From the introduction to the Red Rising Magazine website:
Welcome to Red Rising Magazine! The idea for this magazine started off after a day of action. A group of us had been at Water Wednesdays, where we had stood outside and raised awareness about Winnipeg’s water source. We were on our way back and thought that it might be a good idea to create an Indigenous-themed magazine. Some of the discussions that we had that day revolved around us having gone through media interviews this past year and having our stories skewed by the interviewer to fit their narrative. This is our opportunity to showcase our voices as a collective.
Everyone involved in helping to get this magazine going is each working hard in their respective fields. However, when we come together as a collective, we get to show a strong, united voice. There is a lot of momentum happening in our community right now, and we feel like it’s a good idea to try to capture the energy of indigenous people rising to the occasion. We assert ourselves as leader and work hard for respect. We feel like there has never been a better time to be indigenous and that, if we work hard enough, we can begin to take on more leadership roles in this country.
The idea is to create a magazine that is unfiltered and able to tell a story about what is happening right now, and what is about to happen next. The work that we will continue to do will be relentless, and will hopefully inspire a new generation of Indigenous artists, thinkers, writers, and leaders in the community. Welcome to Red Rising. The time for our stories to be told is now!
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)
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.)
Have you been previously published? Y/N (If yes, where have you been published before?)
Category: Art, Articles, Events, Fiction, Music, News, Poetry, Video, Uncategorized
Tags: (e.g., MMIW, Indigenous, land and water, traditional medicines, etc.
Is this an original submission? Y/N (If no, where has the piece been published before?)
By submitting, contributors agree to non-exclusive publication and distribution of their work through our print magazine, our website (redrisingmagazine.ca), and a printable PDF for Education Subscriptions. Contributors retain copyright of their work.
As a volunteer-run and community-supported initiative, we are unable to pay contributors at this time. Thank you for sharing your work with the community and being part of the village making Red Rising Magazine possible.
All submissions will undergo anonymous review by the Selection Committee (see criteria below). Shortlisted submissions will be printed in the next issue. All submissions will be published online at redrisingmagazine.ca and shared in a printable PDF through the Education Subscription.
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
We welcome submissions from all walks of life, but we will be prioritizing print publication of Indigenous youth, as well as ensuring gender diversity and featuring work by new writers and artists and submissions written in/about traditional languages.