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.

We accept submissions 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.

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author/artist, confirm that the work(s) submitted to 805 is original, of my composition, and as of this date unpublished in any format including book, journal, magazine, website, or social media.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 up to 2 works at a time of graphic fiction (or graphic nonfiction) in separate submssions, max 8 pages each.
 

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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