Saturday, October 29, 2011

PULP MODERN #2 FYI

The  crime section for issue number two is filled.  Got lots of horror to go through and a few westerns.

Remember, there are no more official deadlines, so if you were planning on submitting a crime story, feel free.  It will be considered for a future issue.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Some Pulp Modern Updates

First of all, thanks to everyone who has helped sell this beast so far.  We need to sell lots, LOTS more so that the big dogs hear us beating down the doors!

The crime section for issue number two is just about full.  This time around I've gotten a lot of horror submissions and very few western submissions.  It's all good, as the kiddies say.  Issue one was crime heavy, this one can be horror heavy.

In excellent related news, Aldo Calcagno, who runs the site Powder Burn Flash, has been brought on board as an assistant editor to help me wade through the submissions and make sure I get issue two out there in time for the holidays.

I've made some minor adjustments to the basic description of Pulp Modern at the top of the guidelines page.  You might want to take a look.  Also, because of the number of submissions I've received, I'm going to abandon this idea of deadlines for each issue.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

PULP MODERN now available at AMAZON.COM

So, most people might be freaked out by going to the createspace site devoted only to Pulp Modern and nothing else.  It just doesn't feel right to them.  Would Oprah buy a book this way? they ask.  Good news, brothers and sisters.  Pulp Modern is now available at AMAZON.COM, where many normal people purchase reading material (among other things).  Please tell all your friends and loved ones and lovers and enemies that it is now 100% socially acceptable to buy and read Pulp Modern.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

ALL DUE RESPECT #16: JODI MACARTHUR

Jodi MacArthur is kind of like Stanley Kubrick.  She's a quality over quantity kind of artist.  Any time I see her name attached to a story, I know I'm about to read something special.  Jodi digs deep into the old gray matter to pull out images and ideas most of us are too timid to even attempt to put into words.  Her story MANTRA, which I am honored to feature this month at All Due Respect, is no different.  Just in time for Halloween, for the beautiful, sad days of autumn.  For the preamble to winter, death.  Is there any month more appropriate for a Jodi MacArthur story?  Me thinks not.  Read.  Enjoy.  Recover.  Read again.  Comment.  Attempt to see the world in a normal light afterwards.  Good luck and a great big thank you to Jodi for sharing this with us.