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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.

Issue 10 small

 

Winner of the Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest 2018

Anticipation has built to a buzzing frenzy, and we’re happy to announce the winner of the 2018 Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest, sponsored by Duotrope and judged by flash fiction master, Bob Thurber. Like us, he felt the competition was stiff and each story possessed merit.

Do send along my cheers and congratulations to all the finalists. I was impressed by their fine efforts and obvious talent.  – Bob Thurber

Coming in as the honourable mention for this year’s contest is Alex Reece Abbott with her flash fiction piece, ‘Alphabet Soup’.  Bob Thurber had this to say about the piece:

I found ‘Alphabet Soup’ to be brave and daring, an inverted and upended 2nd POV narrative that is engaging throughout.

The winner of the 2018 Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest is ‘Lullaby, Valentine, Paper Crane’, by R S Wynn. Bob Thurber tips his hat to the author:

Such a neatly crafted package, wicked fun to read. Consisting of five animated portraits with a small cast of quickly drawn characters frozen in familiar and alarming poses, it spills across the page, causes one to blink, and question, and remember. Like any good short work, poetry or prose, it’s a joy to reread just to appreciate the fresh flavor all over again.

 

We look forward to unveiling ‘Lullaby, Valentine, Paper Crane’ in the Issue 19 of Pulp Literature, and encourage our readers and authors in the Vancouver area to drop by our Spring Launch this evening at the Cottage Bistro, where shortlisted author Jude Neale will give us a reading along with local authors Genni Gunn, Michelle Barker, Angela Rebrec, Susan Pieters, JM Landels, and special guest CC Humphreys.

To everyone who submitted their flash fiction, we thank you for your commitment to the craft and hope to see you next year!

Pulp Literature Spring Launch

Friday 16 March, 6 – 8pm
The Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
FREE, but please RSVP on Eventbrite

 

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