Reader)

Submissions And Opportunities

See our Submission Guidelines before submitting your work to us.

Contact us via email at likelyredsubmissions@gmail.com with any business inquires.

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