Contest Guidelines

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

The Lascaux Prizes in Creative Nonfiction and Short Fiction are presently open for submission. The Lascaux Prize in Poetry will reopen 1 October 2022. The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction will reopen 1 January 2023.

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The Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction

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 Pieces may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted.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 and a bronze medallion. Finalists receive $100. Winner and finalists are published in both the online and annual print editions of The Lascaux Review.

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. Judges are the journal’s editors. Writers retain all rights to their work at all times.

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. Make sure Submittable is on your safe list. Please submit your work by 30 September 2022.


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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Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted.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 and a bronze medallion. Finalists receive $100. Winner and finalists are published in both the online and annual print editions of The Lascaux Review.

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. Judges are the journal’s editors. Writers retain all rights to their work at all times.

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. Make sure Submittable is on your safe list. Please submit your work by 31 December 2022.


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The Lascaux Prize in Poetry

The Lascaux Prize in Poetry will reopen 1 October 2022. Poems may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. Winner receives $1,000 and a bronze medallion. Finalists receive $100. Winner and finalists are published in both the online and annual print editions of The Lascaux Review.

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. Judges are the journal’s editors. Poets retain all rights to their work at all times.

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. Make sure Submittable is on your safe list. Please submit your work by 31 March 2023.

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The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction

The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction will reopen 1 January 2023. Stories may be previously published or unpublished, and simultaneous submissions are accepted. True stories are welcome as long as they’re written in a narrative style. Winner receives $1,000 and a bronze medallion. Finalists receive $100. Winner and finalists are published in both the online and annual print editions of The Lascaux Review.

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. Judges are the journal’s editors. Writers retain all rights to their work at all times.

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. Make sure Submittable is on your safe list. Please submit your work by 30 June 2023.

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