John Steinbeck Award for Fiction Reed Magazine

Awarding one of the richest purses among literary magazines, Reed Magazine confers the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction (and a $1,000 prize) in recognition of exceptional works of fiction. Aesthetically, the contest is open to most styles and approaches, including experimental and literary. All works must be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work.

The contest reading fee is $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed Magazine. (Submitters with US addresses on file will receive print copies of the journal, whereas those with overseas addresses will receive digital copies.) Multiple submissions are accepted as separate entries. Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the magazine and/or the magazine's website.

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