All submissions must be previously unpublished.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
Please use this category only if you'd like to pay $3 (we will receive $1.86) to support our magazine. All submissions will receive equal treatment whether you contribute or not. Please note: Make sure to specify your fiction subgenre (general fiction, flash fiction, horror, or sci-fi/fantasy). Thank you for your continued support of our magazine!