We can't wait to see your masterpiece!  We're  looking for writing and art that is unexpected, striking, and moving.  We accept short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and graphic fiction from debut and emerging writers and artists worldwide. 

There is no fee to submit. Submit works not published elsewhere. We accept simultaneous submissions, but if your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw your submission. We currently do NOT accept submissions from creators under 18. When you sign up for Submittable, enter  your name as you'd like it to appear if published.

ATTENTION TEEN POETS! See submissions instructions here. 

19th for Amendment/Black Women Issue


Submit up to 10 works of art at a time in a single submission. We review all art, including digital, drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media. 


To honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, 805 Lit + Art will publish a special issue featuring art, poetry, and prose by black women. Black women activist were instrumental in the passage of the 19th amendment despite the racism they faced from fellow suffragists. A century later, black women are a political powerhouse as more and more black women are elected to national, state, and local offices, and black women voters roar as one of the most influential voting blocs in the US.


Just as black women faced discrimination for their right to vote, they endured—and still endure—discrimination for their writing. Black women writers are creating a tremendous amount of new work, but they are largely excluded from literary awards, publication, and jobs within the publishing industry. Help us celebrate the black women writers who will go on to shape the future of literature in the US and around the globe.  


Submissions are open to all artists and writers (18+) who identify as black women and live anywhere in the world regardless of nationality. Submissions are open until May 31, 2020, 11:59pm. If we reach our Submittable cap before then, we will extend submissions into June. The issue is themeless, so while we welcome submissions on race, gender, identity, and suffrage, we also welcome submissions of any topic. The issue will be published on August 5, 2020 to celebrate the 19th amendment as well as 805 Lit + Art’s 5th year of publication.




Before submitting, read our publishing agreement. By submitting your work(s), you are agreeing to the outlined terms:


I, the undersigned author/artist, confirm that the work(s) submitted to 805 is original, of my composition, and as of this date unpublished in any format including book, journal, magazine, website, or social media.
I grant 805 first world electronic rights to publish the work(s) online in a digital format. I grant permission for the work(s) to remain indefinitely on 805’s website, the Manatee County Public Library System (MCPLS) website, OverDrive ebooks website, social media and any other digital archive 805 might use.
I grant 805 the right to use my work in promotional materials including but not limited to print and digital adds, bookmarks, posters, flyers, business cards, email blasts, etc.  
I acknowledge that 805 gives permission for the issue containing my work(s) to be freely distributed for educational purposes and printed by individuals.
I acknowledge that 805 does not monetarily compensate contributors for their work(s). I agree to any and all editorial alterations and abridgments including, but not limited to, re-formatting, grammatical correction, and cropping.
I grant 805 the non-exclusive anthology rights to my work(s) and understand that the work(s) might be selected for an 805 print anthology. I grant 805 permission to nominate my work(s) for literary and arts prizes and awards, and I understand that such possible nominations may result in my work(s) being published by awards committees and organizations and thus subject to their publication requirements, which is not established within this agreement.
I agree that if my work(s) is published elsewhere after publication in 805, I will cite 805 as the first publisher.

Poetry- 19th Amendment/Black Women Issue


Submit up to 6 poems in a single submission. Poems can be submitted in one document or in multiple documents.
 

To honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, 805 Lit + Art will publish a special issue featuring art, poetry, and prose by black women. Black women activist were instrumental in the passage of the 19th amendment despite the racism they faced from fellow suffragists. A century later, black women are a political powerhouse as more and more black women are elected to national, state, and local offices, and black women voters roar as one of the most influential voting blocs in the US.


Just as black women faced discrimination for their right to vote, they endured—and still endure—discrimination for their writing. Black women writers are creating a tremendous amount of new work, but they are largely excluded from literary awards, publication, and jobs within the publishing industry. Help us celebrate the black women writers who will go on to shape the future of literature in the US and around the globe.  


Submissions are open to all artists and writers (18+) who identify as black women and live anywhere in the world regardless of nationality. Submissions are open until May 31, 2020, 11:59pm.. If we reach our Submittable cap before then, we will extend submissions into June. The issue is themeless, so while we welcome submissions on race, gender, identity, and suffrage, we also welcome submissions of any topic. The issue will be published on August 5, 2020 to celebrate the 19th amendment as well as 805 Lit + Art’s 5th year of publication.



