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 Short Fiction or Lascaux Prize in Poetry to enter your work in either of the literary contests. (The Flash Fiction contest will reopen 1 January 2022. The Creative Nonfiction contest will reopen 1 April 2022.) 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 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. There is no submission fee, but for a $3 donation you may download The First 100 Words, brief advice on submitting to literary journals, and for $5 you may download The First 100 Words and all six annual issues published to date (link will be emailed within 24 hours).
Please visit the Contests Page for guidelines. This category is for stories intended for the annual short fiction contest. Winner receives $1000. If you have any problems write to lascauxreview at gmail dot com.
“Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences.” —Sylvia Plath
Please visit the Contests Page for 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.
“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.” —Carl Sandburg