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Awards Nomination Season: the 2019 Round Up

What a pleasure to nominate our amazing authors for this year’s awards.  As a multi-genre publisher, we try to nominate our authors for as many as we can to help their careers along.  For fan-based awards we rely on you, our fans who are members of organizations like the CFFSA and SFWA, and attendees of World Con, World Fantasy, and other conventions to nominate your favourites.  To help you sort out eligibility, here’s a list of everything we’ve published this year, with the exception of reprints and novel excerpts, sorted by genre.  Stories that overlap genres may be listed more than once.

If you are interested in receiving complimentary review copies of any of these works, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page, and don’t forget to put us down for consideration in your respective circles!

2019 Publications

Asterisks * indicate Canadian authors.  Contest winners are identifed following the title.  For lists of specific author identities, such as women writers, writers of colour, or self-identified LGBTQIA writers please email us at info (at) pulpliterature.com.

Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror

Novels

Advent by Michael Kamakana
When the aliens came, everything we thought we knew was wrong.  This is the motif that runs through Michael Kamakana’s refreshingly different take on alien invasion.  It’s not War of the Worlds or even Childhood’s End.  It’s a far more subtle and quiet takeover, which unfolds in the periphery of everyday lives.  The rolling language repeats like waves on a shore, carrying the reader deeper and deeper, until we too, feel like we have been colonized.

What the Wind Brings by Matthew Hughes
Out of the fires of Caribbean revolution, shipwrecked onto the shores and jungles of Ecuador, a slave, a captive, and a shaman fight Inquisition-era Spain for freedom. In times like these, when power spends blood like pennies, what chance do these disparate underdogs have to create an independent nation? A sweeping slipstream historical epic from Matthew Hughes.

Novellas & Novelettes

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘The Seven Swans: The Mystery of the Forgotten Soldier’ by Mel Anastasiou*

Short Stories

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘The Fishmonger’s Wife,’ by Michael Bracken
‘A Seed in Every Womb’ by Emily Lonie*
‘Rules of Salvage: by Margot Spronk*
‘A Pleasant Walk, a Pleasant Talk’ by Graham J Darling*
‘The Golden Feather’ by Jenny Blackford
‘Stonecold’ by Leslie Wibberley*
‘Day Three’ by Robert Runté * (Hummingbird Prize Runner-up)
Pulp Literature
 Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘The Nix’s Wife’ by Kathryn Yelinek
‘Spin Doctor’ by Susan Pieters*
‘Snapshots’ by Leo X Robertson
‘Late Night Fun Facts on the No. 65’ by JTF King
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘Wolf, Dog, Sun,’ by Christian Walter
‘The Thieving Pot’ by Lena Mahmoud
‘On the Sixth Day’ by Deborah L Davitt
‘Black Market’ by Susan Pieters*
‘Biophilia’ by Margot Spronk*
Pulp Literature Issue 24. Autumn 2019
‘The Man in the Long Black Coat: Bekker’ by JJ Lee*
‘Black Glass’ by Adam Fout
‘Cabin Fever’ by KT Wagner*
‘Yellow Paint’ by FJ Bergmann

Graphic Arts Short Stories

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘Under Pale Flesh’ by Kris Sayer*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘The Endless Drop’ by Minna Hakkola & Matthew Nielsen*

Mystery & Crime

Novels

The Labours of Mrs Stella Ryman: Further Fairmount Manor Mysteries by Mel Anastasiou
When the machineries of institution fail to protect Fairmount Manor, octogenarian amateur sleuth Mrs Stella Ryman rolls up her fleece jacket sleeves to ferret out  a thief, investigate a gun-toting resident, set right a mishandled investigation of a man’s death, pursue spectres and footpads walking at midnight, and discover Thelma Hu’s long-lost fortune.  No good deed goes unpunished, though, and Stella will face struggles, mysteries, and sacrifices that hit her where she lives.