Before submitting, read our publishing agreement. By submitting your work(s), you are agreeing to the outlined terms:
 


I,  the undersigned author/artist, confirm that the work(s) submitted to  805 is original, of my composition, and as of this date unpublished in  any format including book, journal, magazine, website, or social media.
I  grant 805 first world electronic rights to publish the work(s) online  in a digital format. I grant permission for the work(s) to remain  indefinitely on 805’s website, the Manatee County Public Library System  (MCPLS) website, OverDrive ebooks website, social media and any other digital archive 805 might use.
I grant 805 the right to use my work in promotional materials including but not limited to print and digital adds, bookmarks, posters, flyers, business cards, email blasts, etc.  
I acknowledge that 805 gives  permission for the issue containing my work(s) to be freely distributed  for educational purposes and printed by individuals.
I  acknowledge that 805 does not monetarily compensate contributors for  their work(s). I agree to any and all editorial alterations and  abridgments including, but not limited to, re-formatting, grammatical  correction, and cropping.
I grant 805 the non-exclusive anthology  rights to my work(s) and understand that the work(s) might be selected  for an 805 print anthology. I grant 805 permission to nominate my  work(s) for literary and arts prizes and awards, and I understand that  such possible nominations may result in my work(s) being published by  awards committees and organizations and thus subject to their  publication requirements, which is not established within this  agreement.
I agree that if my work(s) is published elsewhere after publication in 805, I will cite 805 as the first publisher.

Creative Nonfiction- 19th Amendment/Black Women Issue


Submit up to 3 works of creative nonfiction, each up to 2500 words words.
 

  

To honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, 805 Lit + Art will publish a special issue featuring art, poetry, and prose by black women. Black women activist were instrumental in the passage of the 19th amendment despite the racism they faced from fellow suffragists. A century later, black women are a political powerhouse as more and more black women are elected to national, state, and local offices, and black women voters roar as one of the most influential voting blocs in the US.


Just as black women faced discrimination for their right to vote, they endured—and still endure—discrimination for their writing. Black women writers are creating a tremendous amount of new work, but they are largely excluded from literary awards, publication, and jobs within the publishing industry. Help us celebrate the black women writers who will go on to shape the future of literature in the US and around the globe.  


Submissions are open to all artists and writers (18+) who identify as black women and live anywhere in the world regardless of nationality. Submissions are open until May 31, 2020, 11:59pm. If we reach our Submittable cap before then, we will extend submissions into June. The issue is themeless, so while we welcome submissions on race, gender, identity, and suffrage, we also welcome submissions of any topic. The issue will be published on August 5, 2020 to celebrate the 19th amendment as well as 805 Lit + Art’s 5th year of publication.


Before submitting, read our publishing agreement. By submitting your work(s), you are agreeing to the outlined terms:  


I, the undersigned author/artist, confirm that the work(s) submitted to 805 is original, of my composition, and as of this date unpublished in any format including book, journal, magazine, website, or social media.
I grant 805 first world electronic rights to publish the work(s) online in a digital format. I grant permission for the work(s) to remain indefinitely on 805’s website, the Manatee County Public Library System (MCPLS) website, OverDrive ebooks website, social media and any other digital archive 805 might use.
I grant 805 the right to use my work in promotional materials including but not limited to print and digital adds, bookmarks, posters, flyers, business cards, email blasts, etc.  
I acknowledge that 805 gives permission for the issue containing my work(s) to be freely distributed for educational purposes and printed by individuals.
I acknowledge that 805 does not monetarily compensate contributors for their work(s). I agree to any and all editorial alterations and abridgments including, but not limited to, re-formatting, grammatical correction, and cropping.
I grant 805 the non-exclusive anthology rights to my work(s) and understand that the work(s) might be selected for an 805 print anthology. I grant 805 permission to nominate my work(s) for literary and arts prizes and awards, and I understand that such possible nominations may result in my work(s) being published by awards committees and organizations and thus subject to their publication requirements, which is not established within this agreement.
I agree that if my work(s) is published elsewhere after publication in 805, I will cite 805 as the first publisher.

Fiction- 19th Amendment/Black Women Issue


Submit up to 3 works of short or flash fiction, each up to 2500 words.
 

To honor the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, 805 Lit + Art will publish a special issue featuring art, poetry, and prose by black women. Black women activist were instrumental in the passage of the 19th amendment despite the racism they faced from fellow suffragists. A century later, black women are a political powerhouse as more and more black women are elected to national, state, and local offices, and black women voters roar as one of the most influential voting blocs in the US.


Just as black women faced discrimination for their right to vote, they endured—and still endure—discrimination for their writing. Black women writers are creating a tremendous amount of new work, but they are largely excluded from literary awards, publication, and jobs within the publishing industry. Help us celebrate the black women writers who will go on to shape the future of literature in the US and around the globe.  


