Accepting Submissions 

                               for Issue 156


Contests

Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Art
June 1 - November 1

Emerging Voices
June 1 - December 1



General

Fiction
June 1 - October 1

Poetry
June 1 - October 1

Nonfiction
June 1 - December 1

Art
June 1 - December 1



FICTION

Writers may submit pieces of up to 5,000 words. 

Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address on the first page
  • format stories in double-spaced 12-point font
  • include word count
  • number pages
  • provide a 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

Reed Magazine does not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.

Contest guidelines: Awarding one of the richest purses among literary magazines—$1,000 for the winning story—the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction recognizes exceptional works of fiction. Aesthetically, we are open to most styles and approaches, including experimental and literary. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of longer works. The contest submission fee is $20.

POETRY

Writers may submit up to five (5) poems per submission.

Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address on the first page
  • format poems in 12-point font
  • submit up to five poems in a single document
  • number pages
  • provide a 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 

Reed Magazine does not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.

Contest guidelines: With an award of $1,000 for the winning poem, the Edwin Markham Prize honors outstanding works of poetry. Our taste is eclectic and celebrates the wonderful diversity of forms, styles, and levels of diction available to the contemporary poet. The contest submission fee is $20.

NONFICTION

Writers may submit pieces of up to 5,000 words. 

Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address on the first page
  • format pieces in double-spaced 12-point font
  • include word count
  • number pages
  • provide a 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 

Reed Magazine does not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.

Contest guidelines: The Gabriele Rico Challenge for Nonfiction recognizes outstanding works of nonfiction, awarding $1,333 to the author of the winning entry. We are looking for creative nonfiction, such as personal essays and narratives, not scholarly papers or book reviews. All works should be stand-alone essays, not chapters of longer works. The contest submission fee is $20.

ART

Artists may submit up to five (5) pieces of studio art, including photography, per submission.

Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address on the first page
  • include available art credits: title, medium, dimensions, year
  • ensure submissions are rendered in an easily accessible format such as .jpg
  • ensure submissions are at least 300 dpi
  • provide a 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 

Reed Magazine does not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.

Contest guidelines: The Mary Blair Award for Art honors exceptional work across various disciplines. With a prize of $1,000, this award seeks new and fresh artist perspectives to create a dialogue with our audience. Works can be stand-alone pieces or parts of larger series. The contest submission fee is $20.

EMERGING VOICES

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is for high-school students of Santa Clara County, CA, only.

Reed Magazine seeks to publish the young voices of the South Bay. Submit your original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or visual art/photography and see your work featured in California's oldest literary journal! Scholarly works are also accepted. Reed Magazine does not accept work that has been previously published. Please limit prose submissions to 1,000 words. 

Reed Magazine is looking to publish the young voices of the south Bay Area. Submit your original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or visual art/photography and let your voice be heard! Scholarly works are also accepted. We do not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.
This contest is for high school students of Santa Clara County, CA, ONLY.
 


Please be sure to:
All submissions

  • include your preferred first and given last name, name of the high school you attend, and genre you are submitting to in your cover letter
  • provide a brief 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date


Fiction/Nonfiction

  • attach written pieces as a Word document
  • format pieces in double-spaced 12-point font 
  • include word count (1,000-word limit)
  • number pages


Poetry

  • attach written pieces as a Word document
  • format pieces in 12-point font 
  • submit up to two (2) poems in a single file
  • number pages


Visual Art/Photography

  • include available art credits: title, medium, dimensions, year 
  • ensure submissions are rendered in an easily accessible format such as .jpg
  • submit up to two (2) works 
  • ensure submissions are at least 300 dpi


Winner receives monetary prize, as well as publication in and a free copy of the latest issue of Reed Magazine. Multiple submissions are accepted as separate entries. Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the journal and/or online.

The Mary Blair Award for Art honors exceptional artists’ work across various media. With a prize of $1,000, this award is constantly seeking new and fresh artist perspectives to create a dialogue with our audience. Works can be stand-alone pieces or part of a larger series. We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Artists may submit up to five (5) pieces of studio art, including photography, per submission.


Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter
  • include available art credits: title, medium, dimensions, year
  • ensure submissions are rendered in an easily accessible format such as .jpg
  • ensure submissions are at least 300 dpi
  • provide a brief 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 


The contest submission fee is $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (Please note that submitters with US addresses on file will receive print copies of the journal, whereas those with international addresses may receive digital copies.) Multiple submissions are accepted as separate entries. The winner of the Mary Blair Award may have a portfolio of their work featured in the journal and/or online (as space permits). Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the journal and/or online. Contest pieces may be considered for the cover.

The Gabriele Rico Challenge for Nonfiction recognizes outstanding works of nonfiction, awarding $1,333 to the author of the winning entry. We are looking for creative  nonfiction, such as personal essays and narratives, not scholarly papers or book reviews. All works should be stand-alone essays, not chapters of a longer work. We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Please limit prose submissions to 5,000 words. 


Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves)
  • format pieces in double-spaced 12-point font
  • include word count (5,000-word limit)
  • number pages
  • provide a brief 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 


The contest reading fee is $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed Magazine. (Please note that submitters with US addresses on file will receive print copies of the journal, whereas those with international addresses may receive digital copies.) Multiple submissions are accepted as separate entries. Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the journal and/or online.

With an award of $1,000 for the winning poem, the Edwin Markham Prize honors outstanding works of poetry. Our taste is eclectic and celebrates the wonderful diversity of forms, styles, and levels of diction available to the contemporary poet. We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Writers may submit up to five (5) poems per submission.


Please be sure to:  

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves)
  • format poems in 12-point font
  • submit up to five (5) poems in a single document
  • number pages
  • provide a brief 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 


The contest reading fee is $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed Magazine. (Please note that submitters with US addresses on file will receive print copies of the journal, whereas those with international addresses may receive digital copies.) Multiple submissions are accepted as separate entries. Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the journal and/or online.

Awarding one of the richest purses among literary magazines—$1,000 for the winning story—the John Steinbeck Award recognizes exceptional works of fiction.  Aesthetically, we are open to most styles and approaches, including experimental and literary. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. We do not accept previously published work. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Please limit prose submissions to 5,000 words.


Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves)
  • format stories in double-spaced 12-point font
  • include word count (5,000-word limit)
  • number pages
  • provide a brief 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

 
The contest reading fee is $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed Magazine. (Please note that submitters with US addresses on file will receive print copies of the journal, whereas those with international addresses may receive digital copies.) Multiple submissions are accepted as separate entries. Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the journal and/or online. 

Reed Magazine seeks artwork that reverberates beyond the page, with imagery that lingers in the minds and challenges viewers to think. Our pages are open to a variety of media and styles. Artists may submit up to five (5) pieces of studio art, including photography, per submission.


Please be sure to: 

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves)
  • include available art credits: title, medium, dimensions, year 
  • ensure submissions are rendered in an easily accessible format such as .jpg
  • ensure submissions are at least 300 dpi 
  • provide a brief 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

 
Reed Magazine does not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. General Art submissions may be considered for the cover.

Reed Magazine  seeks  creative nonfiction, such as personal essays and narratives, not scholarly papers or book reviews. All works should be stand-alone essays, not chapters of longer works. Writers may submit pieces of up to 5,000 words. 

Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves)
  • format pieces in double-spaced 12-point font
  • include word count (5,000-word limit)
  • number pages
  • provide a brief 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date


Reed Magazine does not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.

Note: General poetry submissions are accepted June 1 through October 1.

Writers are welcome to submit up to five (5) poems per submission. Our taste is eclectic and celebrates the wonderful diversity of forms, styles, and levels of diction available to the contemporary poet.


Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves)
  • format poems in 12-point font
  • submit up to five (5) poems in a single document
  • number pages
  • provide a brief 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date


Reed Magazine does not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Please only submit once during our open reading period.

Note:  General fiction submissions are accepted June 1 through October 1.

Writers may submit pieces of up to 5,000 words.  Aesthetically, Reed Magazine is open to most styles and approaches, including experimental and literary. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of longer works.


Please be sure to: 

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves)
  • format stories in double-spaced 12-point font
  • include word count (5,000-word limit)
  • number pages
  • provide a brief 50-word bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date


Reed Magazine does not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Please only submit once during our open reading period.

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