SUBMISSION

GUIDLINES

OPEN JUNE 1 - NOVEMBER 1

Please note that Issue 154 is themed:

Cliché

Send us your fresh and innovative take on it!

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FICTION

Writers may submit pieces of up to 5,000 words. 

Aesthetically, we are open to most styles and approaches, including experimental and literary. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work.

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 50-word bio

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

 

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

For paid contest entries, please refer to the guidelines listed at:

John Steinbeck Award for Fiction

NONFICTION

Writers may submit pieces of up to 5,000 words. 

We are looking for creative nonfiction, such as personal essays or narratives, not scholarly papers or book reviews. All works should be stand-alone essays, not chapters of a longer work.

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 50-word bio

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

 

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

For paid contest entries, please refer to the guidelines listed at:

Gabriele Rico Challenge for Nonfiction

POETRY

Writers may submit up to five (5) poems per submission.

Our taste is eclectic and celebrates the wonderful diversity of forms, styles, and levels of diction available to the contemporary poet.

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

  • number pages

  • provide a 50-word bio

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

 

We do not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Please only submit once during our open reading period.

 

For paid contest entries, please refer to the guidelines listed at:

Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry

ART

Artists may submit up to five (5) pieces of studio art, including photography, per submission.

 

Please be sure to:

  • include your name, address, phone number, and email address when submitting

  • include available art credits: title, medium, dimensions, year

  • ensure submissions are rendered in an easily accessible format such as .jpg

  • ensure submissions are at least 300 dpi

  • provide a 50-word bio

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

 

We do not accept work that has been previously published. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is selected for publication elsewhere. Both contest and non-contest art submissions may be considered for the cover.

For paid contest entries, please refer to the guidelines listed at:

Mary Blair Award for Art

EMERGING

VOICES

YOUNG

WRITERS

PLEASE NOTE: This contest is for Santa Clara County, CA, high-school students only.

Reed Magazine is looking to publish the young voices of the South Bay. Submit your original fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or visual art/photography and let your voice be heard! Scholarly works are also accepted. We do not accept work that has been previously published. Please limit prose submissions to 1,000 words. 

Emerging Voices Young Writers contest page

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