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Submissions Call: The Lascaux Review

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Submissions deadline: open

The Lascaux Review seeks fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction of literary quality. Lascaux has published work by Philip Appleman, Hélène Cardona, Joseph Fasano, Tony Hoagland, Lee Martin, Maggie Smith, Robley Wilson, and many other poets and writers. Book excerpts are welcome. Submissions are read year round and authors retain all rights at all times.

Writing of literary quality venerates the language and speaks to the human condition. We make no effort to define these terms—we know it when we see it. The definition doesn’t exclude genre fiction: a story about love between two shape-shifting police detectives can take place on Titan as long as it venerates the language and speaks to the human condition.

  • Poetry should be formatted conventionally, without inline gaps or other structural elements that can’t be detected by an audience during a public reading. We understand there is call for experiments in form and content, but they’re not for us. Submit as many as five poems at a time; patch them into one document.
  • Creative nonfiction may include memoirs, chronicles, personal essays, humorous perspectives, literary journalism—anything the author has witnessed, experienced, learned, or discovered. Creative nonfiction should be written in a nonacademic style.
  • Prose pieces may be any length, but efficient writing is favored.

There is no submission fee. Wait until you have heard back from one submission before sending another. We consider previously published material and we assume all submissions are simultaneous.

The Lascaux Review also offers $1000 flash fiction, short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction contests.

Full submission details here.