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                        The theme for Issue 154 is

                Cliché

             Send us your fresh and innovative take on it!

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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

We do 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 a longer work. 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 

We do 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 or narratives, not scholarly papers or book reviews. All works should be stand-alone essays, not chapters of a longer work. 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 

We do 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 $1000 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.

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 

We do 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 artists’ work across various disciplines. 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. The contest submission fee is $20.

EMERGING VOICES

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

Reed Magazine is looking to publish the young voices of the South Bay. 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. Please limit prose submissions to 1,000 words. 

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