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2019 Year of Authors: 17 – 21 June

Everyday this week, the sun lingers just a bit longer — but these deals won’t! Take advantage of all that extra natural light as we build towards the the summer solstice and the 24th week of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors! 

17th – 21st June 2019

Monday: Marnie EldridgeIssue 12

Marnie Eldridge lives a rather quiet life in Fallbrook, California, with her
two amazing children and stellar spouse who support her writing life as fiercely
as she supports their daily wellbeing.

Issue 12 cover by Melissa Mary Duncan

Wednesday: Marta Salek, Issue 7

Marta Salek lives out in the hills of Australia with her partner and assorted fluffy roosters, chickens, sheep, alpacas, and one dog (who may or may not have fleas). When not working, she passes the time trying to grow vegetables and running over irrigation pipe with her ride-on mower. In a past life, she spent her days programming (or screaming at) computers and writing lengthy emails which were reported to give her managers headaches. Now, she’s more gainfully occupied as a nurse, which legitimately allows her to amuse herself by asking people about their bowel habits. Marta’s computer is infested with short stories and a handful of novels at varying stages of completion. Some of the former have appeared in
publications such as Aurealis, SF&F, Perihelion SF and Freeze Frame Fiction. The latter lurk. And wait.

Thursday: Mary Rykov, Issue 2 & 9

Mary H Auerbach Rykov is a Toronto-based music therapist, editor, and educator whose research, poems and songs are found in literary and academic journals. Mary serves as proofreader for Pulp Literature and freelances as a scholarly-academic editor.

Friday: Matilda Berke, Issue 17

Matilda Berke has been recognized by YoungArts, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the LA Tomorrow Prize, the Molotov Cocktail’s Shadow Award, and the LA Youth Poet Laureate competition, among others. She will be double majoring in English and Economics at Wellesley College. In her free time, she hopes to take up sailing and to read as many books as possible.

Issue 17 cover featuring stellar artwork by Britt-Lise Newstead

Tuesday: Matthew Hooton, Issue 11

Matthew Hooton is best known for his prize-winning novel Deloume Road, published with Knopf Canada and Jonathan Cape UK. Matthew has also written fiction and nonfiction for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and journals. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide in Australia.

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2019 Year of Authors: 10 – 14 June

It’s not every year you get to celebrate publishing 20 issues of genre-busting literature. We want our readers to reap the rewards, and our contributors to shine in the spotlight, so every week we are offering up a selection of deeply discounted past issues, based on one of the authors, poets, or artists whose work fills the magazine’s pages. Welcome to week 23 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

10th – 14th June 2019

Monday: Laura KosturIssue 6

Born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, Laura Kostur finds inspiration from her surroundings and the wide variety of people drawn to the West Coast. Now employed in Communications with the Federal Government of Canada, Laura enjoy a job that allows her to write and edit every day, while interacting with a wide variety of people, and being of service to the public. When not at work, or working on her next novel, Laura can be found cutting and thrusting her way through classes at Academie Duello, a school of European Swordplay and Western Martial Arts. Laura currently works, fights and writes in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she lives with her husband and possibly a dog, if enough people pester the aforementioned spouse into letting her adopt one.

Wednesday: Leah Komar, Issue 16

The geographically diverse Leah Komar grew up in Syracuse and Central Pennsylvania. She attended college in New Orleans and Kyoto, and she has since then lived in Toyama and Austin. She now lives in Tokyo. Her poem, ‘Krang’, was the runner up for the 2017 Magpie Award for Poetry.

Issue 16 cover art by Akem

Thursday: Margaret Kingsbury, Issue 5

Margaret Kingsbury lives in Nashville Tennessee, where she writes, teaches English, and works at a used bookstore. Her poetry and short fiction have appeared in Battlerunes: Writings on War and Expanded Horizons. She is passionate about storytelling, helping to promote diverse and marginalised voices, and parenting from a feminist and scientific perspective.

