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Genre-busting short stories, novellas, serials and graphic novels in a pulp anthology magazine.  Good books for the price of a beer!
Genre-busting short stories, novellas, serials and graphic novels in a pulp anthology magazine.  Good books for the price of a beer!
Genre-busting short stories, novellas, serials and graphic novels in a pulp anthology magazine. Good books for the price of a beer!
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PULP Literature Magazine

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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.

 Our mandate

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,

CC Humphreys
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.

Joan MacLeod
Joan MacLeod

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!

Jack Whyte
Jack Whyte

Our format

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.

Our goals

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.

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    THE HALF-PINT:
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    THE PINT:
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    THE FESTIVE PUNCH: A ticket to our launch, happening on Friday December 20th at Academie Duello's annual Yule Party. Not just book signings by many of our authors, including CC Humphreys and JJ Lee, but also dancing, food, and SWORDFIGHTING!

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    THE FLIGHT: a one year subscription to our ebook version. Estimated delivery for issue no 1 is December 2013, issue no 4, October 2014

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    THE FESTIVE PINT: A ticket to the launch party above, plus the first print issue, ready for you to pick up at the door. Save $6 overall!

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    THE PUB CRAWL:
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    THE KEG: Awesome limited edition paper doll of author JJ Lee, by artist extraordinaire, Kris Sayer, signed by both JJ and Kris. Includes one year print and ebook subscription!

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    THE FESTIVE KEG: The keg plus the punch! You get a ticket to the party, the JJ doll and your one year print and ebook subscription!

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    THE PIN: A personalized 'thank-you' in our first issue, in the form of a quarter-page drawing of you by the talented Mel Anastasiou. You will also receive a full year's print and ebook subscription!

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    THE BARREL: For writers, artists and editors! A quarter page promotion for your book, artwork, website or services in the first issue of Pulp Literature. Includes a year's print and e-book subscription.

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    THE FIRKIN: A half-page drawing of you by Mel Anastasiou in our first issue. You will also receive a full year's print and ebook subscription, and a print of the drawing, signed by the artist!

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    THE PUNCHEON: For writers, artists and editors! A quarter page promotion for your book, artwork, website or services in the first four issues of Pulp Literature. Includes a year's print and e-book subscription and a complementary ticket to our launch party in December!

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    THE KILDERKIN: A full page drawing of you by Mel Anastasiou in our first issue, along with a print signed by the artist, a signed copy of issue no 1, and a full year's print and ebook subscription, and two tickets to our launch party in December!

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    THE HOGSHEAD: For writers, artists, editors and publishers! A full page promotion for your books, artwork, website or services on the front or back inside cover of the first issue of Pulp Literature. Includes a year's print and e-book subscription and two tickets to our launch party on December 20th.

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