Malaika King Albrecht, Deborah Blakely, and Eric Helms are the poetry editors at Redheaded Stepchild Magazine. We know that a lot of kickass poetry gets rejected, and we thought it would be fun to publish only previously rejected poems. We like rejects. That being said, receiving a rejection note from us doesn't say anything about the quality of the poem(s). If it doesn't work out here, submit elsewhere.
Founding editor Malaika King Albrecht’s poems have been or are forthcoming in Asheville Poetry Review, Kakalak: an Anthology of Carolina Poets, 4am, Hiss Quarterly Review, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel - Second Floor, The Pedestal Magazine, Poemeleon and other online and print magazines. She has taught creative writing to sexual abuse survivors and to addicts and alcoholics in therapy groups and also volunteers teaching poetry in schools. She lives in North Carolina and teaches therapeutic horseback riding. She is a board member of JMU's Furious Flower Poetry Center. For way too much info, visit her website.