Santa Barbara City College Call for Entries — Painted Cave Literary Journal

Greetings GCC Writers,

Following is a Call for Papers from Santa Barbara City College for their literary journal Painted Cave.  Note that the “contest” is free, is run by community college students, and is limited to community college student writers.

In a nutshell, your chances are good.

I might also point out that the categories are by genre AND word count for all of us that whine about word count…

I’m Chella Courington, faculty adviser for Painted Cave Literary Journal at Santa Babara City College (CA). The journal is specifically for student writers at community colleges across the nation. We launched our second issue in December 2014 and the third issue comes out in May. I would like to ask your assistance in distributing the call to your students and to your colleagues so they can pass it on to their students.

The link to the journal is <>.

Painted Cave Literary Magazine <> is accepting submissions from community college students nationwide for its third issue May 2015.  Painted Cave has rolling submissions (accepted all year long), but April 15 is a good deadline for the May issue (projected publish date is the first or second week of May).

Painted Cave is the online student-run, faculty-guided literary journal of Santa Barbara City College. We publish the work of community college student writers in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Painted Cave reserves First North American Serial Rights. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Paste your submission in the body of the email to <paintedcavesubmissions[at] gmail[dot]com>. Also include a short biography and the community college attending.

In the subject line include the genre of the submission, title(s) and your name (Fiction, “Born Too Late,” Mary Mullins)

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.

Dr. Chella Courington, Literary Adviser
Santa Barbara City College


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