The writing and visual art at IthacaLit is the best work we have found from among many submissions sent our way by emerging & established writers & artists. We ask that you wander through IthacaLit: Lit with Art and land where you feel at home. Use that place to connect your work first to us and next to our readers. We publish work that brings readers home. We are searching not for distance but for connection through your voice and vision.
Ends on November 23, 2017$18.00 - 20.00
$18.00 - 20.00
The winning poet receives $1,000.00 & publication in the winter issue.

The winning poem is announced with publication in the Winter issue of IthacaLit. Two Honorable Mentions will also be announced for publication in the winter issue. Finalists will be invited to accept publication in the spring issue at the editors' discretion.

All submissions will be accepted only during the reading period. 
All submissions are read blind by the final judge. 

As a special incentive to inspire Cave Canem members, we offer a discounted submission fee at Submittable. Only Cave Canem Fellows & graduates are eligible for the discount. Cave Canem Fellows should indicate their Cave Canem status in the submission title. Cave Canem status and this incentive do not bear any weight on our final choice.
Please note: poetry submissions of multiple poems must be uploaded as one file.
Please submit 3-5 original, unpublished poems along with your brief bio and a jpeg author photo. We tend not to publish long or prose or epic poems. Simultaneous submissions accepted, but please let us know when your work has been accepted elsewhere.

We want poetry that connects readers to the journey that is our humanity. That place may simply be the connection that allows a reader to feel s/he has experienced this moment in time you've written about, a grace note that allows us to be animal, mineral and completely human. 

We value the work we publish & regret that we are unable to offer payment at this time. Work is chosen by the editors, who understand that good work may be rejected due to our perception of IthacaLit as a whole.
Please submit artist & writer interviews or craft essays which are cohesive, clear & informative regarding the process of writing and creating visual art. Interviews must be of interest to writers and should not be vanity profiles. We're not all that concerned with knowing if the artist/writer likes cats or kangaroos.

We'll also consider short creative non-fiction that is serious or humorous but has an underlying depth in its point of view.