5x5 has recently been undergoing a transformation from a print journal to an online journal which is headed by a new team of editors (hence the warning on the website to proceed “at your own risk”). If you are a subscriber to the journal and/or if you have been submitting work during this period of change and have not yet received a response, we want to take this opportunity to say we have not forgotten you!
5x5 will soon have a new website for you to visit with updated information about the submission process and guidelines, but, in the meantime, here are a few things that you might want to know about 5x5's new identity:
We will no longer be a print journal (it is a goal for the future but not an option now)
We will publish twice a year: Winter & Summer
We will accept Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry (no visual art for the time being…though eventually we want to publish photography)
We are unable to pay writers for their work (beyond publishing it on the website)
Our first issue under these new guidelines will come out in January, 2014
If you have submitted over the past several months and have not yet received word about the status of your piece, it will be under consideration for the next issue (January, 2014). Thank you so much for your continued support and your patience during this transition. We are confident that you’ll be pleased with the results.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. While much of the information on this website is outdated, our contact information remains the same. Thank you!
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We really appreciate all the donations, both big and small. Due to one very generous, recent donation, we now have the money to file with the IRS to become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This means all of your donations will become tax deductable.
Of course, future donations will still be accepted, and the money will go to pay for subscriptions for high school students.
Thank you all very much.