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  Announcing: Reed 153 Contest Winners 

John Steinbeck Prize

Congratulations to Richard Stim for

“Closer to Heaven”


Richard Stim has written for NewsdayInterviewSpin MagazineAudioFile, and California Living. He is the author of numerous legal books, a middle-grade mystery series, and is a founding member of two bands, MX-80 Sound and Angel Corpus Christi. He lives with his wife in a houseboat in Sausalito.


Gabriele Rico Challenge

Congratulations to Eileen Collins for 

"Two Tablespoons of Tim"


Eileen Vorbach Collins began writing to confront her grief. Her stories have been published in a number of journals and she received the Diana Woods Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction. Eileen is honored that her work has been selected for the Gabriele Rico Challenge Award and publication in Reed Magazine.

Edwin Markham Prize

Congratulations to Jeanne Julian for

"Intimacy at The Blue Moon Café"


Jeanne Julian’s chapbooks are Blossom and Loss and Relic and Myth; her collection Like the O in Hope was published in 2019 by The Poetry Box Select. Her poems have been published in The Comstock ReviewPoetry QuarterlyNaugatuck River Review, and other journals.

Edwin Markham Prize

Congratulations to Rodrigo Toscano for



Rodrigo Toscano is the author ten books of poetry. His latest is In Range (Counterpath). His Collapsible Poetics Theater (Fence Books) was a National Poetry Series selection. His poetry has appeared in over twelve anthologies. He works for the Labor Institute as a national project director strategizing around environmental and labor culture transformation. He lives in New Orleans.

Mary Blair Award

Congratulations to Dana Kotler for

"The Introduction"

Dana Kotler was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and grew up in Jerusalem, Israel. She studied in New York and currently creates paintings and sculptures at her studio in Jersey City. Kotler has been awarded numerous artist grants, exhibits domestically and abroad, teaches in US universities, and leads workshops in Ireland.

Reed Magazine

proudly announces the digital publication of Issue 152!





Now available as an e-book! Issue 152 contains work from award-winning creators of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and more! Download the new issue today!


Have we got a story for you…

good work pays!


Reed Magazine welcomes submissions June 1 through November 1. Writers and artists are encouraged to submit to our contests in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and visual art, each of which awards up to $1000.


Our editors review every submission! 


Contributing Artists

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