Reed Magazine Submission Guidelines
Reed Magazine publishes works of short fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and art. If you would like to submit work that fits into any of these categories, please follow our guidelines.
Please keep fiction submissions under 5,000 words. It makes us very happy when your submission has page numbers, and it makes us even happier when you list the word count somewhere on the first page.
Please keep nonfiction submissions under 5,000 words. Again, page numbers put smiles on our editors’ faces. We wouldn’t mind if you included the word count here, too.
You may submit up to five poems with your submission. Please include all poetry submissions in one attachment; we like that.
Please send art submissions to us in a format that is easy to open, such as a jpg file, and let us know the medium of the piece.
Contest submissions for the John Steinbeck Award (fiction), the Gabriele Rico Challenge (creative nonfiction), and the Edwin Markham Prize (poetry), should follow the same guidelines for their respective genres as normal submissions. Prize submissions require a reading fee of $15, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (We are sorry that we cannot send complimentary journals to contestants outside the USA because of the cost of postage.)
Contest submissions not selected may still be considered for publication in the magazine.