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2019 Year of Authors: 21 – 25 Jan

As we continue our Year of Authors, celebrating the amazing artists and authors from the first twenty issues of Pulp Literature, we enter a week of four Angelas and an Anna!

21st – 25th January 2019

Monday: Angela Caravan, Issue 20

Angela Caravan writes poetry and fiction. She lives in Vancouver, BC, with a boy and a man and sometimes has trouble telling the difference between the two.  You can find some of her recent writing in Longleaf Review and Reel Honey Mag.

Tuesday: Angela Melick, Issue 1

Angela, aka ‘Jam’ is an engineer who draws comics at night.  She lives in Vancouver BC with Trevor, who is a fish. She has no cats … yet.  She likes skiing and cycling, coffee and pancakes, manga and physics.  She hates squirrels and puddles, mean people and loud noises.  She chronicles her life in webcomic version at wastedtalent.ca.  “The Mechanics” orginally appeared in Exploded View (Cloudscape Comics, 2010).

Wednesday: Angela Post, Issue 15

‘Sourdough’ was the runner-up in the 2016 Surrey International Writers’ Conference Storyteller’s Award, judged by Jack Whyte and Diana Gabaldon.  Angela Post was born in the Yukon and grew up with her Brazilian mother and Latvian father in a mining town inhabited by about 500 people. She writes young adult and children’s books when not working as a psychologist.  During her lunch-time walks around SFU, the character of the mountain-dwelling prospector, or ‘sourdough’, began dogging her steps until she wrote about him. You can follow Angela on twitter @angspost.

Thursday: Angela Rebrec, Issue 18

Angela Rebrec is a writer, singer, graphic artist, and mother who works as a longshoreman to help fund her many passions.  Her writing has appeared most recently in Prairie Fire, Grain, The Antigonish Review, and PRISM International’s Creative Nonfiction Contest.  She is the managing editor of pulp mag, Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s magazine of literature and fine art, and facilitates writing workshops with elementary-aged children as well.  Angela lives with her husband and three children in Delta on unceded Coast Salish lands. Her poem ‘On a Dark Lake’s Edge’ was shortlisted for the 2017 Magpie Award for Poetry.

Friday: Anna Belkine, Issues 6 & 13

Anna Belkine is a data analyst, living in California. She writes during those powerful moments of creative inspiration that occur when both of her kids are asleep at the same time. Her  flash fiction story, ‘The Ravens’ came out in Pulp Literature Issue 6, Spring 2015, and ‘You Better Watch Out’ was a Christmas Horror piece appearing in Issue 13, Winter 2017.

2019 Year of Authors: 14 – 18 Jan

In honour of Pulp Literature Press’s fifth anniversary and of all the people who have contributed to our success we have declared 2019 our Year of Authors, celebrating the amazing artists and authors from the first twenty issues of Pulp Literature.

Every weekday we are featuring one of these creators on our Facebook page, and the issues that person contributed to will be on sale for a whopping 50% off.  Make a note of the authors and artists you’re following and jump on these deals.  Some print issues are rare and getting scarcer, so nab them while you still can!

Here’s our line-up for the second week …

14th – 18th January 2019

Monday: Alex Reece Abbott, Issues 19 & 20

Alex Reece Abbott has consistently impressed in Pulp Literature’s short fiction contests. She’s an award-winning emerging writer working across genres, forms, and hemispheres. Follow her on Twitter @AlexReeceAbbott.

       

Tuesday: Alexis A. Hunter, Issue 12

Speculative fiction author Alexis A. Hunter has over 50 short story publications to her name through Shimmer, Apex, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and more.

Wednesday: Amy Fant , Issue 11

Amy Fant’s work has appeared in Driftwood Press, Weave, Nashville Review, Fiction Southeast, and Kentucky Review, among others. She’s originally from South Carolina and finished her MFA at Emerson College in Boston. After a whirlwind adventure in South Africa, Amy is putting her writing talent to good use as a lecturer at Middle Tennessee State University. Her short story, ‘Babies for Sale’, appeared in Issue 11.

Thursday: Anat Rabkin, Issues 9, 1317

Anat is a Vancouver-based artist and writer aspiring to tell stories that make you feel. As multi-talented as they come, Anat is a serial Pulp Literature contributor. Two of her short comics have appeared in Pulp Literature: ‘Forbidden Fruit’ in Issue 9, and ‘It Rained Then, Too’ in Issue 13. Her short story, ‘For the Love of Grey’, appeared in Issue 17. Follow her on Twitter @Kissless to keep up with her comic, Seraphim.

      

Friday: Andrea Lewis, Issue 10

Andrea Lewis writes short stories, essays, and prose poems from her home on Vashon Island, Washington. Her flash fiction piece, ‘Vellum’, was published in Issue 10 and will transform your understanding of what a sentence can be. To read more of her work, visit andrealewis.org.

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2019 Year of Authors: 7 – 11 Jan

Five years ago, we released our very first issue of Pulp Literature magazine.  It has been an amazing journey, made possible by the incredible talent of the writers and artists who are part of our Pulp Literature family.

