580 Split seeks submissions for its 2021 issue: Push Black. This theme explores the ever-expanding landscape of Black resilience. We understand resilience as a commitment to survival, a protracted struggle toward wholeness, and a constant search for what keeps you grounded in spite of _____. What sustains you? What recharges your ability to show up fully? During a period of national uprising, presidential election, and global pandemic, we seek work that pushes against repressive boundaries and celebrates Black resilience across its wide-ranging manifestations. 

Submit previously unpublished fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 

Prose: no more than 3,000 words.

Poetry: up to 3 poems no more than 5 pages in one submission.


Please use 12-pt Times New Roman and double-space prose submissions. Note that our website currently has limited capacity to publish text with very unconventional formatting. We also welcome visual and digital art, interactive art, music and sound art, and video. Authors with pieces selected for publication in Issue 24 will receive $50 USD in payment.


Current faculty, students, or recent(within the last two years) graduates of Mills College are ineligible for publication in 580. 

We accept simultaneous submissions but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Submissions will be read anonymously so please remove any identifying information from your document before uploading. 

Deadline: October 31st, 2020 (11:59pm)

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