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Pulp Literature Year 1 & 2

2019 Year of Authors: 25 – 29 Mar

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 12 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors — it’s a real doozy.  Seven issues will be 50% off!

22nd – 29th March 2019

Monday: Erin Kirsh, Issue 16

Author Erin Kirsh smiling behind bookErin Kirsh is a writer and performer living in Vancouver. Her work has been published in Arc Poetry MagazineThe Quilliad, Strange Days Books, and Geist, where she took second place in their 10th Annual Literary Postcard Short Story Contest in 2014. Erin is the Executive Director of Vancouver Poetry House. Her wonderful blog, The Loosing Game, chronicles the ups and (mostly) downs of the submission process.

Issue 16 cover art by Akem

Tuesday: Erin Slaughter, Issue 17Poet Erin Slaughter in black

Erin Slaughter holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Kentucky University. She has been a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Contest and was nominated for a Best of the Net Award and a Pushcart Prize. You can find her writing in River Teeth, Bellingham Review, Sundog Lit, Tishman Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks: Elegy for the Body (Slash Pine Press, 2017) and GIRLFIRE (dancing girl press, 2018), and is editor and co-founder of the literary journal The Hunger. She lives and teaches writing in Nashville.

Issue 17 cover featuring stellar artwork by Britt-Lise Newstead

Wednesday: Ev Bishop, Issues 6 & 10

Author Ev Bishop looking festive Ev Bishop is a long-time columnist with the Terrace Standard, and her other articles and essays appear across North America. Fiction’s her true love, however, and she writes in a variety of lengths and genres. Best known for her small-town contemporary romance series, River’s Sigh B & B, Ev also writes under the pen name Toni Sheridan (The Present and Drummer Boy, White Rose Publishing). Visit Ev online at www.evbishop.com, join her on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter @Ev_Bishop. She’d love to connect with you!

Issue 10 small

Thursday: FJ Bergmann, Issues 6, 1316

Author F J Bergman in steampunk gogglesF J Bergmann has manifested in Analog, Asimov’s, Apex and elsewhere in the alphabet, and functions, so to speak, as poetry editor of Mobius: The Journal of Social ChangeA Catalogue of the Further Suns (dystopian first-contact SF poems — don’t say you weren’t warned), won the 2017 Gold Line Press chapbook contest. Her humorous fantasy and science fiction has appeared in three issues of Pulp Literature with more scheduled for the near future!

Issue 13 cover by Zoran PekovicIssue 16 cover art by Akem

Friday: Fred Zackel, Issue 3 & 8

Author Fred Zackel in Hawaiian shirt in front of beach Fred Zackel is the author of Cocaine & Blue Eyes, Murder in Waikiki, and Turn Left at Paradise, among other novels and short fiction. He teaches Canadian Fiction and American Literature at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Issue 13 cover art by Tais TengIssue 8 cover art by Mel Anastasiou  

FJ Bergmann, Winner of the Gold Line Press Chapbook Contest

Congratulations to poet and short fiction author FJ Bergmann, winner of the 2017 Gold Line Press chapbook contest for her collection A Catalog of the Further Suns.

Judge Sarah Vap had the following to say about the winning manuscript:  “As I moved through A Catalog of the Further Suns I found myself, as a member of the human species, alien-ized. I found myself alien-ating. I found myself in a labyrinth of mirrors that reflected back and forth among the histories of colonization and mass extinction, and the futures of colonization and mass extinction. While reading these poems I slipped, for fractions of fractions of moments, just the tiniest distance outside of my human brain… Read more here .

FJ Bergmann is the author of  the intriguing short stories ‘Opening Doors’, Issue 6, ‘How to Lose a Week’, Issue 13, and ‘For your Convenience,’ upcoming in Issue 16.

How to Lose a Week

From Issue 13, a taste of FJ Bergmann’s storytelling flair:

After accidentally pouring reconstituted orange juice instead of milk into the remaining half-cup of coffee, you make a snap decision that it’s okay to go to the art museum instead of work, since you are late to work anyway. When your car won’t start because someone who shall not be named left the interior light on, you decide to hitchhike downtown. The eighteen-wheeler that picks you up is going to Florida; you decide that’s even more okay. You spend the rest of the day travelling south and taking notes for future use in a roman-à-clef while the trucker tells you his very interesting life story. He talks a lot faster than you are used to.

In the wee hours, somewhere near Atlanta, Georgia, the trucker, who has become progressively more wild-eyed and chatty and for some reason hasn’t needed to stop for anything but gas, informs you that an alien spaceship is landing on the road ahead 

Find the rest of Issue 13 here.

More about FJ Bergmann

FJ is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets who also writes speculative fiction and is a web designer and artist.  She maintains madpoetry.org, a local poetry website, as well as the WFoP site, bookthatpoet.com, and others.  Her personal site is fibitz.com. She also offers a poetry submission service, PoemFactotum.com. She has had poems in the Beloit Poetry Journal, North American Review, Rosebud, Southern Poetry Review, Tattoo Highway, and Weird Tales… Read more here  

We look forward to reading A Catalog of Further Suns when it comes off the press.