Friday: Maria Pascualy, Issue 19

Image result for maria pascualyMaria Pascualy lives in Tacoma, Washington, where she writes in a little white house. Her writing has appeared in Panoply, Mulberry Fork Review, and Hobo Camp Review. Her poem, ‘First Date’, will give you an intimate glimpse into an eerie first date.

Tuesday: Mark Mitchell, Issue 5

Mark J Mitchell’s poetry has been published in several hundred magazines and a handful of anthologies over the years, in addition to some novels and chapbooks. His collection, Detective Movie, is quintessential pulp poetry and we fell in love with the tone. 

2019 Year of Authors: 3 – 7 June

Blooms maxed out, baby birds bumbling from their nests, and breezes that aren’t bracing … How is it already June?!  Well, there’s only a limited window of time before August swaggers in and ruins the fun — two months, to be exact — so buy books that are guaranteed to fill long hours at the beach or amuse around the campfire.  Week 22 is here, and it will be gone before you know it!

3rd – 7th June 2019

Monday: KM VaghelaIssue 2

KM Vaghela is an avid reader who sometimes writes and holds a MFA in fiction from the University of Maryland. Being a lecturer, a spouse, and a parent graciously allows for experiences and reflections worthy enough to warp, just a little, and share.

Tuesday: Kris Sayer, Issue 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15

What can we say about Kris Sayer? Kris Sayer is an independent game developer, illustrator, graphic designer and comic warrior. In the rare times she’s not drawing, she can be found making (often elaborate) costumes and self- studying swordplay (and spoonplay). She is the artistic-half of Dingo Games, the viking-half of Weald Comics, and a regular contributor to the likes of Pulp Literature and Cloudscape Comics. Boiled down, Kris is a maximum storyteller, artist, and life-liver.

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Wednesday: Krista Wallace, Issue 6

Krista Wallace is a writer, musician, and actor in the Vancouver area. When she is not in her cubby hole writing fantasy and short fiction, she is likely singing jazz, or working with talented young people in musical theatre. She has a fabulous Significant Other and two (mostly) adult kids who simply refuse to be plumbers.  Her story ‘The Inner Light’ won the first ever Raven contest, and is based on the cover of Issue 6 by Tais Teng.

Thursday: Kristene Perron, Issue 20

Kristene Perron has been shot, stabbed, drowned, run over and thrown from a building. During her ten years as a professional stunt woman, she learned all the interesting ways a person can get injured or die and then applied this unique education to her fiction. She is the co-author of the adventure science fiction series Warpworld, the 2010 winner of the Surrey International Writers’ Conference Storyteller Award, and a 2015 Writers of the Future finalist. Her stories have appeared in Escape PodDenizens of Darkness, Canadian Storyteller MagazineThe Barbaric Yawp, and Hemispheres Magazine. Her friends wish she would stop talking about cats.

Issue 20 cover with tech-slum cover by Ben Baldwin

Friday: Laird Long, Issue 3

Laird Long pounds out fiction in all genres. Big guy, sense of humour; been freelancing for twelve years, free-styling for more. Tends to speak in short clips, write in long-hand. His penned credits included in the magazines Albedo One, Baen’s UniverseSherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy, The Mammoth Book of Jacobean Whodunits, The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes and Impossible Mysteries, and the action-accounting adventure novel No Accounting for Danger.

Issue 13 cover art by Tais Teng

2019 Year of Authors: 27 – 31 May

It’s not every year you get to celebrate publishing 20 issues of genre-busting literature. We want our readers to reap the rewards, and our contributors to shine in the spotlight, so every week we are offering up a selection of deeply discounted past issues, based on one of the authors, poets, or artists whose work fills the magazine’s pages. Welcome to week 21 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

20th – 24th May 2019

Monday: Keltie Zubko, Issue 19

Keltie Zubko is a Western Canadian writer who divides her time between Vancouver Island and Alberta. She has an extensive background writing about freedom of speech legal cases, but now prefers to explore our human relationship with technology in her short stories and novels.  Her story ‘Towing the Mustang’ was a runner up in the 2017 Surrey International Writers’ Conference Storyteller’s Award.

