Submissions are now OPEN for Issue 2: ‘The Cult Edition’

RMIT Catalyst welcomes you to submit to our second issue of the year, ‘The Cult Edition’

The publication loves to feature all:

  • Writing 200-500 words (Articles, Editorials, Features, Creative Writing, Poetry, etc.)
  • Interviews
  • Digital Art
  • Photography
  • Painting (Watercolour, Oil, etc.)
  • Drawing (Graphite, Pencil, Colour)
  • Collages

All image submissions to Catalyst must be in a portrait orientation, 300 dpi and submitted in PDF file format. This is to ensure the highest quality print.

All writing submissions must be in PDF or DOCX format, with a preferred name of the writer at the bottom.

Submit to Issue Two: The Cult Edition Online Form.

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FAQ – 

What is ‘The Cult Edition’?

The Cult Edition is inspired by the phenomenon of the ‘cult classic’. That is, a film that has acquired a cult following. Some examples of cult classics are The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), Pink Flamingoes (1972), 28 Days Later (2002), Mad Max (1979), An American Werewolf in London (1981) Twilight (2008), Mean Girls (2004) – and many, many more!

It is obscure and mostly unpopular with mainstream audiences, often revolutionary or ironically enjoyed. The Cult Edition is camp; it’s elaborate subculture; it’s subversion; it’s the unwavering defiance of the mainstream.

Catalyst welcomes you to the B-side expression of the human condition.

What are some ideas of material to submit?

Catalyst Issue Two is looking to tell the stories of the camp, the underground and the obscure. Some examples of works could include:

  • Tell us about the history behind your favourite Cult film
  • Artist profiles of eccentric people
  • Your experiences with the witchy and the strange
  • Tell us about your favourite subcultures
  • Who is an artist that more people should know about
  • Write a review on a book with a cult following
  • A guide to hidden gems in Melbourne
  • Reflect on the comeback of the ‘punk’ genre
  • The cult of TikToK
  • Your observations on cult fashion trends

Who can I contact for more enquiries?

Contact us via our email address, [email protected]

Catalyst has been the student publication of RMIT University since 1944. We may be older than your parents but we’re still going strong!

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