CUCURBITAL – Now Open for Submissions

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What is Cucurbital?

It’s the name of a new “theme” anthology series in which all of the authors write their stories starting with the same handful of prompts.

What are the prompts?

There are three of them:



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Successful submissions will take these three prompts and weave a unique and compelling story of no more than five thousand words.

When can I submit for this anthology?

We’ll be accepting submissions for Cucurbital 2 from May 1 through May 31, 2011. Any submissions received before or after will be ignored. Our intention is to respond to all submissions no later than June 30, 2011.

What’s it pay?

Contributors will receive a copy of the book as well as a pro-rata share of fifty percent of the net profits after production costs are recouped.

How do I submit my story?

Submissions should be sent as RTF attachments to:


Standard formatting guidelines apply (e.g., 1-inch margins on all sides, double-spaced, courier).

The subject line of your email must begin with CUCURBITAL SUBMISSION or your email will be be ignored.

If you’ve done everything correctly, you should receive an email confirmation within three days.

Please include your full contact information in the body of your email, as well as a short list of recent credits. Other “cover letter” style goodies are neither requested nor required.

I have another question.

Contact Lawrence M. Schoen, Publisher:



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