Tuesday: Kerry Craven, Issue 18

Kerry Craven is an English and creative writing teacher in Oshawa, Ontario. She has always been an avid reader, and after two decades of teaching English literature and creative writing, she began to apply what she learned to her own short stories and poems. Currently, she is branching out into the writing of middle grade fiction. Kerry is a great lover of dogs, and promises that no dog will ever die in her stories.  Her short story ‘Meggie’ was the runner up in the 2017 Raven Short Story Contest.

Wednesday: Kimberleigh Roseblade, Issue 4

Kimberleigh Smithbower Roseblade has one of the most interesting and appropriate last names you may come across. She considers herself to be one of those dreamers and doers that sees her glass as half full as opposed to half empty. Her heart beats to the rhythms of Western Martial Arts, music making, slam poetry, and any activity that gets her feet (and the rest of her) wet and her blood pumping. She hopes to shine light onto others living with incurable and chronic illnesses by being raw and open about her own struggles and her own victories.

Thursday: Kirsty Favell, Issue 6

Kirsty Favell is a UK-based commercial copywriter. For as long as she can remember she has also been a ‘closet’ creative writer. Her first novel, The Magical Adventures of the Oldest Rockers in Town, was published last year, finally outing her as the permanently confused ‘executive-hippy’ she really is.

Friday: KL Mabbs, Issue 4

KL Mabbs grew up wanting to write about heroes the way Robert E. Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs did, with passion and emotion. He met the magician in ‘Death of Me’ very much how it is described in the story. Three minutes later, when he walked back the same way, the magician was gone. Such is the way of inspiration. Look for KL Mabbs’s Spellsword, Wolf: A Military P.A.C. Novel, and The God’less Saga.

2019 Year of Authors: 20th – 24th May

This is week 20, which starts on May 20th, and you all know the drill by know. Every week, we’re featuring five authors, artists, and poets whose work graces the first 20 issues of our magazine. 20 must be our lucky number … wouldn’t you know it, even Issue 20 is on sale this week!

20th – 24th May 2019

Monday: Karlo YeagerIssue 4

Karlo Yeager was born and raised in Puerto Rico and now lives in Baltimore. He strives to explore themes such as being part of several cultures, but not belonging to any. When not answering questions like, “Why Baltimore?” he volunteers with the Baltimore Science Fiction Society.

Tuesday: Kate Austin, Issue 6

Kate Austin is a poet, a novelist, a short story writer, an editor, an acquisitions editor, a paralegal, an occasional teacher (both of paralegals and of writers), an avid movie goer, a reader of a book a day, a good friend, and busy!

Wednesday: Katie Vautour, Issue 12

Katie Vautour is a visual artist and writer published in a variety of literary journals, and though she dabbles in all genres (including fiction, non-fiction, and playwriting), her main focus is poetry. She is also the director of the Piper’s Frith Writing Retreat. Katie graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University with majors in Filmmaking, Painting, Drawing and Art History. She has participated in residencies in Oaxaca, Mexico, New Brunswick, and the Banff Centre. She exhibits her mixed-media work, paintings, and drawings throughout Atlantic Canada, and gladly repurposes offered used materials into art. She lives in St. John’s.

Issue 12 cover by Melissa Mary Duncan

Thursday: kc dyer, Issue 16

kc dyer is the author of seven books for teens and adults. Her most recent title, a romantic comedy from Berkley Books, is the internationally best-selling Finding Fraser. kc resides in the wilds of British Columbia in the company of an assortment of mammals, some of them human. She likes to walk in the woods and write books.

