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2019 Year of Authors: Sept 9th – Sept 13th

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 35 of Pulp Literature’s Year of Authors!

9th – 13th September 2019

Monday: Tais Teng, Issue 3, 6, 8, 9, 19

Tais Teng works as a writer, cover artist, illustrator and sculptor. He also paints murals and decors for theater. When he was a bit younger he wanted to become a starship pilot, but writing and drawing those places isn’t too bad.  He’s been the cover artist for four issues of Pulp Literature and his story ‘Growing up with Your Dead Sister’ appeared in Issue 8.

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

Tuesday: Theric Jepson, Issue 6

Theric Jepson is author of the novel Byuck and the novella Perky Erect Nipples, neither of which feature as many naked women as you might expect. You can find him online by visiting thmazing.com, or by just googling “thmazing” and clicking at random. He lives in El Cerrito, California, with his wife, three sons, and an unholy convergence of snails.

Wednesday: Tobi Cogswell (Alfier), Issue 6

Tobi Alfier (formerly Cogswell) is a multiple Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net nominee. Credits include  various journals in the US, UK, Sweden and Australia. In 2012 and 2013 she was short-listed for the Fermoy International Poetry Festival. In 2013 she received Honorable Mention for the Rachel Sherwood Poetry Prize. “Lapses & Absences” (Blue Horse Press), is her sixth and latest chapbook. She is the co-editor of San Pedro River Review.

 

Thursday: Trevor ShikazeIssue 2
Trevor Shikaze from Edmonton, Alberta, enjoys long walks on the beach, fine wines, cheap whisky, watery beer, free champagne, and hangovers. His turn-offs include cat people, dog people, and mole people.
 

 

Friday: Tyner Gillies, Issue 1
Tyner Gillies, author of the novel The Watch, lives in the Fraser Valley of BC with a girl who is far too good for him and two moderately chubby cats. He’s a full time lawman, a novice scotch drinker, and a bit of a meat head. Tyner won the 2013 Surrey International Writer’s Conference non-fiction writing contest with the gut-twisting, beautifully written ‘Blood in Her Hair.’  His humorous fantasy ‘Of Siege and Sword’ in our inaugural issue was of an entirely different tone, and we’re delighted to be publishing another light-hearted dark story ‘The Lord of Lawn Ornaments’ in Issue 24, coming out this fall.
 

 

Journey Prize

It is a lovely irony of literature that the largest Canadian prize for short fiction was endowed by an American.  James A. Mitchener’s Canadian royalties from his 1988 novel Journey fund the $10,000 Journey prize, or at least they used to, since the prize is now officially called “The Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize.”  (It is also a literary irony that a man known for his lengthy novels — remember The Source? — endowed a short fiction prize; but Mitchener won a Pulitzer for his excellent collection Tales of the South Pacific.)

The truly fantastic aspect of the Journey prize is that it does not go into the coffers of writers who’ve made it in the publishing world, but to writers just getting started and who need both the money and the encouragement that this prize affords.  Nominees are “new and developing Canadian writers during the early stages of their career…  Writers who have published more than three books of fiction, or who have won national awards for their fiction, or whose fiction has already received substantial attention are not eligible for consideration.”

Part of Pulp Literature’s mandate is to publish works from emerging writers, so we had lots of material to choose from.  It was hard to choose only three stories, but after borrowing editions of past winners from the library, we three editors made our choices as to which stories stood the best chances of winning.  We are proud to announce and congratulate Pulp Literature’s three nominees for the Journey Prize:Mich_journey_1st_ed

SL Nickerson, ‘Only the Loons Know’
Pulp Literature Issue 1, Winter 2014

Trevor Shikaze, ‘The Tun’
Pulp Literature Issue 2, Spring 2014

Ace Baker, ‘Victory Girl’
Pulp Literature Issue 4, Autumn 2014

Best of luck to these deserving authors.  We’re rooting for you!