Submissions Open June 1 - November 1
Awarding one of the richest purses among literary magazines, the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction recognizes exceptional works of fiction. 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. Reed 153 is an open-themed issue. Multiple submissions are accepted.
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
provide a brief bio
make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date
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.