Ends on November 1, 2018

$20.00 USD

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.