We’re placing the last stories in our 2016 schedule, and will have given final verdicts to our authors by February 15th (so fingers crossed for those of you authors out there who haven’t heard a final yes or no)! We’re so very pleased with the amazing stories we’ve read, and truly impressed by the talent we see.
When we opened for two weeks last summer, we received 1200 submissions. Yes, twelve hundred! We were a little stunned. And then we were a little overwhelmed. We were forced to stop giving personal replies to every submission, but we still read every story that came our way, often more than once.
This time around we aren’t opening the gates quite so wide. We have made the difficult decision to charge a small reading fee of $10 (about $7 US) for fiction submissions. This will both regulate the flood of submissions and help us keep the magazine afloat.
As a literary magazine in Canada, we are unusual in our genre-jumping domain. We like to think of ourselves as years ahead of the curve. But we don’t receive any of the grants that more literary magazines receive. We are proud of what we do, but we have to make this magazine stand on its own two feet.
Please know that submission fees are tax-deductible expenses for writers, and that every penny of those fees goes towards paying for the stories we print. We are a non-profit publisher, and we’ve given our time freely so that some day Pulp Literature will be able to support all its contributors with subscription income alone, but that day has not yet come.
Starting in March we will be reading submissions received by the end of February with an eye to the Winter 2017 issue.
So let’s hear the drumroll! We truly can’t wait to read your stories!