Anthology Submissions

We are thrilled to invite writers to contribute to CultureCult’s upcoming anthology, “Creatures of Habit: Short Stories of Quirks and Idiosyncrasies.” This collection aims to showcase the eccentricities and unique habits that define us as individuals.

THE FINAL DATE OF SUBMISSION IS NOVEMBER 16, 2023

Open to all genres, the stories should center on characters and their distinctive quirks or idiosyncrasies. Whether it’s a benign obsession with collecting oddities, a ritualistic daily routine, or an eccentric behavior that defines a personality, we want to delve into the nuances that make your characters tick. Unveil the peculiarities that set your characters apart. Whether comical, poignant, or downright bizarre, let their habits unfold within your narrative.

Come up with your own story or feel free to take inspiration from one of our writing prompts below:

– A notorious and compulsive spinner of tall tales becomes the main suspect in a crime he denies committing.

– A reserved librarian with a passion for collecting old letters, finds an unmailed love letter addressed to her, hidden inside a library book.

– In the future, a drug offering temporary immortality wildly amplifies the personal quirks and idiosyncrasies of users.

A compulsive overthinker begins to believe that the people around him are parties to a grave conspiracy. He wonders if he is overthinking again. What if he isn’t?

– A compulsive hoarder discovers a video cassette that unveils the truth about decades-old serial killings.

A dedicated artist on the verge of perfecting a recurring dream-woman’s portrait, is interrupted by an unexpected visitor.

PLEASE NOTE that this is an anthology on a specific THEME. ONLY those pieces which center on characters and their distinctive quirks or idiosyncrasies, shall be considered for publication

WE ARE ACCEPTING:

Short Story: (between 1500-8000 words) Send no more than ONE short story

Flash Fiction: (between 100-1500 words) Send no more than TWO flash fictions

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 Pieces cannot be withdrawn once CultureCult Press informs the author of its acceptance for publication.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.

Each contributor shall receive a COMPLIMENTARY DIGITAL COPY of the anthology as soon as it publishes.

 

Manuscripts should directly be sent to CCAnthologySubs@gmail.com

Emails must have the subject line “Submission for CREATURES OF HABIT

Each piece MUST be attached with a short bio (preferably within 100 words) and, if possible, a photograph of the author to go along with publication.

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

 

CultureCult Press and its imprint 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 plagiarism or copyright infringement.

​NOTE: We typically reply within a month after receiving submissions. However, replies can be delayed under unforeseen circumstances.