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Pulp Literature Summer 2019 Launch Party: Toronto

Face it — Toronto in August is muggy at best, and we know you’re looking for an escape. Thanks to a strong western wind, Pulp Literature is coming to Ontario, and we can provide the refreshment you’re looking for! Toronto local Kelly Robson rounds out Issue 23’s flavour profile, and it’s free to sample Thursday, August 8th.

Join editor Mary Rykov as she hosts local authors and poets Raluca Balasa, Dave Benyon, Joelle Kidd, Peter Norman, Kelly Robson, Douglas Smith, R Daniel Lester and more for another evening of genre-busing readings, book signings, book raffle, and good cheer.

Hear our writers, peruse our magazine issues and novels, and learn about submission opportunities. Help us celebrate Pulp Literature and launch the Summer 2019 Issue 23.

Sign up for 2 time-limited open mic spots available at 6 pm.

Thursday 8 August 2019 
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Another Bar
926 Bloor Street West, Toronto

RSVP HERE

Good books, good cheer, and most importantly, cold beer!

PS: Cowpokes stay tuned for details on our Calgary appearance later this week!

2019 Year of Authors: 17 – 21 June

Everyday this week, the sun lingers just a bit longer — but these deals won’t! Take advantage of all that extra natural light as we build towards the the summer solstice and the 24th week of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors! 

17th – 21st June 2019

Monday: Marnie EldridgeIssue 12

Marnie Eldridge lives a rather quiet life in Fallbrook, California, with her
two amazing children and stellar spouse who support her writing life as fiercely
as she supports their daily wellbeing.

Issue 12 cover by Melissa Mary Duncan

Tuesday: Marta Salek, Issue 7

Marta Salek lives out in the hills of Australia with her partner and assorted fluffy roosters, chickens, sheep, alpacas, and one dog (who may or may not have fleas). When not working, she passes the time trying to grow vegetables and running over irrigation pipe with her ride-on mower. In a past life, she spent her days programming (or screaming at) computers and writing lengthy emails which were reported to give her managers headaches. Now, she’s more gainfully occupied as a nurse, which legitimately allows her to amuse herself by asking people about their bowel habits. Marta’s computer is infested with short stories and a handful of novels at varying stages of completion. Some of the former have appeared in
publications such as Aurealis, SF&F, Perihelion SF and Freeze Frame Fiction. The latter lurk. And wait.

Wednesday: Mary Rykov, Issue 2 & 9

Mary H Auerbach Rykov is a Toronto-based music therapist, editor, and educator whose research, poems and songs are found in literary and academic journals. Mary serves as proofreader for Pulp Literature and freelances as a scholarly-academic editor. 

Thursday: Matilda Berke, Issue 17

Matilda Berke has been recognized by YoungArts, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the LA Tomorrow Prize, the Molotov Cocktail’s Shadow Award, and the LA Youth Poet Laureate competition, among others. She will be double majoring in English and Economics at Wellesley College. In her free time, she hopes to take up sailing and to read as many books as possible.

Issue 17 cover featuring stellar artwork by Britt-Lise Newstead

Friday: Matthew Hooton, Issue 11

Matthew Hooton is best known for his prize-winning novel Deloume Road, published with Knopf Canada and Jonathan Cape UK. Matthew has also written fiction and nonfiction for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and journals. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide in Australia.

Mary Rykov’s Essay ‘Abyssinian Maid’ in CNQ

Congratulations Mary H Auerbach Rykov, poet, essayist, fiction writer, and Pulp Literature proofer extraordinaire. Mary’s essay “Abyssinian Maid” was released in the landmark Issue 100 of Canadian Notes & Queries.

*some conditions apply*

As well, Mary signed this year with Inanna Publications and Education, Inc. to launch her debut poetry collection, *some conditions apply*.  A Fall 2019 release for this book is planned.

On her website Mary writes some great advice for authors:

Just Keep Writing and Sending Them Out

When the prolific poet, David W. McFadden, won the 2014 Giller Prize for Excellence in Poetry for What’s the Score? (Mansfield, 2013), my first poetry manuscript was still seeking a literary home.

“David,” I asked, “what advice can you give me?”

“Just keep writing and sending them out.”  …keep reading on Mary Rykov’s page.

You can find more of Mary’s poetry in Pulp Literature Issue 2, Spring 2014, and Issue 9, Winter 2016.

A Branch and a Turning Point

poorthingnogreyI love the story “Poor Thing” by KM Vaghela. Fellow editor Jen Landels suggested that I draw the branch that the story turns on. I hoped to show the turning by pointing branches towards each possible outcome: up or down. A detail from a Filippo Lippi painting was most helpful.

You can read ‘Poor Thing’ in Issue 2 of Pulp Literature, along with gripping tales and poetry, beautifully written by JJ Lee, Mary H Auerbach Rykov, Milo James Fowler, Sarah Pinsker, Kris Sayer and other terrific storytellers and artists.

Issue 2, Spring 2014
Issue 2, Spring 2014

We think you will love this issue so much that we are making it the first milestone reward on our Patreon page. When we reach $200 a month we’ll give Issue 2 to all our patrons for free! 

Congratulations to Dr Mary Rykov!

twofish2 smallReaders of Pulp Literature will know the high standards of quality that go into every page.  That attention to detail is the result of hard effort from many talented people, including our proofreader, Dr Mary Rykov.  We became friends with Mary in Issue 2, when we printed her wonderful poem, “A Siren’s Tale.”  Since then, Mary has done the final polish on each issue and we only wish she lived closer!

Mary RykovToday we’d like to congratulate Mary on her full scholarship to Sage Hill, where she will enjoy a 10-day poetry residency with Steven Heighton. This is an honour and congratulations are in order! To find our more about Mary and her work as a poet, editor, or music therapist, visit maryrykov.com.