Caveat Lector Submission and Publication Policies

Caveat Lector accepts submissions from February 1 through June 30 each year, including poems, short stories or brief extracts from longer fictional works, essays, camera-ready artwork, photographs, short musical scores, or multimedia (including jpgs, mp3s, CDs, and DVDs). Complimentary copies of Caveat Lector are sent to all writers and artists whose submissions are accepted.

Mail Submissions

Send submissions with a brief bio and SASE to the following address:

Caveat Lector Submission
400 Hyde St. #606
San Francisco, CA 94109

Electronic Submissions

Email submissions to Please include your e-mail, a brief bio, and mail address in the message. Multimedia submissions are also accepted (mp3s, video files, web links to art, music or films). Send images in .jpg or .gif formats, and written works in Microsoft Word format or Rich Text format. If you are submitting a file larger than 1 MB, email an inquiry to first.

NOTE: we only accept poetry submissions through postal mail. Fiction, essays, photos, music and multimedia can be submitted through postal or electronic mail.

Publication Rights

After acceptance and publication on, Caveat Lector reserves the right to publish submissions in Caveat Lector print omnibus editions and collections. Otherwise, all copyrights revert to the contributors on publication.