Novellas & Novelettes

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘The Seven Swans: The Mystery of the Forgotten Soldier’ by Mel Anastasiou*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘The Extra’ by Mel Anastasiou*
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘Stella Ryman and the Locked Room Mystery’ by Mel Anastasiou*
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
‘The Extra: Frankie Ray Goes to Hollywood’ by Mel Anastasiou*

Short Stories

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘The Fishmonger’s Wife,’ by Michael Bracken
‘The Golden Feather’ by Jenny Blackford
‘Stonecold’ by Leslie Wibberley*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘The Nix’s Wife’ by Kathryn Yelinek
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘Good for Grapes’ by Kelly Robson*
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
‘Cabin Fever’ by KT Wagner
‘Red Tiger’ by Chuck Lim

Contemporary, Literary, and Historical

Novels

What the Wind Brings by Matthew Hughes

Novellas & Novelettes

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘The Seven Swans: The Mystery of the Forgotten Soldier’ by Mel Anastasiou*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘The Extra’ by Mel Anastasiou*
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
‘The Shepherdess’ by JM Landels*
‘The Extra: Frankie Ray Goes to Hollywood’ by Mel Anastasiou*

Short Stories

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘Echo/Narcissus’ by Joelle Kidd*
‘Madame Sylvie’s Three Rules on Speaking for the Dead’ by Susan Pieters*
‘The Angler’ by Nicholas Christian (Hummingbird Prize Winner)
‘Day Three’ by Robert Runté * (Hummingbird Prize Runner-up)
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘Late Night Fun Facts on the No. 65’ by JTF King
‘Spin Doctor’ by Susan Pieters*
‘Girls who Dance in the Flames’ by Cheryl Wolner (Raven Short Story Contest Winner)
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘Wolf, Dog, Sun,’ by Christian Walter
‘Black Market’ by Susan Pieters*
‘White Rabbit’ by Deepthi Atukorala*
‘Wife Giver’ by Josephine Greenland (Hummingbird Prize Winner)
‘The Inherited Love of Unexplainable Things’ by Zoë Johnson*
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
‘Cabin Fever’ by KT Wagner*
‘The Bumblebee’s Daughter’ by Robin Malcolm
‘The Map According to Me’ by Susan Pieters*
‘Red Tiger’ by Chuck Lim

Graphic Arts Short Stories

Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘Wall Street at Night’ by Lola Ridge and Chaille Stovall

Poetry

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘Gone,’ ‘Forest Edge,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’ by Evelyn Lau*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘Cry’ by David Ly*
‘Tantrum’ by Heather Christle
‘Snowshoeing’ by Mary Willis
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘An Examination of a Freckle’ by Casey Reiland
‘Asturias’ by Alison Braid
‘Waltz for My Brother’ by Raluca Balasa
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
‘A Short History of Space Travel’ by Susan Haldane (Magpie Award Winner)
‘Whiskey Breath’ by Jack Waldheim (Magpie AwardFirst Runner-Up)
‘The Last of the Iron Lungs’ by Roxanna Bennett (Magpie Award Second Runner-Up)

Artwork

Cover Art

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
Frost and Snow by Melissa Mary Duncan*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
Purple Siren, by Herman Lau*
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
Greetings, by Akem*
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
Vimy, by Steve R Gagnon*

Illustrations

Body of work, Mel Anastasiou*: Pulp Literature Issues 21-24

Astounding (formerly John W Campbell) Award for New Writer

Michael Kamakana for Advent.

Awards Nomination Season: the 2017 Round Up

We love awards! As a multi-genre publisher we try to nominate our authors for as many awards as we can to help their careers along. For fan-based awards we rely on you, our fans who are members of organizations like the CFFSA and SFWA to nominate your favourites.  To help you sort out eligibility here’s a list of everything we’ve published this year, with the exception of reprints and novel exerpts, sorted by genre.  Stories that overlap genres may be listed more than once.

