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“A Young Girl Reading,” oil on canvas, by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, 1776.

The Lascaux Review accepts fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction that is accessible and of literary quality. Book excerpts are welcome.

Accessible writing is writing that is reasonably comprehensible to a literate audience. 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’s accessible, 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 it’s not for us.

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 narrative (nonacademic) style.

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Submit as many as five poems at a time; please patch them into one document. Prose pieces may be any length, but efficient writing is favored. There is no submission fee. Please wait until you have heard back from one submission before sending another. We consider previously published material and we assume all submissions are simultaneous. Artists wishing to show us their work should email a link to their online gallery to lascauxreview at gmail dot com.

Submissions are read year round. Accepted pieces are published on a rolling basis.

The review accepts work for nonexclusive appearance and archiving on its website. Authors retain all rights at all times. The following link will take you to our online submission form at Submittable:


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See the Contests page for information about our $1000 short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction contests.

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