Submissions are open to all artists and writers (18+) who identify as black women and live anywhere in the world regardless of nationality. Submissions are open until May 31, 2020, 11:59pm. If we reach our Submittable cap before then, we will extend submissions into June. The issue is themeless, so while we welcome submissions on race, gender, identity, and suffrage, we also welcome submissions of any topic. The issue will be published on August 5, 2020 to celebrate the 19th amendment as well as 805 Lit + Art’s 5th year of publication.


Before submitting, read our publishing agreement. By submitting your work(s), you are agreeing to the outlined terms:

I, the undersigned author/artist, confirm that the work(s) submitted to 805 is original, of my composition, and as of this date unpublished in any format including book, journal, magazine, website, or social media.
I grant 805 first world electronic rights to publish the work(s) online in a digital format. I grant permission for the work(s) to remain indefinitely on 805’s website, the Manatee County Public Library System (MCPLS) website, OverDrive ebooks website, social media and any other digital archive 805 might use.    
I grant 805 the right to use my work in promotional materials including but not limited to print and digital adds, bookmarks, posters, flyers, business cards, email blasts, etc.
I acknowledge that 805 gives permission for the issue containing my work(s) to be freely distributed for educational purposes and printed by individuals.
I acknowledge that 805 does not monetarily compensate contributors for their work(s). I agree to any and all editorial alterations and abridgments including, but not limited to, re-formatting, grammatical correction, and cropping.

I grant 805 the non-exclusive anthology rights to my work(s) and understand that the work(s) might be selected for an 805 print anthology. I grant 805 permission to nominate my work(s) for literary and arts prizes and awards, and I understand that such possible nominations may result in my work(s) being published by awards committees and organizations and thus subject to their publication requirements, which is not established within this agreement.
I agree that if my work(s) is published elsewhere after publication in 805, I will cite 805 as the first publisher.

Submit up to 5 works of art at a time in a single submission. We review all art, including digital, drawing, painting, photography, and mixed media. 


Before submitting, read our publishing agreement. By submitting your work(s), you are agreeing to the outlined terms:

I, the undersigned author/artist, confirm that the work(s) submitted to 805 is original, of my composition, and as of this date unpublished in any format including book, journal, magazine, website, or social media.

I grant 805 first world electronic rights to publish the work(s) online in a digital format. I grant permission for the work(s) to remain indefinitely on 805’s website, the Manatee County Public Library System (MCPLS) website, OverDrive ebooks website, social media and any other digital archive 805 might use. 

I grant 805 the right to use my work in promotional materials including but not limited to print and digital adds, bookmarks, posters, flyers, business cards, email blasts, etc.  

I acknowledge that 805 gives permission for the issue containing my work(s) to be freely distributed for educational purposes and printed by individuals. 

I acknowledge that 805 does not monetarily compensate contributors for their work(s). I agree to any and all editorial alterations and abridgments including, but not limited to, re-formatting, grammatical correction, and cropping.

I grant 805 the non-exclusive anthology rights to my work(s) and understand that the work(s) might be selected for an 805 print anthology. I grant 805 permission to nominate my work(s) for literary and arts prizes and awards, and I understand that such possible nominations may result in my work(s) being published by awards committees and organizations and thus subject to their publication requirements, which is not established within this agreement. 

I agree that if my work(s) is published elsewhere after publication in 805, I will cite 805 as the first publisher.

Submit up to 3 poems at a time in a single submission. Poems can be submitted in one document or in multiple documents.

Before submitting, read our publishing agreement. By submitting your work(s), you are agreeing to the outlined terms:

I,  the undersigned author/artist, confirm that the work(s) submitted to  805 is original, of my composition, and as of this date unpublished in  any format including book, journal, magazine, website, or social media.

I  grant 805 first world electronic rights to publish the work(s) online  in a digital format. I grant permission for the work(s) to remain  indefinitely on 805’s website, the Manatee County Public Library System  (MCPLS) website, OverDrive ebooks website, social media and any other digital archive 805 might use.

 I grant 805 the right to use my work in promotional materials including but not limited to print and digital adds, bookmarks, posters, flyers, business cards, email blasts, etc.  

I acknowledge that 805 gives  permission for the issue containing my work(s) to be freely distributed  for educational purposes and printed by individuals. 

I  acknowledge that 805 does not monetarily compensate contributors for  their work(s). I agree to any and all editorial alterations and  abridgments including, but not limited to, re-formatting, grammatical  correction, and cropping.

I grant 805 the non-exclusive anthology  rights to my work(s) and understand that the work(s) might be selected  for an 805 print anthology. I grant 805 permission to nominate my  work(s) for literary and arts prizes and awards, and I understand that  such possible nominations may result in my work(s) being published by  awards committees and organizations and thus subject to their  publication requirements, which is not established within this  agreement. 

