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“Woman on Bench,” an acrylic on panel © by Allen Forrest is our Volume 6 Issue 1 Spring cover art.

Cecile Barlier; Richard Bentley; Abby Caplin; Allen Forrest; Matthew Bruce Harrison; James Hanna; Katrina Hays; D. Nolan Jefferson; Gayle Kaune; Suzanne O’Connell; Luke Roe; Stan Sanvel Rubin; Angie Walls; Chila Woychik 

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“Cowboy Chicken” © a watercolor is our Volume 5 Issue 2 fall cover art, the work of New Mexico-based artist Carol McCoy. Available OnlinePDF Library or ISSUU for Free. Please consider a small donation to help keep us operational. 

“I believe art is utterly important. It is one of the things that could save us.”

Mary Oliver

Dear Readers,

Welcome to Red Savina Review (RSR) Issue 5.2. Enjoy browsing our compilation of poetry, prose, art, book and movie reviews.

RSR’s Fall 2017 Issue includes:

Roy Bentley; Mary Cresswell; Khanh Ha; Theresa Hamman; Nancy Scott Hanway; Gordon Hilgers; Sandra Kolankiewicz; Evalyn Lee; Thomas Locicero; Pete Miller; Sergio A. Ortiz; Stan Sanvel Rubin; Cassandra Rockwood-Rice; Beth Sherman; Howard Winn

Cassandra Rockwood-Rice, of California won our William Carlos Williams Summer Poetry Contest for her insightful poem “THE SUN GASHES.” She received $60.00 and is published in RSR’s fall issue online (2017).

Roy Bentley’s poem “He Spent a Year Hallucinating Peace” received Honorable Mention in RSR’s William Carlos Williams Summer Poetry Contest and appears in our fall issue online (2017).

Check out Pushcart Prize Nominations selected from our Spring and Fall 2017 issues here. Congratulations and good luck to the nominees!

Our editors will be reading submissions during the fall/winter months for our upcoming Spring 2018 issue. Let your writing spirit blossom, then send only your best work.

We hope to hold yet another fiction contest in the near future. However, we’ve been operating on fumes.Your contributions through donating to RSR is highly appreciated. Click here to DONATE .We thank our contributors and donors for allowing us to keep literature alive in a post-literate society.

Thank you for your readership.

Warm regards,

Wendy Gist

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“Spring Hope” © a watercolor is our Volume 5 Issue 1 cover art, the work of New Mexico artist Betty Champlin (1915-2002). Available Online, PDF Library or ISSUU Library for Free. Please consider a small donation.

Dear Readers,

Welcome to Red Savina Review (RSR) Issue  5.1. Please browse our compilation of poetry and prose, art and new book reviews. “Spring Hope” a watercolor is our Volume 5 Issue 1 cover art, the work of New Mexico-based artist Betty Champlin (1915-2002).

RSR’s Fall Issue includes:

Annie Blake; Judith Cody; David Desjardins; Griff Foxley; Donna L. Marsh; TJ McPhearson; Teri Moore; Chris Muniz; Stan Sanvel Rubin; C.C. Russell; Claire Scott; Eva-Maria Sher; Michael Twist; Richard Weaver; Chila Woychik

Michael Twist of Sandy, Oregon won our first Flash Fiction Contest for his flash fiction story “Forest for the Trees.” He received $75.00 and is published in RSR’s spring issue (2017).

The winner of The Loren Eiseley Creative Nonfiction Prize is Chila Woychik for her lyric essay “Guesswork.” Woychik’s creative nonfiction piece appears in our spring issue (2017). She received $100.00.

RSR editors will be reading during the summer for our upcoming poetry contest  – look for guidelines in the near future.

We thank all of our contributors and donors for allowing us to keep literature alive in a post-literate society.Your contribution & support through donating to RSR is highly appreciated. Please consider donating. Click here to DONATE . We thank you in advance.

Thank you again for your readership. Enjoy the Spring ’17 issue!

Warm regards,

Wendy Gist

ISSN 2169-3161

4.2 Fall

“In” © an oil on canvas 24″ x 24″ is our Volume 4 Issue 2 cover art, the work of Canada-based artist Allen Forrest.

Marisa Adame, Roy Bentley, Alan Basting, Nick Conrad, Elizabeth Crowell, Juditha Dowd,  Crystal Lane Swift Ferguson, Charles Kell, Sandra Kolankiewicz, Ryan R. Latini, Kristin Laurel, Donna L, Marsh,Sean Padraic McCarthy, Forest Arthur Ormes, Lauren Walden Rabb, Pamela Rader, Luke Roe, David Anthony Sam, Gerard Sarnat, Christian Stock, Laura Sweeney, Robert Vivian, Sarah Brown Weitzman

 RSR 4.1 Cover Art by Allen Forrest

4.1 Released March, 2016

Beaux Arts, Rhodies By The Lane” an oil on canvas by Allen Forrest.

Roy Bentley, Mary Cresswell, Allen Forrest, Alex Haber, Michelle McMillan-Holifield, Theresa Hamman, James Hanna, Al Kratz, Eleanor Lerman, Oihana Andion Martinez, Jennifer MacBain-Stephens, Joshua Medsker, Katixa Agirre Miguélez, Steve Mitchell, Daniel Moore, Rich Murphy, Caleb Nelson, Lois Roma-Deeley, Stanley Rubin, David Anthony Sam, Elizabeth Savage, D.N. Simmers, Patty Somlo , Matt Tordoff, Robert Vivian and Jim Weitz.

Red Savina Review Cover art 2015

3.2 “Brooklyn War Memorial 5” by artist Howard Skrill

William Aarnes, Terry Barr, Sheila Bender, Perle Besserman, Byron Beynon, Wayne Burke, Yuan Changming, Ryan Cordle, L.G. Corey, Anna Davis, Alissa DeLaFuente, Sara Dupree, Uxue Alberdi Estibaritz, Allen Forrest, Susan Gaissert, Sarah Ghoshal, Sue Granzella, Richard Krause, Priscilla Luclas, Sophia Luo, Carol McCoy, John Milas, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Christina Murphy, Neela Nandyal, .Douglas Penick, Janelle Rainer, Elizabeth Ray, Tammy Ruggles, C.C. Russell, Abigail Shaw, Howard Skrill, Mary McLaughlin Slechta, Louis Staeble, Jen Stein, Richard Vyse,  Ken Waldman, Karen J. Weyant, Gina Williams, Dr. E. Williamson, Howard Winn, Bill Wolak, Christopher Woods and Robert Zurer.




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