Surrealism. Nightmares. Rising temperatures. Alternate realities. Lack of control. Desire. An irrational or unsettling vision brought on by personal or collective circumstances. How do fever dreams manifest for you? 580 Split is now seeking submissions for its 2022 issue: Fever Dreams.

We want to stir the imaginations of our readers, and welcome work that evokes visceral reactions. Feel free to play with themes ranging from the dystopian to the absurd. This could include an experience, dream, or nightmare that remains confusing or bewildering. Various forms of poetry, visual art, photography, short stories, creative nonfiction, and other artistic expressions are welcome.

The authors and artists selected for publication in the Fever Dreams issue will be paid $50 USD. All submissions must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please inform us. Submissions can be in these following formats: prose (both fiction and creative nonfiction), poetry, visual and digital art, photography, music and audio art, and video. If you are part of the current faculty and students at Mills College or have graduated from Mills College within the past two years, you are ineligible for publication in 580 Split.

Prose submissions should be no longer than 3000 words and should be double-spaced. Poetry submissions can include no more than 3 poems and be no longer than 5 pages in a single submission. 12-pt Times New Roman font should be used across all written submissions. All submissions that are images, audio, or video are limited to 5 per submission, and audio and video art should be no longer than 30 minutes per submission. Please be aware that our website might be unable to accommodate unconventional formatting for all types of submissions.

Submissions must be sent in no later than October 27th by 11:59 pm PST. If you have any questions about the submission process, email five80split@gmail.com.

Surrealism. Nightmares. Rising temperatures. Alternate realities. Lack of control. Desire. An irrational or unsettling vision brought on by personal or collective circumstances. How do fever dreams manifest for you? 580 Split is now seeking submissions for its 2022 issue: Fever Dreams.

We want to stir the imaginations of our readers, and welcome work that evokes visceral reactions. Feel free to play with themes ranging from the dystopian to the absurd. This could include an experience, dream, or nightmare that remains confusing or bewildering. Various forms of poetry, visual art, photography, short stories, creative nonfiction, and other artistic expressions are welcome.

Guidelines for each type of submission:

  • Prose: no longer than 3000 words, double-spaced, 12-pt Times New Roman font; use PDF, doc, or docx
  • Poetry: no more than 3 poems, no longer than 5 pages in a single submission, 12-pt Times New Roman font; format as PDF, doc, or docx
  • Visual Art, Digital Art, Photography: limit of 5 per submission; format as JPG or PNG 
  • Music and Audio Art: limit of 5 per submission, no longer than 30 minutes in a single submission; format as MP3 or M4A
  • Video: limit of 5 per submission, no longer than 30 minutes in a single submission; format as MP4 or MOV

Please be aware that our website might be unable to accommodate unconventional formatting for all types of submissions. Include a short bio in your cover letter.

This form will close on October 27th by 11:59 pm PST.

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