Pulp Literature Press was the brainchild of Jen, Mel and Sue, a trio of writer-editors who took the advice “write what you want to read” one step further, to “publish what you want to read”. While Sue has since stepped away from full time editorial to pursue her own writing, the goals and tenets of the magazine remain the same.
What do we want to read?
We love genre. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, History, Thriller or Chiller: we read it all, as long as it’s well written.
We love literary fiction. Beautiful prose, soul-searching themes, and powerful and complex character development are all part of the stories we like.
We believe that genre fiction IS literary. Our goal is to publish writing that breaks out of the bookshelf boundaries, defies genre, surprises, and delights.
Rather than limit ourselves to a single genre or fiction format, we pick from two specific segments: exceptional emerging talent, and established writers and artists who wish to break out of their genre confines.
Pulp Literature magazine contains short stories, novellas, novel and graphic novel excerpts, illustrations and graphic shorts. Think of it as a wine-tasting … or a pub crawl … where you’ll experience new flavours and rediscover old favourites.
In these days of massive hardcover tomes and heavyweight trade paperbacks, do you miss the small, inexpensive paperbacks you could stuff in your purse or coat pocket? We do, which is why our print format is a digest-sized magazine, lovingly modelled after fabulous magazines which have stood the test of time: Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, Asimov’s and Ellery Queen.
Our motto is ‘good books for the price of a beer’. We don’t want to stretch your pocketbook, just your mind.