About this project
Literary writers doing SF. Romance authors writing zombies. Swashbuckling historical fiction scribes turning their hands to gorgeous contemporary prose. Illustrations by comic artists, and sequential art by illustrators.
All this, and Jack Whyte!
Pulp Literature Press is the brainchild of Jen, Mel and Sue, a trio of writer-editors who took the advice “write what you want to read” one step further, to “publish what you want to read”.
What do we want to read?
We love genre. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, History, Thriller or Chiller: we read it all, as long as it’s well written. We believe Anna Karenina fits on the shelf beside The Watchmen. Our goal is to publish strong writing and artwork that breaks out of the bookshelf boundaries, defies genre, surprises, and delights.
We print exceptional emerging talent and established writers and artists who wish to break out of their genre confines. Pulp Literature magazine contains short stories, novellas, poetry, illustrations and graphic novels. Think of it as a wine-tasting … or a pub crawl … where you’ll find new flavours on tap.
Our first issue features a haunting contemporary short story, “Where the Angels Wait” by the amazing author-actor-raconteur CC Humphreys,
and our second a satiric sci-fi tale, featuring killer teddy bears and cover painting by the multi-talented, multi-award-nominated memoirist JJ Lee.
In our third issue romance and historical fiction author Susanna Kearsley is the featured, with a tale of William Wallace and zombies,
and award-winning playwright Joan MacLeod has promised us a short story for our fourth issue.
Somewhere in this first year of publication we'll include an out-of-print, hard-to-find short story from Jack Whyte. Which issue? We're not saying yet -- you'll need to subscribe to find out!
We miss those paperbacks we could stuff in our purses or pockets. Our print format is a lovingly modelled after single-genre magazines which have stood the test of time, such as Fantasy & Science Fiction and Ellery Queen. Our motto is ‘good books for the price of a beer’. We don’t want to stretch your pocketbook, just your mind.
To print our first issue we need to raise $7500. This represents the estimated production costs for the project. Any funds we make in excess of our costs will go first to paying our writers and artists. As publishers, not a penny will go into our pockets until creative contracts have been completely fulfilled.
Your support of this project is your vote for a new market in publishing, with no barriers between genres.
Risks and challenges
We believe the support for a new print magazine is out there. However, if we don't reach our stretch goal and are unable to print a full year's worth of issues we will still publish the ebook version. Backers who opted for the full year of print issues will instead receive a two-year subscription for the ebook version.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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