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The Culture Issue – FOUR DAYS LEFT!

I am planning on writing a longer post about this tomorrow, but right now the sun is shining, the cider is cold and Saturday afternoon is beckoning.

There is only FOUR DAYS LEFT to get your submissions in for the December Issue of The Paperbook Collective!

Get writing, get drawing, get photographing. Get ready to share something about your little piece of the world with the rest of the world.

This theme can be interpreted very broadly people, don’t feel bogged down or bound by the fact that this issue has a theme. Think of it as a chance to push yourself, to explore beyond the normal confines of your usual style. This doesn’t mean that you can’t write fiction or poetry, I would love to see some stories based in your home town or your state, or even your country for that matter. I would love to see some poetry that links back to something about your culture, or some poetry that is synonymous with a particular culture. Doesn’t have to be your culture. Just has to be a culture.

Review a book by a writer from your country. Head outside and take some pictures, it would be cool to compare how the world looks all over this November.

Best of luck everyone, I hope you enjoy the challenge put forth by The Culture Issue.

Submission Form_The Paperbook Collective

Here is the submission form for your convenience.

Email it through to ~

Have fun with it.

I’m going to.


The view from my balcony. If that’s not culture I don’t know what is.


And here are some quotes about culture to inspire you.


A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and the soul of its people.

– Mahatma Gandhi


If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.

– John F. Kennedy


Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being.

– Thomas Carlyle


And because November is A Month of Steinbeck:

We all have that heritage, no matter what old land our fathers left. 

– John Steinbeck. 


  1. My grandmother used tell us lots of stories, does that count? They have been in our community for ages and told differently by each family like the fairy tales collected by the Grimm brothers.

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