In honour of our anniversary, and of all the people who have contributed to our success, 2019 will be our Year of Authors, celebrating the amazing artists and authors from the first twenty issues of Pulp Literature.

Every weekday we’ll feature one of these creators on our Facebook page, and the issues that person contributed to will be on sale for a whopping 50% off.  Make a note of the authors and artists you’re following and jump on these deals.  Some print issues are rare and getting scarcer, so nab them while you still can!

Here’s our line-up for the first week …

7th – 11th January 2019

Monday: Ace Baker, Issues 4 & 8

Kicking of our Year of Authors we have, entering the ring, local champion writer Ace Baker. Winner of the inaugural Magpie Award for Poetry in 2014 and first runner up in 2015, he is also author of ‘Victory Girl’ which won the SiWC Storyteller’s Award and was published in Pulp Literature Issue 4.

   

Tuesday: A.M. Soto, Issues 10 & 15

Image result for ada maria sotoAda Maria Soto is a New Zealand based Mexican-American expat. She is a mother, writer, cook, knitter, and sports fan. She can be found at adamariasoto.com.  Her poems were shortlisted for the Magpie Award in 2014 and 2015, and her short story ‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ appeared in Pulp Literature Issue 15.

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Wednesday: Adam Golub, Issue 15

Image result for adam golubAdam Golub is an American Studies professor who teaches courses on literature, childhood, popular culture, and monsters at California State University, Fullerton.  His stories have appeared in The Bookends Review, 101 Fiction, The Sirens Call, and Winamop, and he is co-editor of Monsters in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching What Scares Us.  ‘The Pool Guy’ was Brenda Carre’s choice as first runner up in our 2016 Raven Short Story Contest and earned honourable mention in the 38th New Millennium Writings Award for Fiction. Adam lives in Fullerton, CA.

Thursday: AJ Odasso, Issues 17 & 18

Image result for aj odassoAJ Odasso is the author of three award-nominated poetry collections (Lost Books, The Dishonesty of Dreams, Things Being What They Are) as well as a handful of short stories.  She serves as Senior Poetry Editor at Strange Horizons magazine.  You can find her at twitter.com/ajodasso.  Her steampunk story ‘We Come Back Different’ appeared in two parts in Pulp Literature Issues 17 & 18.

   

Friday: Akem, Issues 16 & 18

Image result for akemi artAkem forgot she was an illustrator and writer for a few years and is making up for lost time. Her first picture book, a myth about before we were born, is in progress. Her painting Seabus was the cover for Pulp Literature Issue 16, Autumn 2017, and Windseeker graced the cover of Issue 18, Spring 2018.  You can find more of her fantasy illustrations at akemiart.ca.

   

Happy New Year from Pulp Literature!

Blast from the past … the founding editors and a surprise guest at our very first launch party!

Spring Fever Back Issue Sale!

Spring is here and the daffodils and cherry blossoms are busting out at last!  To celebrate we have pruned the prices on all our spring back issues in print format.  That includes Issue featuring JJ Lee, Issue 6 featuring Krista Wallace, Issue 10 featuring Carol Berg, and Issue 14 featuring CC Humphreys.  But hurry, this special ends March 31st!

Planes, trains, and automobiles transport us with tales from CC Humphreys, Colin Thornton, plus Joseph Stilwell and Hugh Henderson, as well as poetry from David Clink and Ian Haight. There are bears, boars, and kind-eyed villains from Greg Brown, William Charles Brock, JM Landels, and Susan Pieters, while the reaper himself makes a visit in Mel Anastasiou’s next Stella novella.  All that plus the winners of both the Raven and SiWC contests.  Jump on board … the journey’s just beginning!
Pulp Literature Issue 14, Spring 2017 $14.99  now $9.99

 

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Magical murder mystery by Carol Berg; monster hunting with Gregg Chamberlain; sleuthing with Stella and Mel Anastasiou; comic by Kris Sayer; poetry by Matthew Walsh, Ev Bishop, and Ada Maria Soto; flash fiction by Andrea Lewis and Stephen Case; short stories by Sarina Bosco and Susan Pieters; Allaigna’s Song by JM Landels; and literary fiction from the 2015 Raven winners Emily Linstrom and PE Bolivar.
Pulp Literature Issue 10, Spring 2016 $14.99  now $9.99

 

 

Genre-defying fiction by  Krista Wallace, Bob Thurber, Laura Kostur, Theric Jepson, FJ Bergmann, Tobi Cogswell and more!
Pulp Literature Issue 6, Spring 2015 $14.99  now $9.99

 

 

 

 

Our second issue of good books for the price of a beer, featuring fiction and artwork by JJ Lee, Sarah Pinsker, Trevor Shikaze, Milo James Fowler, AY Dorsey,  and more!
Pulp Literature Issue 2, Spring 2014 $14.99  now $9.99

 

 

 

 

And if that’s not enough Spring for you, you can also pick up Pulp Literature Issue 18, Spring 2018, hot off the presses right now!

