SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN JUNE 1 - NOVEMBER 1


FICTION

Our editors read all fiction submissions 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 brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

Awarding one of the richest purses among literary magazines, the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction recognizes exceptional works with a prize of $1,000! Contest submissions must respect the 5,000 word count limit. The reading fee for this contest is $20 per submission.


NONFICTION

Our editors read all nonfiction submissions 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 brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 

Awarding an annual prize of $1,333, the Gabriele Rico Challenge for Nonfiction recognizes outstanding works of nonfiction of up to 5,000 words. The reading fee for this contest is $20 per submission.


POETRY

Writers are welcome to submit up to five 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 or PDF
  • number pages
  • provide a brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 

Poets may compete for the Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry, which awards $1,000. The reading fee for this contest is $20 for each submission of up to five poems. 

 

ART

Art submissions may include up to five pieces of art, including photography.

Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address on the first page
  • articulate the details of the medium, including any modifications made to photos
  • ensure submissions are rendered in an easily accessible format such as .jpg
  • provide a brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 

Artists may compete for the Mary Blair Award for Art, which awards $1,000. The fee for contest submissions is $20. Contestants are also encouraged to provide a link to their digital portfolio.

Non-contest art submissions will be considered for pages within the journal. We especially enjoy works in black and white. Non-contest color works may be featured as space permits, and on our website. Reed 152 is an open-themed issue.

Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. We are looking for creative nonfiction, e.g. personal essays or narratives, not scholarly papers or book reviews. All works should be stand-alone essays, not chapters of a longer work. 

Editors read all nonfiction submissions 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 brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 

Prize submissions require a reading fee of $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (We are sorry that we cannot send complimentary journals to contestants outside the USA because of the cost of postage.)

Contest submissions not selected may still be considered for publication in the magazine.


Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. Writers are welcome to submit up to five 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 or PDF
  • number pages
  • provide a brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 

Poets competing for the Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry, which awards $1,000, must include a $20 fee with each submission of up to five poems. 

Contest submissions not selected may still be considered for publication in the magazine.

Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. Editors read all fiction submissions 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 brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

Awarding one of the richest purses among literary magazines, the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction recognizes exceptional works with a prize of $1,000! To be eligible, submissions must be 5,000 words or fewer and include a reading fee of $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (We are sorry that we cannot send complimentary journals to contestants outside the USA because of the cost of postage.)

Contest submissions not selected may still be considered for publication in the magazine.

Reed plans to feature a portfolio of work by a single artist for the Mary Blair Award for Art, which includes the cover and eight additional images for an interior spread, printed in full color on high-quality stock. Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. Contestants are also encouraged to include a link to a digital portfolio.

Art submissions may include up to five pieces of art, including photography.

Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address on the first page
  • articulate the details of the medium, including any modifications made to photos
  • ensure submissions are rendered in an easily accessible format such as .jpg
  • provide a brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date 

Artists are invited to submit their best work to be considered for the Mary Blair Award for Art, which pays winners $1,000. Each submission of up to five art pieces must be accompanied by a $20 entry fee, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (We are sorry that we cannot send complimentary journals to contestants outside the USA because of the cost of postage.)

Contestants who do not win the Mary Blair Award may also be considered for publication, both in print and on our website. 


Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. We are looking for creative nonfiction, e.g. personal essays or narratives, not scholarly papers or book reviews. All works should be stand-alone essays, not chapters of a longer work. 

Editors read all nonfiction submissions 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 brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date



Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. Writers are welcome to submit up to five poems per submission. Editors consider every entry.

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 or PDF
  • number pages
  • provide a brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. Editors read all fiction submissions 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 brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

Non-contest art submissions will be considered for pages within the journal, especially black and white. We welcome black and white line art, charcoal, and photography. Non-contest color works may be featured as space permits, and on our website. Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. 

Art submissions may include up to five pieces of art, including photography.

Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address on the first page
  • articulate the details of the medium, including any modifications made to photos
  • ensure submissions are rendered in an easily accessible format such as .jpg
  • provide a brief bio
  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date
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