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2019 Year of Authors: 13th – 17th May

What are you doing this morning? Enjoying a coffee, listening to the birds sing, scrolling through your Facebook feed … and oh what’s this? A post from your mother. Hmm… wasn’t there something you were supposed to do this weekend? Oh yeah… Mother’s Day. Whoops. Well, let’s get her some reading material in the better-late-than-never category, shall we? This is week 19 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors, and we’ve got the prices to perk up your mother’s day.

13th – 17th May 2019

Monday: Jonathon DaltonIssue 11

Jonathon Dalton draws comics about strange, alien worlds and the ordinary people who live in them. He lives on the outskirts of Vancouver and teaches elementary school in his spare time. His past work includes the self-published graphic novels A Mad Tea-Party and the Xeric-winning Lords of Death and Life, as well as short comics in several anthologies. He also drew The Legend of Bold Riley: The Talking Bone, written by Leia Weathington.

Tuesday: Jono Naito, Issue 11

Jono Naito, a writer and game designer, hold a MFA from Syracuse University, where they are also an Assistant Editor at Salt Hill. Their work has appeared here and there (and everywhere).

Wednesday: Joseph Stilwell, Issue 14 & 19

Joseph Stilwell has slain gods, devoured galaxies, and sired several ruling dynasties. He is either the most powerful man in the multiverse, or a very accomplished liar. Either way, he’s a hell of a storyteller.  Along with his partner in crime, artist Hugh Henderson, he created Blue Skies Over Nine Isles, a post-post-apocalyptic comic book, the first two issues of which appeared in PL Issues 14 and 19.

Thursday: Jude Neale, Issue 8 & 13

Jude Neale is a Canadian poet, vocalist, spoken word performer and mentor. Jude has written and co-written six books. Her most recent book is a collaboration with acclaimed writer and poet, Bonnie Nish. Cantata in Two Voices was written in turn, line by line in 50 days. This is the fourth book Jude has written on her phone.

Issue 8 cover art by Mel AnastasiouIssue 13 cover by Zoran Pekovic

Friday: Julian Mortimer Smith, Issue 8 

Julian Mortimer Smith is a science fiction and fantasy writer based in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. An active SFWA member with multiple publication credits, he’s also a writer and editor for numerous boardgames.

Issue 8 cover art by Mel Anastasiou

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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The 2015 Magpie Award for Poetry

The results are in, and here is the report from the final judge, George McWhirter!

The finalists for 2015 were all masterfully precise and evocative at the same time, making a choice of top three not so easy. Finally, I opted for the following:

  1. ‘Caffe Pettirosso’ by Diane Tucker

I think the poem and poet speak for generations of café and restaurant goers whose main item on the menu is their sitting down to appear cool in a cool place, only to have, as on this visit, the afternoon light, the city’s flora and fauna outshine any of the bright lights and personae in the eating and drinking place. This other side of being part of the scene has just been waiting for this poem to happen—with its afternoon scenario, brilliant put-down and simultaneous illumination.

  1. ‘Water in the Way’ by Ace Baker

The drama in the poem of a trip (literal and metaphorical) into death and the consecration of the beloved dead-one’s remains, with the fish-shaped skull, to the deeps of mystery and the waters is spectacular. The moment of that fish arising out of those waters into indelible memory for the granddaughter and the poet solders emblem and epiphany to mine and makes a perfect consummation for the poem.

  1. ‘Wild Berry Suite’ by Jude Neale

This is an elegant and heartfelt elegy with resonant recollections and touching details, very human, very ordinary, but of that small order of the magically ordinary like the berries in the poem that once picked and basketed can be relished over and over with the wild bitter sweet mix of sadness and joy. The poem also mulls the rural and urban into a very special liquidity, the City of Vancouver and the countryside with the fluidity of the river that runs through both and which becomes the sound of Mary Greener Thompson to whose memory the poem is dedicated and that very easy to hear and listen to voice of the poet.

Congratulations to our three finalists, as well as to the rest of the entrants who gave them a hard run for their money.  Our first-place winner will receive $500 and the runners up each receive $50.  The three winning poems will be published in the Autumn 2015 issue of Pulp Literature.

We are thrilled to let you know that all three finalists are local and will be able to attend our awards presentation and reading on Monday May 25th, along with some of the other short-listed poets and both of our judges, Daniel Cowper and George McWhirter.

The Magpie Award for Poetry
magicforestmagpies3Poetry Reading and Award Presentation
Monday 25 May 2015, 6:30pm till ???
The Wolf & Hound, 3617 W Broadway, Vancouver

Please join us as we congratulate the winners with an evening of poetry and celebration!