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Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 5 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the fifth day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 5, Winter 2015

In our fifth issue of Pulp Literature Magazine:

  • We dare you to be held captive by Eileen Kernaghan’s ‘The Robber Maiden’s Story’, and then try to escape alongside the intrepid Stella Ryman as she attempts a jailbreak in The Four Digit Puzzle by Mel Anastasiou.
  • Next, travel by boat and by bus to places you’d rather not go, with the fantastical ‘Polycarp on the Sea’ by Stephen Case and the gritty detective Finley in ‘The Pledge’ by Donald Dewey.
  • Three pulp poems by Mark J Mitchell will prepare you for the cruel transformations of ‘Thlush-a-lum’ by Rebecca Gomez Farrell and ‘Some Say the World Will End in Fire’ by R Daniel Lester.
  • These are followed by a few stories of wishing for more, in ‘A Discussion of Keats’s Negative Capability’ by Susan Pieters and Margaret Kingsbury’s ‘The Longing is Green when Branches are Trees’.
  • A treat lies in store as we publish the winners of the first annual Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction, followed by the short, sharp horror cartoon ‘Bait’ by Kris Sayer.
  • For dessert, we hope you’ve saved room for the next installment of Allaigna’s Song. It’s the perfect way to round out a good family feast.
  • All this beneath a beautiful new cover entitled “Fondly Remembered Magic” by our first cover artist Melissa Mary Duncan.

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The Mega-Deal

And if fear of missing out has you worried, we have a super offer for you:  buy our complete six-year collection in print or digital form at any point during the 24 days before Christmas, and you’ll receive all the bonus gifts!

As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

Sign up for our Advent Calendar here, and explore back issues of the magazine here.

Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 4 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the fourth day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 4, Autumn 2014

In our fourth issue of Pulp Literature Magazine:

  • “The Fall of the Ego”, a haunting cover by the extraordinary Spanish artist Arantzazu Martinez.
  • a tale of William Wallace’s Scotland … and the undead … from Susanna Kearsley in ‘Soldier, Wake’.
  • An adult twist on the gingerbread man in “Dough Boy Lovers and the Appetites of Desire” by Karlo Yeager.
  • “Blackthorne & Rose: Agents of DIRE”, by KG McAbee, a steampunk romp through undead-infested London with Burton, Poe, Verne, Babbage, Lister and Faraday.
  • The beautiful blend of poetry and story in “Victory Girl” by Ace Baker.
  • Time travel in the streets of Vancouver with “The Death of Me” by Keith Mabbs
  • Alien encounters with a twist in “Things to Live For” by Richard E Gropp
  • A sequential art adaptation of slam poet Kimberleigh Roseblade’s “The Wolf”
  • Winners of the Inaugural Magpie Award for Poetry
Shop for this issue and other great reads in our bookstore

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The Mega-Deal

And if fear of missing out has you worried, we have a super offer for you:  buy our complete six-year collection in print or digital form at any point during the 24 days before Christmas, and you’ll receive all the bonus gifts!

As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

Sign up for our Advent Calendar here, and explore back issues of the magazine here.

Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 3 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the third day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 3, Summer 2014

In our third issue of Pulp Literature Magazine:

Behind the evocative cover, “Youth Hostels of Faery” by Tais Teng, you’ll find …

  • Joan MacLeod’s ‘The Salt Tour’, an exceptionally beautiful story from the gstella chairolden age of European backpacking.
  • ‘The Poison Pen Affair’, where Mel Anastasiou’s intrepid amateur sleuth Stella Ryman defies the constraints of her care home.
  • Gritty storytelling that continues to amaze us in ‘Wager’ by Bob Thurber.
    Poetry by Diane Tucker, Darrell Lindsey and Jeffrey C Alfier.
  • Susan Pieters’ ‘Invisible’, Laird Long’s ‘The Big Con’, and Conor Power-Smith’s ‘Love for Sale’, all stories that involve different kinds of love, and different kinds of blindness
  • Our graphic novel adaptation of Sylvia Stopforth’s ‘Dragon Rock’, describing the biggest blind spot of all.
  • Issue 13 cover art by Tais TengQuantum physics in a handbag and stalker mascots in a theme park with Deborah Walker’s ‘Aunty Merkel’ and Fred Zackel’s “Snow White is Mine!”
  • And our next installment of Allaigna’s Song, in which our heroine learns to illuminate the ordinary.

“My favourite of the four volumes; ‘Love for Sale’ and ‘Wager’ are two brilliant stories. The rest is good too :)”  – Guy Windsor, Finland

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The Mega-Deal

And if fear of missing out has you worried, we have a super offer for you:  buy our complete six-year collection in print or digital form at any point during the 24 days before Christmas, and you’ll receive all the bonus gifts!

As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

Sign up for our Advent Calendar here, and explore back issues of the magazine here.

Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 2 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the second day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 2, Spring 2014

In issue 2, things come in pairs

  • "This Double" by Mel Anastasiou
    “This Double” by Mel Anastasiou

    We have two offerings from JJ Lee, the acclaimed author of The Measure of a Man: the Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit“Built to Love” is a  satiric and chilling sci-fi tale, and it comes with a fabulous painted cover by JJ.
    JJ Lee’s “Built to Love” was so good! I really liked his book Measure of a Man – this is completely different but just as intriguing. The whole issue was a joy to read, and a lot of the stories you can read in spare moments. Good and pulpy.”  – Amanda

  • Two very different stories of the undead in the Old West and the New: “Mercer’s Ghost” by Milo James Fowler and “Not Dying in Central Texas” by Sarah Pinsker.
    “[‘Not Dying in Central Texas’ is] unbelievably refreshing, touching, and beautiful.” – Alex Ristea
  • Two stories that take you literally to the edge: “Falling” a cautionary paranormal adventure into  temptation by Angela Dorsey, and the beautiful, heartrending “Poor Thing” by KM Vaghela.
  • Two takes on inspiration: “Techne” by EL Firestine, and “The Capture of the Muse” by Susan Pieters.
    “[Capture of the Muse is]  powerful, poignant, beautifully crafted and the multi-layered  . . . Lovely work,”  – Jacqui Hartwood
  • A double length excerpt of Allaigna’s Song by JM Landels.
  • And finally you’ll meet the improbable heroic duo of a witch and her goat in an excerpt of Tatterhood, the brand new graphic novel from the ludicrously talented Kris Sayer.

Order your copy here

A daily email countdown

If you’d like to take the element of chance out of the equation, sign up for our daily email where we will crack open each window early.  We’ll give you a heads-up on the day’s bonus before you buy, along with an inspirational quote from Your Writing Muse.

The Mega-Deal

And if fear of missing out has you worried, we have a super offer for you:  buy our complete six-year collection in print or digital form at any point during the 24 days before Christmas, and you’ll receive all the bonus gifts!

As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

Sign up for our Advent Calendar here, and explore back issues of the magazine here.

Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 1 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the first day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 1, Winter 2013

In our first issue of Pulp Literature Magazine:

  • Michael1OctWhere the Angels Wait, a haunting contemporary short story by  CC Humphreys
    “I was immediately enchanted by the flow of words, the beautiful pictures painted and the emotions evoked by the writing.  The story struck close to my heart.“ – Erin Ensor
  • Stella Ryman and the Third Option, a novella by Mel Anastasiou
    “Stella Ryman is my new hero! I love the way the very observant author has woven dementia and lucidity and humour together. “ – SL
  • Poetry by Beverly Boissery
  • Post-apocalyptic imaginings with classic Canadian tone in Only the Loons Know,  by SL Nickerson
  • A touch of swordplay and slapstick, buddy-cop style, in Of Siege and Sword, by Tyner Gillies
    “Straight-up funny!” – ND
  • The award winning short story, Glass Curtain, by Susan Pieters
    “Just re-read [Glass Curtain].   I enjoyed it even more the second time through.  The narrator’s voice is almost painfully honest, vulnerable, inviting the reader in.  And there is this strong tide of yearning. Like an undertow.  Very well done.” – S. Stopforth
  • The Mechanics, a cautionary tale by talented cartoonist Angela Melick.
  • Epic Fantasy and base sibling rivalry in Allaigna’s Song by JM Landels
    “Love [this] fantasy, so atmospheric” – CC Humphreys
  • Exquisite cover art by Melissa Mary Duncan!

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Pulp Literature Issue 1

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The Mega-Deal

And if fear of missing out has you worried, we have a super offer for you:  buy our complete six-year collection in print or digital form at any point during the 24 days before Christmas, and you’ll receive all the bonus gifts!

As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

Sign up for our Advent Calendar here, and explore back issues of the magazine here.

The Pulp Literature Advent Calendar

Every December growing up, my brother and I received traditional European Advent calendars which offered a lovely and festive countdown to the big event, an agonizing twenty-four days later. Lightly dusted with silver sparkles, they displayed Christmas trees or Santa’s workshop, angels or snow-draped fields . No chocolate treats here, the delight was in the suspense of carefully peeling open each day’s window, wondering what magical scene was playing out beneath.

Our very own 24-day Advent Calendar

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift!

If you choose print copies of the magazine, you will get  a mixture of digital and tangible prizes.*  If you purchase a digital copy, you will receive an ethereal surprise.

A daily email countdown

If you’d like to take the element of chance out of the equation, sign up for our daily email where we will crack open each window early.  We’ll give you a heads-up on the day’s bonus before you buy, along with an inspirational quote from Your Writing Muse.

The Mega-Deal

And if fear of missing out has you worried, we have a super offer for you:  buy our complete six-year collection in print or digital form at any point during the 24 days before Christmas, and you’ll receive all the bonus gifts!

As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

Sign up for our Advent Calendar here, and explore back issues of the magazine here.

*Subject to availability — some print issues are limited, so be sure to get yours early!

A Countdown Calendar

Whatever your holiday persuasion is at this time of year, one of the best things about the season is anticipation.  Even growing up as I did in an entirely secular household, I loved the countdown to Christmas.  Not every year, but every once in a while, I would receive an advent calendar.  They were just gaudy pieces of cardboard with cheap and nasty confections that somehow had the nerve to be called milk chocolate , but I loved them.  Each tiny thrill of opening a new window and getting closer to the big one somehow added up to much more than a collection of 24 candies.

We here at Pulp Literature are more excited than kids on Christmas eve as we get ready for Launch Party on December 20th.  We thought we’d share the anticipation by making an advent calendar of sorts for you, our blog readers.  Each day until the 20th we’ll be posting a special offer on the blog, most of them good for one day only.

However, to start off with a bang our very first special will be good for the whole month!

Advertising Special

For the month of December we are offering ad rates of three issues for the price of two in our 2014 print and digital editions!  For details, see our adverts page.

Check back tomorrow, to see what special offer is available on December 2nd …