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.
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!
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.
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!
What’s better than one great heroine? Two!
Our Something Novel campaign has just been picked as staff favourite over at Kickstarter, and we like to think it’s because of our ‘Strong Female Characters’, aka the heroes of Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries and Allaigna’s Song: Overture.
On the surface, Stella and Allaigna couldn’t seem more different: one is in her eighties, trapped in a home waiting to die; and the other is a child just starting out on a life of adventure.
However, it is their similarities that make them characters we love. Despite their lack of personal power, they are stubborn, strong-willed, and fierce crusaders against injustice of all kinds. We are rooting for them from page one.
If you want to invite both these uppity women into your home, choose the Double Dare on Kickstarter. For $35 + shipping we will send you each novel as it’s released: Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries at the end of March, and Allaigna’s Song: Overture in late May. And if digital is your style, you can get both novels for the amazing deal of $10.
But wait, there’s more! The second Allaigna novel will start in the pages of Pulp Literature Issue 13 and continue to be serialized throughout the year. Plus, issues 14 and 16 will both contain brand new Stella novellas! To avoid missing out you can get a print subscription plus the novels with the Reader’s Delight at $80, or your can add a digital subscription to any reward for only $10.
But hurry! There are only a few hours left of the Kickstarter campaign.
Help these heroines into books of their own by backing us on Kickstarter!
With the whole great world of publishing at your fingertips, we hope you’ll choose to subscribe to Pulp Literature. We work hard to get you the best storytelling around, and to keep our philosophy rooted in integrity, keeping true to our goals and our promises to you, our readers, authors, and artists.
Our editorial goal is to put together a gorgeous magazine bursting with intriguing tales for you, our faithful readers.
Our business goal is to become the first literary magazine to sustain itself on subscriptions from satisfied customers.
Our employment goal is to pay higher and higher per-word and per-page rates to our authors and artists as our subscription list grows.
With three days left in our Something Novel campaign, we wish you warm spots to read and put your feet up, the most comfortable of seating, and a happy reading experience this winter, and through the year. Thanks for your readership and support.
Mel & Jen
No need to spend all day trawling dozens of websites. Get all your gifts on Something Novel in ten minutes and then go out and enjoy screen-free time!
Add-ons add up to savings
Kickstarter isn’t a store, which means you can’t simply add items to a shopping cart as you check off your gift list. But we are flexible and accomodating. If you want to customize your reward bundle simply hit ‘manage my pledge’ and change your pledge to include the additional items. Here’s a handy price guide to add-ons:
If you want items shipped outside Canada, please be sure to add an appropriate amount for shipping. However, if you’re ordering multiple copies of anything we’re happy to give you a shipping discount. Just send a message to inquire!
Here’s one of our most popular reward bundles:
We present a package for the avid reader!
- Allaigna’s Song: Overture
- Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries
- A four issue print subscription to Pulp Literature
- Additional back issues or years of Pulp Literature can be added for $25 per four issues.
Get more great rewards through November at Something Novel
Pre-order Allaigna’s Song: Overture by JM Landels
here, in beautiful print.
A great new read in fantasy, Allaigna’s Song: Overture never fails to intrigue and satisfy my love of adventure and superbly drawn characters.
From the very first page, JM Landels draws us into Allaigna’s brilliantly observed world, a land rich in conflict and magic. Jen is a gifted storyteller and gives her readers those greatest of rewards, surprise turns and great character growth and transformation. Subtle and powerful, her writing always pleases.
In her first paragraphs, Jen shows her craft and genius in world-building, centering the reader firmly in a resonant family picture, rooting us into a land teetering on the verge of war. Danger gathers all around the flawed and appealing young Allaigna. Royal and empowered with magical abilities she has yet to discover, she feels the same fears that any young child might fear, of loss of a mother’s attention, and an uncertain place in her father’s kingdom.
Jen had me at Allaigna’s first song, when the little girl comes close to killing the new prince, her brother. It’s a book you won’t be able to put down.
Get the full novel here, along with terrific rewards, in the Kickstarter campaign to start up a boutique publishing house, with Allaigna’s Song: Overture leading the way to more fantasy, science fiction, mystery, steampunk, and historica titles.
Hurry! The campaign ends Thursday!
We’ve all seen the ads telling us not to buy junk. We know from experience that cheap toys and breakable plastic just wind up in the recycling at best, and the garbage at worst. So this year, buy a gift with the highest credentials: locally sourced and produced, supportive of the arts, and built to last for multiple users. Tastefully produced and beautiful to look at, Pulp Literature appeals to every reader because we provide a spectrum of genre fiction, and all of it fresh and appealing.
Make your Christmas shopping easy. For $55, you can have four issues of Pulp Literature delivered to the door of your friends or relatives. For an additional $7 we’ll include a beautiful gift announcement card by Mel Anastasiou, handwritten and personalized with your message.
Plus you get to minimize your carbon footprint by staying out of the malls and shopping from home. It’s a win-win situation!
Wondering what to give the writer in your life? Look no further than Something Novel where you’ll find …
The Writer’s Delight
Limited Reward! Jam-packed with Writing Value. You receive:
- The Writer’s Boon Companion, the motivating, illustrated 30-day writing guide
- a detailed critique of up to 1000 words of your short story or work in progress by one of the Pulp Lit editors.
- A print subscription to Pulp Literature (Additional back issues or years of Pulp Literature can be added for $25 per four issues.)
- Allaigna’s Song: Overture
- Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries.
This is a steal of a deal at the $100 reward level. But hurry! There are only 9 left!
Looking for more great gift ideas? Head on over to Something Novel. We even send gift cards!