Reed 153 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.
Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the magazine.