Welcome to the Lascaux Review Submission Portal. If you have any problems write to lascauxreview at gmail dot com.
Choose Submit to The Lascaux Review to have your work considered for publication in the online journal and annual print compilation. Guidelines are on the Submissions Page.
Choose Lascaux Prize in Poetry or Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction to enter your work in either of the literary contests. (The Creative Nonfiction contest will reopen 1 April 2023. The Short Fiction contest will reopen 1 July 2023.) Guidelines are on the Contests Page.
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Should I leave my name off the submission?
That's up to you. It doesn't make any difference to us.
How long does it take to hear back from a regular submission?
We try to keep the response time under one month.
Where do you post contest winners?
You'll be notified one way or another via email; make sure Submittable is on your safe list. Winners and finalists are announced at lascauxreview.com/contest-results and elsewhere.
How long does it take to judge a contest?
That's a little trickier. Since volunteers are employed as readers, the job gets done when it gets done. Our goal is to wrap things up within three months of the closing date of a contest.
What is the most common question you receive that proves the person asking hasn't read the instructions?
"How can I submit five poems or three flash pieces if you only allow one file?"
Any final advice?
When submitting multiple poems or flash pieces, always present your best stuff first.
Please visit the Submissions Page for complete guidelines. This category is for work intended for the journal (not for a contest). If you have any problems write to lascauxreview at gmail dot com.
"Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be." —Mark Twain
Please visit the Contests Page for complete guidelines. This category is for poems intended for the annual poetry contest. Winner receives $1000. If you have any problems write to lascauxreview at gmail dot com. Submissions close 31 March.
“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” —Carl Sandburg
Please visit the Contests Page for complete guidelines. This category is for stories intended for the annual flash fiction contest (not for the online journal). Winner receives $1000. If you have any problems write to lascauxreview at gmail dot com. Submissions close 30 June.
“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” ―Anton Chekhov