E-mail submissions for Last Lick to Because of the volume of e-mail, the magazine cannot respond to every submission.

Please note:

* All submissions are subject to editing

* Editorial comments will not be given on the entries.

* Selected submissions will be published in Modern Cat magazine and on with byline credit for the author. There is no cash remuneration for authors of essays selected for publication. 

* All submissions are final: no changes or substitutions are allowed.


All entries must be original and unpublished works. Entries must be written in English. All entries must be creative nonfiction and be no more 800 words in length.


Previously published and unpublished authors may submit texts providing that the submissions are unpublished works. There must be only one author per entry.


Entrants warrant they have created the entry they are submitting and that they own all rights to it. Entrants will indemnify and hold Modern Cat and its affiliates harmless from and against any and all loss, damage, costs and other expense arising out of claims, whatever their nature, resulting directly or indirectly from breach of this warranty.

Modern Cat shall have the right to publish and reproduce submitted entries, in the original language and in translation, on the internet as well as on accompanying material of products that could be manufactured or sold.

Modern Cat shall also have exclusive rights to manufacture, sell and license products derived from the winning entries.

Modern Cat shall also have all rights to record and broadcast a reading of the entries, in whole or in part, and all rights to publish and reproduce the entries in Modern Cat magazine and on the internet.

Writers of essays chosen for publication, or their parents or guardians if the winners and/or the people accompanying them are minors, shall agree, if necessary, to have their name and/or picture, including their photograph used for purposes related to this contest, free of charge.

Participants may submit as many entries as they wish.




Works are assessment on the basis of the author's use of language, originality of subject and writing style.