5x5 is an online literary magazine that publishes poetry and prose of no more than 500 words. Make less mean more. 

We’re looking for your very best poems. That said, since this is a journal of concise writing, please let your work be no more than one page in length. Whichever is shorter.

We are open to all kinds of poems in their myriad forms. We cleave to poems that carry both music and clarity no matter how strange the places they lead us or how surprising their leaps.

Please submit 3-5 poems. All poems should be submitted in a single document, single-spaced. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Please let us know when your work has been accepted elsewhere immediately. 

Wait for response to your submission before submitting again, feel free to inquire about the status of your work after 6 months. (We are a one-person editorial crew).