If you are interested in receiving complimentary review copies of any of these works please fill out the form at the bottom of the page, and don’t forget to put us down for consideration in your respective circles!

2017 Publications

Asterisks * indicate Canadian authors.  Contest winners are identifed following the title.  For lists of specific author identities, such as women writers, writers of colour, or self-identified LGBTQIA writers please email us at info (at) pulpliterature.com.

Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror

Debut Fantasy Novel
Allaigna’s Song: Overture by JM Landels *

Novellas & Novelettes
Pulp Literature Issue 13, Winter 2017
‘The Case of the Cavalier’s Rapier’ by Mel Anastasiou *
Pulp Literature Issue 15, Summer 2017
‘The Highwayman’s Deception’ by Mel Anastasiou *

Short Stories
Pulp Literature Issue 13, Winter 2017
‘The Green Thread and the Blue’ by Carolyn Oliver
‘Mermail’ by Eric Del Carlo
‘How to Lose a Week’ by FJ Bergmann
‘Xuefei & His Heart’ (Hummingbird Prize Winner) by Rebecca Wurz
‘Better Watch Out’ by Anna Belkine
Pulp Literature Issue 14, Spring 2017
‘Jonathan S Primrose Gets Eaten by a Bear’ by William Charles Brock
‘The Handler’ (Raven Contest Winner) by Pat Flewwelling*
Pulp Literature Issue 15, Summer 2017
‘Gret’ by Brenda Carre *
‘Pack Up Your Troubles’ by AM Soto
‘A Knight at the Royal Arms’ by Charity Tahmaseb
‘Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang’ (Bumblebee Contest Runner-up) by Jay Allisan *
Pulp Literature Issue 16, Autumn 2017
‘The River’ by KC Dyer *
‘Clearing Out Nests’ by Brandon Crilly *
‘The Olde Town Haunt’ by Patrick Bollivar *
‘Think Tank’ by Susan Pieters *
‘The Wind of a Train’ by Erin Kirsh *
‘For Your Convenience’ by FJ Bergmann

Graphic Arts Short Stories
Pulp Literature Issue 14, Spring 2017
‘Blue Skies Over Nine Isles’ by Joseph Stilwell & Hugh Henderson *
Pulp Literature Issue 15, Summer 2017
‘Gruff’ by Kris Sayer *
Pulp Literature Issue 16, Autumn 2017
‘The Vanishing Dot’ by Rina Piccolo *

Mystery

Debut Mystery Novel
Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries by Mel Anastasiou *

Novellas & Novelettes
Pulp Literature Issue 13, Winter 2017
‘The Case of the Cavalier’s Rapier’ by Mel Anastasiou *
Pulp Literature Issue 14, Spring 2017 
‘Stella Ryman and the Case of the Fallen Crusader’ by Mel Anastasiou *
Pulp Literature Issue 15, Summer 2017
‘The Highwayman’s Deception’ by Mel Anastasiou *
Pulp Literature Issue 16, Autumn 2017
‘Stella Ryman and the Ghost at the End of the Bed’ by Mel Anastasiou *

Contemporary, Literary, and Historical

Short Stories
Pulp Literature Issue 13, Winter 2017
‘Piano Music’ – by Susan Pieters *
‘Painted Nails’ (Hummingbird Prize Runner-up) – by Jenna Park
Pulp Literature Issue 14, Spring 2017
‘The Ankle Bracelet’ by CC Humphreys *
‘Bear’ by Greg Brown *
‘Candy-Apple Baby’ by Colin Thornton *
‘Robin Hood’ – by Susan Pieters *
‘Forget Me Not’ (SiWC Contest Winner) by Claire Gregory
Pulp Literature Issue 15, Summer 2017
‘Cannery Row’ by Susan Pieters *
‘The Pool Guy’ by Adam Golub
‘Crushed Velvet’ (Bumblebee Contest Winner) by Ingrid Jendrzjewski
‘Sourdough’ (SiWC Contest Runner-up) by Angela Post *
Pulp Literature Issue 16, Autumn 2017
‘Love’ by Greg Brown *
‘Think Tank’ by Susan Pieters *

