580 Split: Open To Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | October 23, 2014

*Corrected version – the original version included information from last years theme. We apologize for causing any confusing.

580 Split is a print and electronic journal published by English graduate students at Mills College in Oakland, California. They are accepting work from new, emerging, and established writers of non-fiction, poetry, and fiction. They are also looking for visual art. They are particularly interested in experimental work.

All the work in the next issue will be based on the theme of Status Update from the Bay area. This is how they define the theme:  Our cities are going through significant changes, and we desire to create a collective document recording how individuals and communities are being shaped by and responding to these changes. We seek writing and art for limited-edition printed booklets that we will group by category, and we are excited this year to invite work from a variety of media to our online multimedia journal: visual and digital art, interactive art, music and sound art, and video, in addition to fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.

All work must be submitted through their easy to use submission manager, submittable. All work must be submitted by the 31st of October.

The past issue of 580 Split is available online at their web site. It is easy to browse through and get a better sense of what they publish. The print issue (which is identical) is available for sale online and at the Mills College Bookstore. It is easy to see how nicely formatted the journal is, even from viewing it online.

580 Split accepts only a few of the submissions they receive, as they only publish one issue a year. Unlike most academic literary journals, their response time is rather fast. They try to review all submissions within a month of receiving them.

To learn more or to submit visit their website here: http://www.mills.edu/academics/graduate/eng/about/580_split.php