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There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Thank you! We are now closed for submissions. 

We will announce the published pieces in March. Submissions open again next fall. 

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

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)! 


Please note that we only accept submissions through Submittable. Any emailed or mailed submissions will not be considered. 

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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. Please submit as PDF files. 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. Please submit as PDF files. 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