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Reed Magazine

Literary Magazine

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Poetry

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Reed Magazine is California’s oldest literary journal. Tracing its heritage to 1867, the journal started as a mere pamphlet published by students of the California State Normal School,

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Highlights

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:  / 
    146 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
    1.79%*
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PaysNo

FeeNo

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Experimental

open to most styles and approaches, including experimental and literary

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 5000

creative nonfiction, such as personal essays or narratives, not scholarly papers or book reviews

Poetry

Max pieces: 5

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

Art

Max pieces: 5

Photography

Max pieces: 5

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    include your name, address, phone number, and email address within cover letter (exclude from works themselves). provide a brief 50-word bio

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    format stories in double-spaced 12-point font number pages

  • Author's rights

    Reed Magazine claims first rights to Northern American publication of any work featured in its print journal and on its website. After Reed has published said work in print or online, the copyright for that work reverts to the submitters for subsequent publication at their discretion.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

98

Total submissions tracked

146 days

Average response time

1.79%

Average acceptance rate

55 days

Fastest response time

243 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 943 days

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Reed Magazine is California’s oldest literary journal. Tracing its heritage to 1867, the journal started as a mere pamphlet published by students of the California State Normal School, the precursor of San José State University. In more than a century and a half of publication, the journal’s name ev...

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Founded

1867

Country

US

www.reedmag.org

Masthead

    Editor  Helen Meservey avatar

    Helen Meservey

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor Jane Berg avatar

    Jane Berg

    Managing Editor

    Editor Lana La Framboise avatar

    Lana La Framboise

    Fiction Editor

    Editor Ryan Steel avatar

    Ryan Steel

    Nonfiction Editor

    Editor Addie Mahmassani avatar

    Addie Mahmassani

    Poetry Editor

    Editor Sierra Simkins avatar

    Sierra Simkins

    Art & EVC Editor