Painted Cave

Painted Cave


From the Editor

Painted Cave is a literary journal established by the creative writing students at Santa Barbara City College. Our goal is to highlight contemporary and emerging writers enrolled in community colleges across the nation by presenting their work in an online biannual magazine in May and November.

Painted Cave reserves First North American Serial Rights. We accept simultaneous submissions on a rolling basis. Please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.


We accept the following genres:
Flash Fiction: 1-3 pieces, no more than 750 words each.
Fiction: 1 piece, no more than 5000 words.
Poetry: 3-5 poems, no more then 50 lines each.
Creative Nonfiction: 1 piece, no more than 5000 words.
Flash Creative Nonfiction: 1-3 pieces, no more than 750 words each.


We are accepting submissions for the November issue. No contests planned.


Editors Name Christine Brown, poetry editor; Patty Haddad, fiction editor; Grady Olson, associate poetry editor
Print publication? No
Circulation Estimated 1000
Do you take online submissions? Yes
Submission Guidelines URL
Approx. Response Time? 1-2 months
How often do you publish? twice a year: May & November
Year Founded? 2014
Do you pay? not yet


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