An Update

It’s been a while! For those you that don’t know – I broke the website in 2019. I’m sorry. It was a big technical mess. Then we had money trouble. We were a paying market, so that was a big problem. The other editors had moved on to other projects, which was a good thing for them. so I sort of just waited until there was a good time to try again.

Likely Red is back now, if you want it, that is.

Going forward, there are going to be a few changes to help prevent things from imploding into itself in the future:

  1. We are no longer a paying market. We loved being a paying market, but it’s just no longer in the cards. We hope you will continue to submit your stories anyway.
  2. We no longer charge submission fees.
  3. Submissions are now only accepted via email at we ever get some funds, maybe we’ll revisit Submittable, but for now, email is best.
  4. We are switching to a quarterly issue schedule. More details will come as we gather submissions and arrange our next issue.
  5. We are now open for submissions again.

Complete guidelines can be found on our Submissions page.

Thank you all for your tremendous encouragement and support over the years.

To the future,

Eric – Editor

Announcing Our New Masthead

Our first year as a literary journal (lit mag?), I had the opportunity to publish amazing authors. When we continued this year, I wasn’t at all prepared for the expanded and wonderful reception we received from our readers and contributors. We made some changes early on, like transitioning into a small press. We put out our first ebook, a short literary series called The Fancy Arm Hole, for which I’m grateful to the authors for allowing us to publish. It’s only our second year, and we are still learning a lot.

One thing I did learn was that we needed to expand our team. Today, I’m proud to share the news of who we’ve brought on to help continue bringing you Likely Red. – Eric Shay Howard – Editor-In-Chief. Continue reading “Announcing Our New Masthead”

Thanks to strong support early this year, we’ll be launching our new weekly format beginning on Monday, April 2nd, 2018. Here is the list of the upcoming pieces.

“I Woke Up”, poetry by Keith Mark Gaboury – April 2nd, 2018.

“Dated Containers”, poetry by Deborah Guzzi – April 9th, 2018.

“Squint”, creative non-fiction by Elise Wallace – April 16th, 2018.

“2016.15”, poetry by Bradley J. Fest – April 23rd, 2018.

“The Daily News”, poetry by Ashley Hajimirsadeghi – April 30th, 2018.

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