FIVE: 2:ONE accepts submissions year round and puts out print issues quarterly in February, May, August and November. We also produce a daily online journal #thesideshow. We only take submissions via Submittable. DO NOT EMAIL US your submissions or they will not be READ. PERIOD.
For our quarterly issues we accept
Fiction(1,000 words or more)
Visual/Written Poetry (120 words or more)
Nonfiction (1,000 words or more)
For #thesideshow we accept
Flash fiction(1,000 words or less)
Visual/written/video/audio poetry words (200 words or less)
WEIRD BABIES UNITE!!
FIVE:2:ONE believes that weird is dank af! But, you may ask yourself what is weird? How did I get here? Well, the quirky is weird. The dark and strange is also weird. More specifically we are looking for poetry about David Bowie or pop culture(for example). We want works of art that explode with emotions. Show us your innards in the way of words (because if you showed us pictures of your innards we might not accept that..just saying) We want to laugh too. We are looking for fiction about Oscar Wilde and Captian Beefheart discussing God (another example). We love shoegaze, Ty Segall, fuzz, garage band music so send us works that are on par with that too! Send us philosophical works and political works. Evoke, strong and experimental images about your love for the Talking Heads or Cat Powers or any other band/movie/TV show for that matter. Give us works that are something different. We want mad science in our stories, poems, art and essays. Show us something that nobody else has done. We like works that carry voices on their own and that may shatter and bend rules. We love language/visual/ found poetry. Cross-genres/hybrid works are also among our favorites. We also love second person POV fiction. Basically, send us your most on point and dank af babies just being honest really.
More e.e. cummings, Aimee Bender and Haruki Murakami and less Billy Collins, Nicholas Sparks and Gore Vidal. With all this being said we aren’t opposed to what we call “normies” but even so, they have to be different and must not be anywhere near Hallmark poetry or commercial fiction. As always we strive to publish authors who come from all walks of life and who may be scooped aside by other magazines. This means we want to hear from more from experimental writers who are POC, LGTBQ, a woman/femme/nonbinary person, a neurodivergent person, a trauma survivor, a nonreligious/atheist/pagan person, or any other person that is often underrepresented in literature . We want to make more space for you. We want to hear your voice.
F2O is dedicated to living on the edge and is a huge believer of free speech. We believe in having an open forum for all people no matter what. Readers of F2O are of all colors, creeds, orientations, and nationalities that being said we have a few strict rules that we need to abide by.
As with anything there are certain boundaries that we will not cross for any reason. We don’t believe in hatred of any kind and will not tolerate any works that condone hatred or violence towards, race, sex, sexual orientation, creed or religious affiliation. We do not want rape, bestially, pedophilia or necrophila in our works. If any of these are submitted to us they will automatically be rejected and will NOT be considered for any reason. So, don’t do it!
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