Issue 16 cover art by Akem

Friday: Kelli Allen, Issue 17 & 20

Kelli Allen’s work has appeared in numerous journals in the US and internationally. She is Poetry Editor for The Lindenwood Review and directs River Styx’s Hungry Young Poets series. Her chapbook, Some Animals, won the 2016 Etchings Press Prize. Her chapbook, How We Disappear, won the 2016 Damfino Press chapbook award. Her full-length poetry collection, Otherwise, Soft White Ash, arrived from John Gosslee Books in 2012 and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Her third full length poetry collection, Banjo’s Inside Coyote  is now available through C&R Press.

Issue 17 cover featuring stellar artwork by Britt-Lise NewsteadIssue 20 cover with tech-slum cover by Ben Baldwin

2019 Year of Authors: 13th – 17th May

What are you doing this morning? Enjoying a coffee, listening to the birds sing, scrolling through your Facebook feed … and oh what’s this? A post from your mother. Hmm… wasn’t there something you were supposed to do this weekend? Oh yeah… Mother’s Day. Whoops. Well, let’s get her some reading material in the better-late-than-never category, shall we? This is week 19 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors, and we’ve got the prices to perk up your mother’s day.

13th – 17th May 2019

Monday: Jonathon DaltonIssue 11

Jonathon Dalton draws comics about strange, alien worlds and the ordinary people who live in them. He lives on the outskirts of Vancouver and teaches elementary school in his spare time. His past work includes the self-published graphic novels A Mad Tea-Party and the Xeric-winning Lords of Death and Life, as well as short comics in several anthologies. He also drew The Legend of Bold Riley: The Talking Bone, written by Leia Weathington.

Tuesday: Jono Naito, Issue 11

Jono Naito, a writer and game designer, hold a MFA from Syracuse University, where they are also an Assistant Editor at Salt Hill. Their work has appeared here and there (and everywhere).

Wednesday: Joseph Stilwell, Issue 14 & 19

Joseph Stilwell has slain gods, devoured galaxies, and sired several ruling dynasties. He is either the most powerful man in the multiverse, or a very accomplished liar. Either way, he’s a hell of a storyteller.  Along with his partner in crime, artist Hugh Henderson, he created Blue Skies Over Nine Isles, a post-post-apocalyptic comic book, the first two issues of which appeared in PL Issues 14 and 19.

Thursday: Jude Neale, Issue 8 & 13

Jude Neale is a Canadian poet, vocalist, spoken word performer and mentor. Jude has written and co-written six books. Her most recent book is a collaboration with acclaimed writer and poet, Bonnie Nish. Cantata in Two Voices was written in turn, line by line in 50 days. This is the fourth book Jude has written on her phone.

Issue 8 cover art by Mel AnastasiouIssue 13 cover by Zoran Pekovic

Friday: Julian Mortimer Smith, Issue 8 

Julian Mortimer Smith is a science fiction and fantasy writer based in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. An active SFWA member with multiple publication credits, he’s also a writer and editor for numerous boardgames.

Issue 8 cover art by Mel Anastasiou

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.

2019 Year of Authors: 29 April – 3 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 17 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors — delight in what our authors and artists have to offer!

29th April – 3rd May 2019

Monday: Jennica BroomIssue 9

Jennica Broom’s story ‘Dream Home’ was the runner up in the 2015 Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction.  She lives in Orlando, Florida, where she spends her time writing and baking. She received her MFA from the University of Central Florida, and her work has appeared in Minerva Rising and Quad Literary Journal. Her blog is the stuff of binging (much like her baking, we suspect).

Tuesday: Jenny Blackford, Issue 15

Jenny Blackford is a poet and author based in Newcastle, Australia. Her poems have appeared in The Pedestal Magazine, Strange Horizons, Star*Line and Rhysling anthologies, as well as various anthologies and venerable literary journals. Pamela Sargent called her subversively feminist historical novella set in ancient Greece, The Priestess and the Slave, “elegant.” Her first poetry chapbook, The Duties of a Cat, was published in 2013 by Pitt Street Poetry. And she speaks so. Many. Languages.

