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Painted Cave

Painted Cave Literary Journal <paintedcave.net> is accepting submissions from community college students across the nation for its fifth issue May 2016.  Though submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, the deadline for this issue is April 23.

Painted Cave is the online, student-run, faculty-guided literary journal of Santa Barbara City College. The journal has been recognized by the English Council of California for Two-Year Colleges as an outstanding literary magazine.

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 (Creative Nonfiction, “Negative Space,” Jenny Ramirez)

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


For more information please visit http://paintedcave.net/

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