Red Mountain Press, LLC

We believe that there is a wonderful variety of fine, contemporary work being made today.

The public is avid for art, poetry and literature that illuminate our world with beauty and meaningful ideas but which all too often do not meet the criteria of commercial publishers. This work can find a home here. We publish contemporary books of the highest quality. The books are as beautiful as their contents.

The emphasis will always be on quality and relevance to contemporary life.

We collaborate with artists and authors individually to realize their unique vision in the form of a book.

Red Mountain Press awards a prize for poetry.

RD Ross, the owner and publisher of Red Mountain Press, is a tireless organizer, giving a lifetime of service to community efforts, especially in the arts and education. RD is an architect by profession and has decades of experience in non-profit organizational development and public-private partnerships.

Susan Gardner, publisher and founding editor, is a poet, painter, photographer and literary editor. She has received wide recognition for her poetry and memoir and her art has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Europe, Japan, Mexico, and the United States.

Distributor: Small Press Distribution

Red Mountain Press publishes poetry and poets’ memoirs and literary fiction.

Our books represent the point of view of the author and are beautiful objects of lasting value. The authors retain full rights to their work. We use the best papers and printers, with manufacturing processes that are low impact and resource conserving.

The 2019 winner of the Red Mountain Poetry Prize is Arne Weingart for Unpractical Thinking. This stellar achievement will be published in 2020.

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Guidelines and Submission Manager for the prize at the Poetry Prize tab. The deadline is October. 18. The judge is Lisa Rosenberg.

RED MOUNTAIN PRESS has a full publication schedule for the near future. We will read new regular submissions in a few months. Go to the Submit tab for full information and guidelines. If invited to send your manuscript, use Times or Palatino 12 point font and format in Word or PDF, without gimmicks, glitz or gyrations. We have no fees for regular submissions.

Manuscripts cannot be returned. Do not send attachments. Because of the large volume of malware, attachments will be immediately discarded.