Submissions Now Open!


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The five80split is looking to publish new and innovative works of visual/digital art, conceptual art and design, photography, poetry, long and short form fiction, creative non-fiction, essays, novel/graphic novel excerpts, comics, interviews, scripts, transcripts, translations, etc. Please see each category for specific guidelines. 

No preference is given to any specific style or genre; we only seek original works of quality. 

Have something in mind but aren't quite sure if it's what we're "looking for"...? Great! Send it our way and maybe we'll publish it.  

One entry from each category will also receive a cash prize in addition to being featured in the print edition. 

To be considered for publication in issue 19 of the five80split's annual print edition, please read through the following submission guidelines carefully. Thank you!

We look forward to reading your submission(s)! 

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Submission Guidelines for the five80split, issue 19:


Prose (Fiction and Non-fiction) Submissions: 

All manuscripts must be submitted electronically through Submittable. NO hardcopies or emailed copies of work will be considered. Successful submissions in prose and fiction typically do not exceed 3,500 words, with a maximum of 5,000 words accepted. Unreadable formats will not be accepted. Please note Mills College students are not eligible to submit at this time.


Poetry Submissions:

All poetry must be submitted electronically through Submittable. NO hardcopies or emailed copies of work will be considered. Six pages, singled spaced maximum will be accepted. Unreadable formats will not be accepted. Please note Mills College students are not eligible to submit at this time.


Visual Art, Digital Photography, Design, Comics, Digital Media Submissions, etc:

Submissions for photography and all visual art should be in uncompressed formats. We welcome color or black-and-white. Please note Mills College students are not eligible to submit at this time.


Photoshop & Painter files:

Label with last name and title. Maximum height:  7.5", maximum width 11.5” Color: RGB, resolution: 300 dpi, format: TIFF or JPEG (high quality)


Illustrator & Indesign files:

Label: last name and title. Maximum height: 7.5” maximum width - 11.5
Color: RGB. Type: outline all type before creating PDF. Format: PDF (high quality print)

Painting, Analogue Photography, Drawing, Ceramic, Sculpture, etc:

Do not submit original art! All submissions must be photographs of original art. If it is not possible for you to provide a high resolution digital image, you may submit a picture taken with a cell phone or point and shoot camera. Label with last name, title, and medium(s) used. If selected for inclusion in the journal, the work will be professionally photographed for publication; although, we highly encourage you to do this yourself! Please note Mills College students are not eligible to submit at this time.



If you have any questions or need more information, email us at five80split@gmail.com

And in the meantime, check out our website at: five80split.ord and follow us on Facebook & Instagram @five80split #five80split #580split

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All mediums and styles encouraged, as long as it can be laid on the printed page! 

This includes digital media, video and multimedia art (include transcripts and still shots to be considered for inclusion in the print edition), fine art, design, concept art, graphic novels, comics, etc. 

Please include title, year, medium, and dimensions. 

Submit as a high-resolution images only, and DO NOT include your name on the document. 

Additionally, all work submitted to this category will be considered for cover art unless otherwise stated. 

Please note Mills College students are not eligible to submit at this time.

From those selected for inclusion in the print edition of the five80split, one entry from each category will also receive a cash prize.

We look forward to reading your submission(s)! 

Ends on November 28, 2016$ 3.00
$ 3.00

One piece or several short pieces up to 5,000 words maximum. Collaborative efforts are also welcome. 

Please, include all writing in a single document, double-spaced, paginated, and DO NOT include your name on the document. 

Please note Mills College students are not eligible to submit at this time.

From those selected for inclusion in the print edition of the five80split, one entry from each category will also receive a cash prize.

We look forward to reading your submission(s)! 

Ends on November 28, 2016$ 3.00
$ 3.00

One piece or several short pieces up to 5,000 words maximum. Collaborative efforts welcome. 

This includes essays, creative and literary non-fiction, interviews, memoir, etc.  

Please, include all writing in a single document, double-spaced, paginated, and DO NOT include your name on the document. 

Please note Mills College students are not eligible to submit at this time.

From those selected for inclusion in the print edition of the five80split, one entry from each category will also receive a cash prize.

We look forward to reading your submission(s)! 

Ends on November 28, 2016$ 3.00
$ 3.00

One to three poems, totaling no more than six pages. If submitting multiple poems, please note that we are particularly interested in the cohesion of the poems as a set. 

Please, include all writing in a single document, and DO NOT include your name on the document. 

Please note Mills College students are not eligible to submit at this time.

From those selected for inclusion in the print edition of the five80split, one entry from each category will also receive a cash prize.

We look forward to reading your submission(s)!