Five South 6

About

Like a long, deep scar, the Interstate 5 cuts along the entire West Coast, from Vancouver to Mexico. It’s over 2000 miles long. It’s as much a Los Angeles icon as it is a symbol of clutter, traffic, industry, outlet malls, mountains, hills, cow fields, scenic views, long stretches of nothing, and vast plains of green. Five South is an online literary journal where storytelling counts. Whether it’s in prose or poem form, we want to get to meat of it. We like stories about people, places, memories, things that make us feel connected. We want heroes and fighters, day drinkers, and poets. We want grit, rock n’ roll, hope, despair, and honesty. People who stand up for what they believe in is our jam. Real people make mistakes. If you like Charles Bukowski and Jimmy Santiago Baca, you’re our best friend. We want all the strong voices that have something to say, but leave your soap box at home. We appreciate nuance. Like the 5 Freeway, we want scenery that varies from strip malls to green pastures.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2020

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to fiction submissions through 19 February 2021 (28 days from now). 1
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 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 Unknown OKText format submissions
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Poetry Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to poetry submissions through 19 February 2021 (28 days from now). 1
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
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 Unknown OKText 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: 10 Jan 2021
Last Checked: 23 Dec 2020 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 05 Nov 2020 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 14 May 2020

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