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Five on the Fifth

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction




Five on the Fifth is an online literary magazine founded in September 2015. We publish 5 fiction/nonfiction pieces on the 5th of every month.

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  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    30 days*
    Editor reported data
    11 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 5000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction

Non-genre short fiction. Horror and science fiction/fantasy.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Sub Genres: All / surprise us, Literary, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction

All genres are accepted.

Nonfiction - 5000 words max

Max words: 1500

Max words: 5000

Max pieces: 2


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How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    We don't have formatting requirements for this magazine

  • Author's rights

    We don't have rights information for this magazine

  • Additional info

    A note on what we don't want: We do not publish novels. We do not publish fan fiction. We do not publish experimental pieces. We do not publish articles or research papers. We do not publish erotica, though there can be erotic and/or graphic elements in your fiction, as long as they are tasteful and for the purpose of telling a great story. Multiple submissions are permitted. However, for longer pieces such as general fiction, horror, fantasy/science-fiction, or nonfiction, please only send two (2) pieces at once. For shorter pieces such as flash fiction, please only send three (3) pieces at once. You may also send one longer piece (general fiction, horror, fantasy/science-fiction, or nonfiction) and one flash fiction piece at once, so two (2) pieces total.

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

11 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

0 days

Fastest response time

21 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 58 days, 184 days, 2370 days, 2505 days

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    Editor Mahdis Marzooghian avatar

    Mahdis Marzooghian


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    Mary-Anne Nelligan


    Editor Rhea Dhanbhoora avatar

    Rhea Dhanbhoora

    Managing Editor