Beat the January Blues

The last of the gingerbread is gone, resolutions are falling by the wayside, and spring is still weeks and weeks away.  If January’s got you down, we have a treat for you:  it’s a back-issue blowout!  For the last week of January only, all back issues — that’s all print and ebook issues dated 2017 or older — are on sale for half price.  Use the coupon code BEATTHEBLUES to stock up your shelves at 50% off and help you survive till spring!

Hallowe’en Special on Spooky 16

The Autumn issue of Pulp Literature is spectacularly spooky this year.  We have no fewer than two ghosts and one ghost town, three very different end-of-life experiences, ghouls in coffee shops, unidentified monsters in the subway, and a scarily low price of $2.99 on Amazon.com until Hallowe’en!

Pulp Literature Issue 16, Autumn 2017

With authors like kc dyer, Brandon Crilly, Rina Piccolo, Patrick Bollivar, Susan Pieters, Oak Morse, FJ Bergman, Mel Anastasiou, Leah Komar, Greg Brown, JM Landels, and Glenn Pape, this is an issue you don’t want to miss!

What Mothers Want Most

Flowers, schmowers.  Nine out of ten mothers agree:  what they want most for Mother’s Day is time alone with a good book.  And we’re here to help.

From now until Mother’s Day you can send mum a copy of Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries by Mel Anastasiou and we’ll send her a copy of Pulp Literature Issue 14 as a gift from us.

Or, if you really want to shower mum with appreciation all year long, give her a subscription to Pulp Literature and we’ll add in both Stella Ryman and the soon to be released Allaigna’s Song: Overture by JM Landels for only $10 more.

Stella + Issue 14, print:  $17.95

Stella + Issue 14, eBook: $6.99

 

Mother’s Day Subscription bundle, print: $60

Mother’s Day Subscription bundle, eBook: $27.99

 

Be sure to drop us a line at info(at)pulpliterature.com to let us know her address, and we’ll even send an e-card on Mother’s Day.  Now all you need to do is arrange that time alone for her to read …

And if this is a gift for yourself?  Don’t worry, we won’t tell. Besides, you deserve it!

Many Thanks!

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Sketch for Allaigna’s Song cover by Melissa Mary Duncan

We are thrilled and still a bit giddy after the nail-biting hours of the campaign last night!  Our funding was successful and we cannot thank enough all the wonderful backers who made Something Novel happen!

Issue 13 is at the printers, and Boon Companion will be  soon too.  Kris Sayer is hard at work on the cover for Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries and we’ve just seen the first sketch by Melissa Duncan for Allaigna’s Song: Overture.  Mel and Jen will be tidying up the documents and we’ll be getting the pre-launch gears rolling for the novels soon.

But today is Friday, and it’s time to relax with a glass of prosecco.  Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Saluto!

Jen, Mel & Sue

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Pulp Literature’s Pushcart Nominees

We love all the stories in our magazine, and choosing which ones to submit for prizes is like choosing between one’s children.  But we only get to nominate six pieces for the Pushcart Prize, and this year’s nominees are:

  • ‘Stalk’ by George McWhirter (Issue 9)
  • ‘Taraxicum Officinale’ by Mary H Auerbach Rykov (Issue 9)
  • ‘Uncanonical Murder’ by Carol Berg (Issue 10)
  • ‘Vellum’ by Andrea Lewis (Issue 10)
  • ‘How to Write a Successful Obituary for a Superhero’ by Matthew Hooton (Issue 11)
  • ‘If You’d Like to Make a Call, Please Hang Up’ by Bob Thurber (Issue 12)

We have our fingers crossed and we wish these authors all the best of luck as we send their stories off.

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To read these fine stories you can purchase all four digital versions of the 2016 issues for only $15 on the Something Novel Kickstarter (select the Digital Sampler).  But hurry — only until 11pm today!

85% Funded, 24 Hours Left!

Something Novel is 85% funded on Kickstarter!  Can we have a HUGE round of applause for all the amazing backers who’ve got us this far!  And a special HIP HIP HOORAAAAY for more than a dozen backers who have stepped up in the last few days and doubled, tripled, sextupled, or12-fold increased their pledges!

If you haven’t been to the Something Novel Kickstarter page, today’s your last chance.  Get your pledge in for your subscription, your copy of The Writer’s Boon Companion, and the novels Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries and Allaigna’s Song: Overture. stella-allaigna-2-small

Kickstarter is all or nothing.  If we don’t reach our funding goal of $13,970 by 10:30pm Pacific Time on December 1st none of the funding comes through.  Boon, Stella and Allaigna won’t happen, and neither will this brand new Canadian novel publishing enterprise.
If you want to bring these heroes to the page, along with brand new novels by established and emerging authors, consider tossing a nickel in the hat as an investment in a vibrant arts scene and the health of your future bookshelf.
With immense gratitude to all our backers!