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Submission Guidelines

SUBMISSIONS 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

  • must be in a .doc or .docx file format

John Steinbeck Award for Fiction - $1,000 Prize

We do not accept work that has been previously published. Multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.

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

  • must be in a .doc or .docx file format

 

Gabriele Rico Challenge for Nonfiction - $1,333 Prize

We do not accept work that has been previously published. Multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.

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 (.doc or .docx) or PDF

  • number pages

  • provide a brief bio

  • make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry - $1,000 Prize

We do not accept work that has been previously published. Multiple submissions and simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere.

ART UPDATE: DEADLINE FOR ART SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1!

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

  • ensure submissions are at least 300 dpi

  • all art submissions must be .jpeg or .pdf

Mary Blair Award for Art - $1,000 Prize

Non-contest art submissions will be considered for pages within the journal. We especially enjoy works in black and white. Non-contest color works may be featured as space permits, and on our website. Reed 153 is an open-themed issue. Please ensure your Mary Blair submission is at least 300 dpi.

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