Wednesday: Jessica Barksdale, Issue 18

Jessica Barksdale’s fourteenth novel, The Burning Hour, was published by Urban Farmhouse Press in April 2016. Her novels include Her Daughter’s Eyes, The Matter of Grace, and When You Believe. A Pushcart Prize, Million Writers Award, and Best-of-the-Net nominee, her short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming in the Waccamaw Journal, Salt Hill Journal, Little Patuxent Review, Carve Magazine, Palaver, and So to Speak. She is a Professor of English at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California, and teaches novel writing online for UCLA Extension. She holds an MA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MFA from the Rainier Writers Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.

Thursday: JJ Lee, Issue 2, 7, 8, & 17

JJ Lee presents a Christmas ghost story every year on CBC Radio in British Columbia. He mentors a non-fiction workshop at Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio. His memoir, The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit, was a finalist for a Governor-General’s Award for Literature. He’s illustrated two of our covers, written three featured stories, and a fourth is forth-coming. He’s prolific, yo.

Issue 8 cover art by Mel AnastasiouIssue 17 cover featuring stellar artwork by Britt-Lise Newstead

Friday: JM Landels, Allaigna’s Song: Overture, Issue 12, Pulp Literature Print Collection

JM Landels divides her professional time between writing, editing, drawing, and teaching people to swordfight from horseback. She holds a BA in Mediaeval English Literature from UBC and may some day return to her doctorate in Arthurian Romance at University College London.  She has been a freelance editor since 2003, and co-founded Pulp Literature Press in 2013. She has no hobbies, since they all tend to turn into professions. Her debut fantasy bestseller, Allaigna’s Song: Overture is available from Pulp Literature Press, with the sequel due out later this year.  You can also find serialized bits of both novels in past issues of Pulp Literature along with her short story ‘Masquerade’ in Issue 12.

Issue 12 cover by Melissa Mary Duncan

Announcing the Winners of the 2019 Magpie Award for Poetry

The scent drifting from our window sill must have let you know the pies are done … and the results are finally in.  We have a Magpie Award for Poetry to dish out! Contest Judge Renée Sarojini Saklikar mulled it over, sampled each offering, and came to these conclusions:

Kudos to all the entrants for a strong showing in a short-list of 10 poems, each with merit . I enjoyed the intelligence, beauty, wit, and ambition of each of the poems on this year’s short-list. Here are my three top choices.

First Place Winner: ‘A Short History of Space Travel’ by Susan Haldane:

Everything works in this finely wrought poem filled with metaphorical layers, weaving together myth, space, and gorgeous imagery.

The title situates us into a narrative arc, comprised of four specific prose poems whose sentences end in line-breaks timed to please both eye and ear (no easy feat).  We are entranced by the poem’s atmospheric pulse that merges prose with lyricism, and takes us on a journey of parallel, closely observed moments, each one evoking something far larger than the created snap-shot.  “If we are made of stardust, we are made of ashes too.” I couldn’t stop thinking about this poem! I want to meet its maker!

First Runner Up: ‘whiskey breath’ by Jack Waldheim

I loved the audacity of this unabashed ‘country ‘n’ western’ style lyric columnar. A song of heart-break, whiskey, cats, dancing: a whole ecosphere of longing, just made for saying out loud, thanks to precise line-breaks. This poem stayed loose on my tongue, with each line falling into the next.

Second Runner Up: ‘The Last of the Iron Lungs’ by Roxanna Bennett

A most excellent title, enticing us into this long concept poem.  Its metre is a bit like blank verse, with over-flowing four-line stanzas that utilize a wonderful poetic device, the ‘drop down line’.  That movement on the page instills in our eyes a visual space that adds to the overall experience of the poem. (see Dylan Thomas in his poem,Fern Hill’).

The striking thing about this poem was the way the ‘factoids’ of the Greek myth were used to evoke a kind of fable-warning about our current eco-crisis as well as share the story of a speaker with a disability.  

