Alec Cizak


Chris McGinley’s “The Killing at Queen’s Tooth”

Pulp Modern Vo. 2 No. 3 pages 114–115Stories from Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3

Chris McGinley has published crime stories in Switchblade, Tough, the I.D. Press crime anthology (forthcoming), Story and Grit (forthcoming), and on a host of internet crime writing sites like Shotgun Honey, Out of the Gutter, Near to the Knuckle, and Yellow Mama. He also writes reviews and “re-considerations” for Unlawful Acts, the Flash Fiction Offensive, and SleuthSayers.

J.A. Prentice’s “Sand in a Jar”

Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3 pages 98–99Stories from Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3

Though he was born in the UK, J.A. Prentice has spent most of his life in the United States. In 2017, he graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Creative Writing. His work has previously been published by Crooked Teeth and 365 Tomorrows. He also contributes to the blog Living Authors’ Society, which can be found on WordPress,Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. He believes that the best way to write fantasy is to read history and mythology and then be a little insane.When he was five, he was attacked by a wild monkey, which annoyingly proved to be the most interesting thing that has happened to him.

Cynthia Ward’s “Roadsong”

Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3 pages 74–75Stories from Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3

Cynthia Ward has sold stories to Analog, Asimov’s, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Nightmare, Weirdbook, Weird Tales, and other magazines and anthologies. She edited the anthologies Lost Trails: Forgotten Tales of the Weird West Volumes 1–2 (WolfSinger Publications).With Nisi Shawl, she coauthored the fiction-writing handbook, Writing the Other: A Practical Approach (Aqueduct Press). She sold her short pulp novels, The Adventure of the Incognita Countess and The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum, to Aqueduct Press.

John Kojak’s “Elizabeth Beatrice Moore”

Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3 pages 62–63Stories from Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3

John Kojak received his BA in English from The University of Texas. He crafts his writing to speak in diverse voices. His short story “Don Pedro” appeared in Beyond Imagination magazine, “American Hero” in Down In The Dirt, “Beauty and the Beast” in Third Wednesday,“Happy Hands Cleaning Service” in Bête Noire, and “Elizabeth Beatrice Moore” in Pulp Modern. His poetry has also appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Dual Coast, The Stray Branch (featured writer), The Literary Commune, Dime Show Review, and The Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles.

Michael Bracken’s “Good Girls Don’t”

Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3 pages 32–33Stories from Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 3

Michael Bracken, recipient of the Edward D. Hoch Memorial Golden Derringer Award for lifetime achievement, is author of several books, including All White Girls, and more than 1,200 short stories published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Black Cat Mystery Magazine, Down & Out:The Magazine, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Espionage Magazine, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine, The Best American Mystery Stories 2018, and many other anthologies and periodicals. He lives and writes in Texas.