Graphic Arts Short Stories
Pulp Literature Issue 13, Winter 2017
‘It Rained Then Too’ by Anat Rabkin *
Pulp Literature Issue 16, Autumn 2017
‘The Vanishing Dot’ by Rina Piccolo *

Poetry

Pulp Literature Issue 13, Winter 2017
‘The Third Day of Spring’ by Susie Taylor *
‘Amazon’ by Daniel Aristi
‘About Light’ by Jude Neale *
‘F/G/C/F (Country Love Sestina)’ by Elizabeth Amerding*
Pulp Literature Issue 14, Spring 2017 
‘Birdhouse’ by David Clink *
‘Detroit V, VII’ by Ian Haight
Pulp Literature Issue 15, Summer 2017
‘A Wassail in Ink’ by Nicholas Christian
‘The Hair in the Bag’ by Jenny Blackford
‘Inglewood Courts, Edmonton’ by Benjamin Hertwig *
Pulp Literature Issue 16, Autumn 2017
‘Garbage Disposal’ (Magpie Award Winner) by Oak Morse
‘Krang’ (Magpie Award Runner-up) by Leah Komar
‘Ghost Town’ (Magpie Award Runner-up) by Glenn Pape

Artwork

Cover Art
Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries cover art by Kris Sayer*
Allaigna’s Song: Overture cover art by Melissa Mary Duncan*
Pulp Literature Issue 13, Winter 2017 The Shadow by Zoran Pekovic*
Pulp Literature Issue 14, Spring 2017  Blue Skies Over Nine Isles by Hugh Henderson*
Pulp Literature Issue 15, Summer 2017 The Huntress by S Ross Browne
Pulp Literature Issue 16, Autumn 2017 Seabus by Akem *

Illustrations
Body of work, Mel Anastasiou: Pulp Literature Issues 13 – 16, Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries, inks for Allaigna’s Song: Overture.

Body of work, JM Landels: Illustrations for Allaigna’s Song: Aria in Pulp Literature Issues 13 – 16; pencils for Allaigna’s Song: Overture.

Layout & Design
Cover design for Allaigna’s Song: Overture and Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries by Kris Sayer.

Interior layout for Allaigna’s Song: Overture by Kris Sayer.

Interior layout for Stella Ryman and the Fairmount Manor Mysteries by Claire Milne.

 

 

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Peter Norman, Author and Sunburst Nominee

Congratulations to author Peter Norman.  He’s been nominated for a Sunburst award for his eerie, brilliant story ‘The Night Stylist’ in Issue 12.  He summons atmosphere, intrigue, and danger with every word …

A tire blew out. A motor died in the cold. A wrong turn off the 17 got you lost. Or maybe you just got confused, like most of us do, somewhere down the road. You need help, a hand, someone with jumper cables, know-how, kind words. Someone who can snip away the shroud of confusion, tidy things up into a shape you understand.

One way or another, if you ever wind up on the streets of Rayburn late at night—later, say, than two in the a.m.—winter gnawing your extremities, you’ll peer around for someplace open. Windows will be dark, the neon dead above the old Chinese restaurant.

–  ‘The Night Sylist’, Peter Norman,  Pulp Literature Issue 12, Autumn 2016

Peter Norman got his start in non-fiction, and has gone on to write well-received poetry, including three collections, and a novel, Emberton.  His poetry and novel have also received nominations, for the Trillium Poetry Book Award, and for the Sunburst.  He won the 2013 NOW Battle of the Bards.  He continues to write, and edits for magazines and publishers across Canada. He is an award-winning public speaker, and recent appearances include The Word on the Street Toronto, Thin Air Winnipeg, and the International Festival of Authors.  We’d walk the streets of Rayburn in the dead of night to hear him speak.  Congratulations, Peter Norman, on your Sunburst Award nomination.