Renée Sarojini Saklikar

You can’t keep the magpie down, much like these winning poets, whose poems are as tenacious and flashy as this contest’s namesake.  See them in all their glory in Issue 24, due out this autumn.  And for those of you who identify with another flashy avian creature, the Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize is just around the corner, opening May 1st.

About the Judge

Renée Sarojini Saklikar recently completed her term as the first Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey, British Columbia. Her latest book is a BC bestseller: Listening to the Bees (Nightwood Editions, 2018). Renée’s first book, children of air india, (Nightwood Editions, 2013) won the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Award for poetry. Renée co-edited The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Anvil Press/SFU Public Square, 2015,) a City of Vancouver book award finalist. Renée’s chapbook, After the Battle of Kingsway, the bees, (above/ground press, 2016), was a finalist for the 2017 bpNichol award. Her poetry has been made into musical and visual installations, including the opera, air india [redacted].  Renée was called to the BC Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor, served as a director for youth employment programs in the BC public service, and now teaches law and ethics for Simon Fraser University in addition to teaching creative writing at both SFU and Vancouver Community College. She curates the popular poetry reading series, Lunch Poems at SFU and serves on the boards of Event magazine and The Capilano Review and is a director for the board of the Surrey International Writers Conference.   Renée belongs to the League of Canadian Poets and The Writer’s Union of Canada (TWUC) and is active on the TWUC Equity Committee. She is currently working on an epic-length sci-fi poem, THOT-J-BAP, that appears in journals, anthologies and chapbooks.

2019 Year of Authors: 22 – 26 April

It’s not every year you get to celebrate publishing 20 issues of genre-busting literature. We want our readers to reap the rewards, and our contributors to shine in the spotlight, so every week we are offering up a selection of deeply discounted past issues, based on one of the authors, poets, or artists whose work fills the magazine’s pages. Welcome to week 16 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

22nd – 26th April 2019

Monday: Jay Allisan, Issue 15

Jay Allisan is part-time author and full-time thinker. She grew up on a steady diet of superhero comics and still wants to be Batman someday. While she’ll read and write just about anything, psychological thrillers and character-driven stories are right up her alley. Her writing is proudly fuelled by the red Lindor chocolates. She lives in southern Alberta, where she works as a swim coach.  Her short story ‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang’ was the runner-up in the 2017 Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest.

Tuesday: Jeanette Topar, Issue 17

Jeanette Topar has had short stories published in The Southwest ReviewThe Greensboro Review, Skidrow Penthouse, Central PA Maga- zine, and Liars’ League NYC. You can listen to recordings of her stories performed at www.liarsleaguenyc.com. Her one-act comedies have won national playwriting competitions in New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere, and have been produced off Broadway. She has an MFA in fiction from Rutgers-Newark.  ‘Just Down the Hall’ won the 2017 Hummingbird Flash Fiction Prize.

Issue 17 cover featuring stellar artwork by Britt-Lise Newstead

Wednesday: Jeannine Pitas, Issue 2

Toronto-based poet Jeannine M Pitas is the author of the chap-book Our Lady of the Snow Angels (Lyricalmyrical Press, 2012) and the translator of acclaimed Uruguayan writer Marosa di Giorgio’s The History of Violets (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). She has also been published in various journals including Pilgrim, Carte Blanche and Red River Review.

Thursday: Jeffrey C Alfier, Issue 3

 A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Jeffrey Alfier is author of The Wolf Yearling (Silver Birch Press), Idyll for a Vanishing River (Glass Lyre Press) and Terminal Island: Los Angeles Poems (Night Ballet Press). His recent work appears in Spoon River Poetry Review, New York Quarterly and Tulane Review.

Issue 13 cover art by Tais Teng

Friday: Jenna Park, Issue 13

Jenna Park is the flash fiction editor for the Denver-based literary magazine Gambling the Aisle. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she is an MFA candidate at Loyola Marymount for Writing and Producing for Television. Her work has appeared in Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Eunoia Review, Black Mirror Magazine, and several times on her mother’s refrigerator.

Issue 13 cover by Zoran Pekovic