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Reed is the oldest literary journal west of the Mississippi River. Reed can trace its heritage back to 1867, when the first issue of The Acorn was published by the students of California State Normal School, the institute that would eventually become San José State University. The Acorn published many writers of the early American West, including Edwin Markham, the first poet laureate of Oregon, and the man in whose honor we name our annual poetry prize. In our century and a half of continuous publication, we have had many names. The Acorn became The Normal School Index in 1895, which then became The Normal Pennant in 1898. In 1920, we changed our name to The Quill, and again in 1932 to El Portal. Finally, in 1948, we became The Reed, later shortened to just Reed, the name we have held onto ever since. Our name comes from James Reed, survivor of the infamous Donner Party and a prominent citizen of early California. James Reed made a fortune during the Gold Rush, and strongly advocated that San José become the capital of the new state. While he failed in that ambition, he kept his promise to donate five hundred acres of land to the state of California, and on that land the current campus of San José State University was constructed. San José has changed a lot since James Reed first settled here. Prune and apricot orchards have given way to skyscrapers and the headquarters of billion-dollar tech companies. A tiny farming community has grown into the tenth largest city in the United States. A small teaching college has evolved into a vibrant university with the most diverse student body in the nation. Yet, our magazine has remained. Reed has been a part of California for as long as there has been a California. What began as a small publication for student work has grown into an international literary presence, receiving thousands of submissions from writers across the globe. A West Coast journal with worldwide reach, Reed, like California, is an ongoing, expanding, and wondrous mosaic of thoughts, ideas, and emotions. We are proud to be the literary heart of Silicon Valley.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1867

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Open

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 01 November 2019 (73.7 days from now). 6
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
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Nonfiction Open

Dates:
Open to nonfiction submissions through 01 November 2019 (73.7 days from now). 1
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
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Poetry Open

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 01 November 2019 (73.7 days from now). 2
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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Visual Art Open

Dates:
Open to visual art submissions through 01 November 2019 (73.7 days from now). 0
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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OK No Unknown UnknownImage format submissions
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Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry Charges fees for all submissions
Gabriele Rico Challenge for Nonfiction Charges fees for all submissions
The John Steinbeck Award Charges fees for all submissions
Mary Blair Award for Art Charges fees for all submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2019
Last Checked: 24 Jul 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 26 Apr 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 22 Apr 2006

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