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:




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 3 from May 1st through June 30th, 2012. Any submissions received before or after will be ignored. Our intention is to respond to all submissions by July 15th.

What's it pay?

Upon publication, contributors will receive one cent per word for their fiction, and a copy of the physical book.

How do I submit my story?

Follow the directions specified on our submissions page.

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