A novel red emitting phosphor, Ca2SnO4: Eu3+, was prepared by the low temperature solid state reaction. X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) analysis confirmed the formation of Ca2SnO4: Eu3+. Scanning electron-microscopy (SEM) observation indicated a narrow size distribution of about 500 nm for the particles with spherical shape. Under 396 nm excitation, the Ca2SnO4: Eu3+ phosphor exhibits novel red emission at about 613 nm which is assigned to the 5D0→7F2 electric-dipole transition. Furthermore, the emission transition 5D0→7F2 has been found to be more prominent over the normal orange emission transition 5D0→7F1.