Reed Magazine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.



SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN JUNE 1 - NOVEMBER 1

UPDATE: DEADLINE FOR ART SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 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 an annual prize, 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 one of the richest purses in nonfiction, the Gabriele Rico Challenge bestows $1,333 for an outstanding essay 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 for this category. Non-contest color works may be featured as space permits, and on our website. The next issue of Reed is an open-themed issue.

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