#thesideshow 44

A project of Five 2 One Magazine

About

We are dedicated to the strange, unique, experimental and unexpected. We want to side step the literary norm and look forward to seeing pieces that bend rules, shatter traditions and take chances. We now post one flash fiction piece or one poem on our website and our Twitter every day.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 365 x per year.

Fiction Open

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

We seek essays about personal life struggles, humorous stories about strange and bizarre events . We would like to hear diverse voices in all sorts of situations. We want raw and honest. We want blatant truths

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Humorous, Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Memoir (See guidelines), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay Essay700 - 1,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Hybrid form, Short poetry, Visual poetry. Excluding: Long poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKAudio format submissions Image format submissions Text format submissions Video format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Cartoon/Comic strip, Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles, including: Dark, Experimental, Humorous, Transgressive.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2019
Last Checked: 18 Sep 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 12 Jun 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 03 Feb 2016

Before Submitting

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