Contests

“Waiting,” pastel on paper, by Edgar Degas, 1882.

The Lascaux Prizes in Short Fiction and Poetry are presently open for submission. The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction will reopen 1 January 2020. The Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction will reopen 1 April 2020.

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The Lascaux Prize in Short Fiction

Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication online in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in the annual print journal Lascaux 7.

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Two copies of the journal will be supplied to every writer appearing in it. Entry fee is $15. Writers may enter more than once. Length should not exceed 10,000 words. All genres and styles are welcome.

Contest participants receive free downloads of the Lascaux volumes to date. Because editors are dispersed geographically the review is unable to accept submissions via postal mail. Please make sure Submittable is on your safe list. Submissions close 31 December 2019.


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The Lascaux Prize in Poetry

Poems may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication online in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in the annual print journal Lascaux 8.

Two copies of the journal will be supplied to every poet appearing in it. Entry fee is $15. Poets may enter more than once, and as many as five poems may be submitted per entry (all pasted into one document). There are no length restrictions. All genres and styles are welcome.

Contest participants receive free downloads of the Lascaux volumes to date. Because editors are dispersed geographically the review is unable to accept submissions via postal mail. Please make sure Submittable is on your safe list. Submissions close 19 March 2020.

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The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction

The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction will reopen 1 January 2020. Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. True stories and prose poetry are welcome as long as they’re written in a narrative style. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication online in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in the annual print journal Lascaux 8.

Two copies of the journal will be supplied to every writer appearing in it. Entry fee is $15. Writers may enter more than once, and as many as three stories may be submitted per entry (all pasted into one document). Individual story length should not exceed 1,000 words. All genres and styles are welcome.

Contest participants receive free downloads of the Lascaux Prize volumes to date. Because editors are dispersed geographically the review is unable to accept submissions via postal mail. Please make sure Submittable is on your safe list. Submissions close 30 June 2020.

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The Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction

The Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction will reopen 1 April 2020. Creative nonfiction may include memoirs, chronicles, personal essays, humorous perspectives, literary journalism—anything the author has witnessed, experienced, learned, or discovered. Pieces may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000, a bronze medallion, and publication online in The Lascaux Review. The winner and all finalists will be published in the annual print journal Lascaux 8.

Two copies of the journal will be supplied to every writer appearing in it. Entry fee is $15. Writers may enter more than once. Length should not exceed 10,000 words. All topics are welcome; pieces should be written in a nonacademic style.

Contest participants receive free downloads of the Lascaux volumes to date. Because editors are dispersed geographically the review is unable to accept submissions via postal mail. Please make sure Submittable is on your safe list. Submissions close 22 September 2020.

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Entry fees are dedicated entirely to prize money and operating expenses. Editors, judges, and other staff at The Lascaux Review are unpaid volunteers.

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