PulpCult Submissions

Submission call for Superstories

PulpCult, an imprint of CultureCult Press, invites submissions of ‘superhero stories’ for publication in its anthology “Superstories” (Expected release: March/April 2023). The final date for submission is February 05, 2023.

Ahoy authors, PulpCult welcomes you to take part in a grand literary experiment with SUPERSTORIES – our upcoming anthology of Superpowered stories!

Superheroes have almost exclusively been the staple of comic books and motion pictures. Can a superhero solely exist in the dimension of the written word too? Why not? We invite authors to roll up your sleeves and create a brand new superhero and craft a superstory around them!

Your superhero could be a manipulator of sound waves, gravity, matter itself or even time. Maybe they have the power to interact with plants, animals or the human memories that lay in our deep subsconscious. Perhaps your superhero can shapeshift at will, or possess the power to create personal dimensions where they can hide away anything from a love letter to a supervillain.

Your plot may be a classic origin story with or without the tragic death of a close one. It could showcase the return of an aged superhero and their final bow during an invasion of the undead! Maybe your superhero saves the city from a natural disaster, or a man-made one, or something nefariously plotted by a scheming supervillain in a nail biting thriller. Perhaps your hero teams up with a gang of fellow superhumans to combat an intergalactic threat in a hardcore sci fi adventure!

There is no shortage of heroes, stories or imagination in the multiverse of possibilities that superheroes have come to symbolise. Have fun picking your own!

PLEASE NOTE that this is an anthology with a THEME. ONLY those fiction pieces that feature a positive and/or heroic portrayal of a superhero, shall be considered for publication.

ALSO NOTE:

  • Your story and characters must be original and should not bear close resemblance to any existing superhero or superhero story
  • Your superhero can be of any race, gender or sexual orientation
  • Superhero parodies are fine too, but please ensure that your story carries a positive/heroic message and doesn’t infringe on any extant copyrights

WE ARE ACCEPTING:

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 PulpCult informs the author of its acceptance for publication.

We consider reprints and publish them in case they are 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 PulpCultSubs@gmail.com

Emails must have the subject line “Submission for Superstories

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, within 50-100 words.