Type Of Organization
Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Simply put, we’re tired of so many barriers to entry. Whether it’s word count, subject matter limitations, political or religious implications, we’re tired of seeing so many great works being cast aside for one arbitrary reason or another. So, we created a space where that kind of work can thrive. We are in the business of publishing stories, poems, essays, and art that make us feel something and stretch our brains to new realizations of form and possibility. Cult, as the name suggests, wants the weird, the risk-taking: the stuff that gets tucked away because someone thinks no one would ever publish that. We want art that challenges and confronts; not coddles and reaffirms. We will never subscribe to a particular style, theme, or artistic movement. We want all voices from all backgrounds and experience who feel they have something worthy to say to submit. Of course, we want all kinds of folks to submit and grace the pages of our little rag, but what ultimately matters is what shows up on the page. In summation, the work takes priority.
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Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
Primary Editor/Contact Person
Managing Editor, Co-Founder
essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, audio, video, gr_novel
Ro Daniels, Pamela Painter, Gary Fincke
Free to submit. Expedited services is available for a response time of less than three weeks for a fee of $5.00.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Submission Guidelines URL
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
1 - 3 months
Number Of Unpaid Staff
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
Jake Hargrove asked me to help him run a magazine, so I did.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
One editor-in-chief, a managing editor, a cover artist, one arts editor, and a resident artist for to complement the digital features.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
Keep it simple, please.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
Cult, as the name suggests, wants the weird, the risk-taking: the stuff that gets tucked away because someone thinks no one would ever publish that. We want art that challenges and confronts; not coddles and reaffirms.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Do not be afraid, but do not be arrogant. Give us the best version of your work. Some minor mistakes are fine, but haphazard work will be immediately rejected.
Do You Have A Favorite Unsolicited Submission Discovery Or Anecdote?
Not really, we do not put a bunch of emphasis on the identifying factors or affiliations of the writer or artist. We mostly want to know what they have to offer creatively.
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Someone tired of seeing all the safe literature out there.