All submissions must be in standard manuscript format.

All submissions must be previously unpublished.

Cover letters should be concise and professional. Biographical statements should be a few sentences at most. 

Multiple submissions are permitted. 

Please ensure that your manuscripts are free of grammatical and spelling errors. 

If accepted for publication, you will be required to sign a publication authorization form, which will authorize Five on the Fifth to publish your short story in the month of publication, as well as authorize Five on the Fifth to retain the short story in its archives. 

As stated on the Five on the Fifth website, publication is online only and there is no monetary compensation at this time. 

Please let us know in the cover letter if your submission is a simultaneous submission and please let us know if it is accepted elsewhere. You can do this by using the "Withdraw" feature on Submittable.

Lastly, Five on the Fifth is listed on Duotrope. Please report and track your submission on Duotrope: https://duotrope.com/listing/17664


Art
If you are interested in having your art as the cover of Five on the Fifth, please submit here. Please include the name of your piece as well as a biographical statement in your cover letter. 
This category is for flash fiction. All genres are accepted. Stories must be 1,000 words or less. Please include the word count and a short biographical statement (2 - 3 lines) in your cover letter. 
This category is for non-genre short fiction. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Please include the word count and a short biographical statement (2 - 3 lines) in your cover letter. 
This category is for short fiction in the fantasy/science fiction genre. Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Please include the word count and a short biographical statement (2 - 3 lines) in your cover letter. 
This category is for essays/prose in the Non-fiction genre. Essays must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Please include the word count and a short biographical statement (2 - 3 lines) in your cover letter. 
This category is for short fiction in the horror genre. Pieces must be between 1,500 - 5,000 words. Please include the word count and a biographical statement (2 - 3 lines) in your cover letter.