Caveat Lector Submission and Publication Policies

Caveat Lector accepts poetry submissions from February 1 through June 30.

Caveat Lector accepts prose (short stories, extracts from longer works, essays, etc.), art and multimedia (camera-ready artwork, photographs, music, short films or extracts from longer films) submissions throughout the year.

Accepted submissions are published on the Caveat Lector website.

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 5 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.