2019 Year of Authors: 6th – 10th May

Come gather up fiction, poetry and art!  Arrange them in your home in dazzling displays, plant them in your own creative gardens, and gift them to friends, family — strangers, if you like! Our issues are a delight in all seasons, but with spring comes longer hours to spend spread out among the flowers, good book settled in the fresh growth. Welcome to week 18 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors — delight in what our authors and artists have to offer!

6th – 10th May 2019

Monday: Joan MacLeodIssue 3

Joan MacLeod is one of Canada’s stellar playwrights. As well as her Governor General Award for Amigo’s Blue Guitar, she has received the Jesse Richardson and Betty Mitchell Awards for The Shape Of A Girl and the Chalmer’s Canadian Play Award for Little Sister, which was also nominated for a Governor General’s Award. Seldom a year goes by in which she isn’t nominated for a prize, and in 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Siminovitch Prize for playwrighting. These days, MacLeod has nine acclaimed plays behind her, as well as a rich history of mentoring dramatists, poets and every sort of storyteller.

Issue 13 cover art by Tais Teng

Tuesday: Joanna Lesher, Issue 8

Joanna Lesher is a freelance writer and editor hailing originally from suburban Detroit, now settled into Farmingston Hills, and has bounced between a couple continents in between.  She writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror with a humorous touch.

Issue 8 cover art by Mel Anastasiou

Wednesday: John Davies, Issue 17

John Davies was born in Birkenhead, UK, and has had work published in Crannóg, The Manchester Review, RosebudOrbis, The Pedestal, QU Literary Magazine, Apex, and Grain. In 2016 he was runner up in the Cheshire Prize for Literature, and he won the RTÉ Guide Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition. He organizes a regular creative writing group in Navan, Ireland, which can be found on Twitter: @Bulls_Arse.

Issue 17 cover featuring stellar artwork by Britt-Lise Newstead

Thursday: John Henry Friesen, Issue 20

John Henry Friesen began contributing cartoons to the Steinbach, Manitoba paper at age 14. He took a correspondence cartooning course from Ohio, and later one from Art Instruction with Charles Schultz. “John Henry’s” cartooning is affiliated with TV series including Skiddle Bits, Third Story, and Sesame Street. He has illustrated book covers, created magazine illustrations and has operated a thriving sign business since the 1960s. He continues today.

Issue 20 cover with tech-slum cover by Ben Baldwin

Friday: John Meyers, Issue 11

John’s stories have appeared most recently in Spartan, SmokeLong Quarterly, Threadcount Magazine, Lunch Ticket and The Louisville Review. John was a 2018 Best Small Fictions nominee and is online @hammeredinmetal‘Motorbike’ was the winner of the inaugural Bumblebee contest in 2016.

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