Five Points welcomes unsolicited submissions of fiction, poetry, and literary non-fiction. We encourage you to send us your work. The best way to learn about what we are looking for is to order sample copies of the magazine through our website.

SPECIAL ISSUES:

We are currently open for unsolicited submissions until December 1, 2015 for a Flash Fiction issue appearing in fall 2016 and edited by Josh Russell.

FLASH FICTION GUIDELINES:

Include a cover letter with your submission. Simultaneously submitted works are permitted. Submit 1 manuscript per flash submission. Flash pieces should be typed double-spaced and be no longer than 250 words total. Please make sure your name appears on all of the pages of your manuscript. No previously published (in any format) manuscripts will be considered.

RESTRICTIONS:

Submit up to 2 flash submissions for this reading period. Flash submissions will be counted in addition to any general submissions submitted during our September 1, 2015 through December 1, 2015 reading period.

Manuscripts for this call will only be accepted online via Submittable. Click the button below to set up your account and manage your submissions:

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 GENERAL GUIDELINES:  Include a cover letter with your submission. Simultaneously submitted works are permitted. Submit one manuscript per prose submission. Prose pieces should be typed double-spaced on one side and be no longer than 7500 words total.  Submit up to three poems per poetry submission. Each poem should be no longer than fifty lines. Poems should be individually typed either single- or double-spaced on one side of the page. Please make sure your name appears on all of the pages of your manuscript.

DEADLINES: Our reading periods for general submissions are: September 1 to December 1 and January 1 to April 1. All submissions received outside of our reading periods are returned unread.

RESTRICTIONS: You may send two submissions in each genre per reading period. Any manuscripts received beyond this amount will be returned unread and/or your ability to submit via our online database will be blocked until the subsequent reading period begins.

NOTIFICATIONS AND QUERIES: Our response time varies and could range from four weeks to four months or more. We receive a high volume of submissions and appreciate your patience. Do not query us until five months have elapsed. We are unable to respond to telephone or email inquiries concerning the status of a manuscript. When you submit online, you will be able to track the status of your submission yourself.

Our submission process for general submissions is now handled online via Submittable. Click the button below to set up your account and manage your submissions:

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