Submission Guidelines for The Cambridge Cult

Please send your pieces in a single document/file per submission type (so all poetry in one document, all essays in another etc.), each piece clearly titled, and email to 

For All Submissions

  • All written work should be a maximum of 1,000 words and written as you wish for them to appear (i.e. do not write in CAPSLOCK unless you wish for your work to be printed so).

  • Submissions containing racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other form of prejudice will not be tolerated and will be rejected outright.

  • If you wish to submit images to accompany your text, please ensure that they are your own, or you have received permission to use the image/s; and that they are good quality. Images will be considered on their own merit, so please be aware that we may wish to include your text without your images, but we will discuss this with you if this is the case.  

  • Typically, pieces will not be edited before submission, however, we may contact you to discuss editing if we believe it is necessary. We will never edit work without your permission. 

Journalism and Essays 

  • Essays do not need footnotes, but please use in-text referencing for any quotes or theories/ideas that need crediting. 

  • Journalism can be anything that fits the theme – please feel free to experiment and be creative with applying the theme. 

Poetry and Fiction 

  • Maximum of 40 lines. 

Art and Photography 

  • A single submission can either be a single, individual image; a single image in landscape format to be printed as a double page spread (please specify this); or a connected series of up to six images. 

  • Please submit images in PNG or JPG format. 

  • Be aware that the magazine will be printed in an A5 size or thereabouts (if submitting specifically for a physical issues) -  so images should not be smaller than 1748 x 2490 pixels, or 14.8 x 21 cm. 

  • Photos taken of artworks should be of a good quality - eg. no shadows blocking the image, blurry photographs, or lighting too dark to see the work. 


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