We know readers might be wary of good deals this week, given the unofficial holiday we start the week off with, but rest assured, this is no joke: it’s Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors! 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 13 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors — this week belongs entirely to the G’s.
1st – 5th April 2019
Monday: Gabriel Craven, Issue 17
The self-described scruffy scribbler, Gabriel Craven is a comic artist from Steveston, BC. He has an unabashed love of the pulpy side of speculative fiction, especially that which deals with post-apocalyptic wastelands. Check out his comic ‘Adrift’, co-written with Mikayla Fawcett in issue 17.
While KG McAbee loves monsters of all sorts, zombies are far from her favourites, as she tends to prefer both wittier repartee and a sturdier attachment of body parts. But the walking dead do give an interesting flavour to a story, much like a many-tentacled, eldritch Old One of Mr Lovecraft’s might, if tossed into a fish stew. Cthulhu paella, anyone?
Wednesday: Genni Gunn, Issue 18
Genni Gunn’s eight books include novels, short fiction, poetry, and memoir. She has also written the libretto for the opera Alternate Visions, produced in Montreal in 2007, and has translated three collections of poetry from Italian. Her novel Tracing Iris was made into a film, and her novel Solitaria was longlisted for the 2011 Giller Prize. Busy Genni Gunn was Issue 18’s featured author, with the haunting short story ‘Stones’.
Thursday: George McWhirter, Issue 9
George McWhirter is Vancouver’s first poet laureate, a Professor Emeritus at UBC, and among many other things, he is Issue 9’s featured author. Originally hailing from Ireland, he is the author of over a dozen books of poetry and fiction, and he has won numerous significant literary awards for his fiction, poetry and translations. In addition to his fairy tale SF piece ‘Stalk’ in issue 9, he was also the inaugural judge for the Magpie Award for Poetry.
Friday: Glenn Pape, Issue 16
Glenn Pape is working on aging gracefully in his old house on a cul-de-sac in Portland, Oregon. Although captivated by reading and writing poetry since childhood, he only began submitting his work upon reaching his mid-fifties. He has been published in The North American Review, The Sun, Poet Lore, and The Rhysling Anthology for science fiction, horror, and fantasy poetry, among other journals. He was shortlisted for the 2014 Magpie Award for Poetry, and runner up in 2017, with his poem ‘Ghost Town’.