I agree that if my work(s) is published elsewhere after publication in 805, I will cite 805 as the first publisher.

Submit 1 work of creative nonfiction, max 2,500 words.

Before submitting, read our publishing agreement. By submitting your work(s), you are agreeing to the outlined terms:  

I, the undersigned author/artist, confirm that the work(s) submitted to 805 is original, of my composition, and as of this date unpublished in any format including book, journal, magazine, website, or social media.

I grant 805 first world electronic rights to publish the work(s) online in a digital format. I grant permission for the work(s) to remain indefinitely on 805’s website, the Manatee County Public Library System (MCPLS) website, OverDrive ebooks website, social media and any other digital archive 805 might use.

I grant 805 the right to use my work in promotional materials including but not limited to print and digital adds, bookmarks, posters, flyers, business cards, email blasts, etc.  

I acknowledge that 805 gives permission for the issue containing my work(s) to be freely distributed for educational purposes and printed by individuals. 

I acknowledge that 805 does not monetarily compensate contributors for their work(s). I agree to any and all editorial alterations and abridgments including, but not limited to, re-formatting, grammatical correction, and cropping.

I grant 805 the non-exclusive anthology rights to my work(s) and understand that the work(s) might be selected for an 805 print anthology. I grant 805 permission to nominate my work(s) for literary and arts prizes and awards, and I understand that such possible nominations may result in my work(s) being published by awards committees and organizations and thus subject to their publication requirements, which is not established within this agreement. 

I agree that if my work(s) is published elsewhere after publication in 805, I will cite 805 as the first publisher.

Submit 1 work of flash fiction less than 750 words. If your story is more than 750 words, please use the Short Fiction form instead.

Before submitting, read our publishing agreement. By submitting your work(s), you are agreeing to the outlined terms:
I, the undersigned author/artist, confirm that the work(s) submitted to 805 is original, of my composition, and as of this date unpublished in any format including book, journal, magazine, website, or social media.
I grant 805 first world electronic rights to publish the work(s) online in a digital format. I grant permission for the work(s) to remain indefinitely on 805’s website, the Manatee County Public Library System (MCPLS) website, OverDrive ebooks website, social media and any other digital archive 805 might use.    
I grant 805 the right to use my work in promotional materials including but not limited to print and digital adds, bookmarks, posters, flyers, business cards, email blasts, etc.
I acknowledge that 805 gives permission for the issue containing my work(s) to be freely distributed for educational purposes and printed by individuals.
I acknowledge that 805 does not monetarily compensate contributors for their work(s). I agree to any and all editorial alterations and abridgments including, but not limited to, re-formatting, grammatical correction, and cropping.
I grant 805 the non-exclusive anthology rights to my work(s) and understand that the work(s) might be selected for an 805 print anthology. I grant 805 permission to nominate my work(s) for literary and arts prizes and awards, and I understand that such possible nominations may result in my work(s) being published by awards committees and organizations and thus subject to their publication requirements, which is not established within this agreement.
I agree that if my work(s) is published elsewhere after publication in 805, I will cite 805 as the first publisher.

Submit 1 work of short fiction 751-2,500 words. If your story is less than 751 words, please use the Flash Fiction form instead.

Before submitting, read our publishing agreement. By submitting your work(s), you are agreeing to the outlined terms: 

I, the undersigned author/artist, confirm that the work(s) submitted to 805 is original, of my composition, and as of this date unpublished in any format including book, journal, magazine, website, or social media.

I grant 805 first world electronic rights to publish the work(s) online in a digital format. I grant permission for the work(s) to remain indefinitely on 805’s website, the Manatee County Public Library System (MCPLS) website, OverDrive ebooks website, social media and any other digital archive 805 might use.    

I grant 805 the right to use my work in promotional materials including but not limited to print and digital adds, bookmarks, posters, flyers, business cards, email blasts, etc. 

I acknowledge that 805 gives permission for the issue containing my work(s) to be freely distributed for educational purposes and printed by individuals. 

I acknowledge that 805 does not monetarily compensate contributors for their work(s). I agree to any and all editorial alterations and abridgments including, but not limited to, re-formatting, grammatical correction, and cropping.

I grant 805 the non-exclusive anthology rights to my work(s) and understand that the work(s) might be selected for an 805 print anthology. I grant 805 permission to nominate my work(s) for literary and arts prizes and awards, and I understand that such possible nominations may result in my work(s) being published by awards committees and organizations and thus subject to their publication requirements, which is not established within this agreement. 

I agree that if my work(s) is published elsewhere after publication in 805, I will cite 805 as the first publisher.

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