CultureCult Press invites mystery/crime fiction submissions for publication in its anthology of detection fiction “The CultureCult CASEBOOK” (Expected release: March 2022). The final date for submission is January 15, 2022.

In CultureCult’s first proposed anthology of mystery/crime fiction, it is open season for all shades of detectives. They can be brooding, quick-as-a-whip, charming and smart, sexy and dangerous with a licence to off someone, maybe a little French, a little bit of an addict, a curious old lady, a retired high jumper, a salesman who sells mayonnaise, a blind nun who smells guilt, a little girl with a dog for Dr. Watson, a dealer of precious antiquities, a milkman with a photographic memory, or even a cat –

Our only requisite is that your story have a mystery for your chosen detective to solve, and (if it ain’t much of a bother) you leave out some clues in the story so that readers can challenge themselves to find the killer/thief/imposter/stolen diamond/dinosaur bone/the Mona Lisa/a signed copy of Shakespeare’s Cardenio/the dog who stole the catnip – before your detective does!

Assuming Crime/Mystery to be genre in itself, we invite stories of all sub-genres – your submission is free to be anything from a historical to a speculative fiction, as long as

1. It features a bonafide detective or a central character who takes it upon him/her/themselves to solve –

2. A mystery/crime that is at the core of the story

PLEASE NOTE that this is an anthology with a THEME. ONLY those crime/mystery pieces that feature a detective/mystery solver, shall be considered for publication.


Short Story: (between 1500-8000 words) Send no more than TWO short stories per submission.

Flash Fiction: (between 50-1500 words) Send no more than THREE flash fictions per submission.

We are accepting TRANSLATED WORKS as well. Submission of translated works must be accompanied by a statement declaring that the translator has obtained the author’s permission and their publisher’s, if required.

Simultaneous Submissions are welcome but the author must inform us by e-mail as soon as the submitted piece is accepted elsewhere. Pieces cannot be withdrawn once CultureCult informs the author of its acceptance for publication.

We consider reprints but generally do not publish them unless they are absolutely exceptional.

At present, we are unable to pay our contributors. However. each contributor shall receive a COMPLIMENTARY DIGITAL COPY of the anthology as soon as it publishes.

Manuscripts should directly be sent to CCAnthologySubs@gmail.comEmails must have the subject line

Emails must have the subject lineSubmission for Casebook

Please submit your files in the following formats: .doc /.docx /.txt. DO NOT submit PDFs.

CultureCult Press and its imprints use non exclusive rights to publish in its anthologies and website. Authors are free to republish their work anywhere else once it has been published.

Please submit only original pieces. CultureCult Press or the editor/s of the anthology shall not be responsible for any disputes arising out of copyright infringement.

Each piece MUST be attached with a short bio of the author, preferably within 50-100 words.