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All submissions should arrive with a cover letter that includes contact information, a brief description of the work, a professional/personal biography, and a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE).

All submissions should be presented in a professional manner.

Simultaneous submissions are fine as long as we are notified if/when your piece is accepted elsewhere.

All submissions will be recycled unless you would like it returned to you. Sufficient postage should be included on your SASE.

At this time we do not accept electronic submissions.

Please follow the standard format for all submissions: brief intro; bio; sample.

Never send the only copy of your work.


We read poetry, fiction, memoir, nonfiction, criticism, journalism, reviews, letters, and criticism for consideration in Cadillac Cicatrix only. If you don't see your field below, contact us and let us know what you have. We are open to your interpretations of how the written word can be manipulated and how art can be perceived.
PLEASE NOTE: Cadillac Cicatrix is a thematic publication.

Essays - Essays of a journalistic or expository integrity should be well-researched, well-written and contain no more than 3000 words.

Criticism - Criticism should be submitted with (a selection of) the work and contain no more than 3000 words.

Poems - Poetry selections (3 - 7 poems) should include a brief introduction and how you can be reached.

Stories - Please, no more than one story per submission. Stories should contain be no longer than 3000 words.


All visual media should be submitted in a digital format (ie: pdf/jpg/eps/quicktime/etc).

Mail art submissions with a personal and/or professional bio.

We feature artists online. From collage to cartoons, to video and film, we are open to your interpretation of your preferred medium.

All submissions should be presented in a professional manner.

No organic material please.


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Carmel Valley, CA 93924