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 nonfiction of all varieties, including but not limited to (short) memoir, personal essays, profile/portrait essays, lyric essays, meditative essays, and journalism.

Generally speaking, we want submissions that demonstrate an awareness of the connections between individual experience and that of the human condition at large. 

You’re welcome to submit up to two essays per issue.

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