Alec Cizak


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.

Breaking Glass by Alec Cizak

Breaking Glass by Alec CizakHaving survived her earlier ordeal in Down on the Street, Chelsea Farmer takes center page in Alec Cizak’s new novel, Breaking Glass. “She’s addicted to opiates. She participates in home invasions with her fellow junkies to feed her habit. As things get increasingly violent, Chelsea realizes she needs to escape before her friends do something one of them will be able to walk away from.”

Alec Cizak is a filmmaker, writer, and editor of Pulp Modern.

Breaking Glass by Alec Cizak
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232-page trade paperback
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Coming soon

Pulp Modern No. 3 adEditor Alec Cizak and I are busy working on the next Pulp Modern, and it’s nearly ready. Just a few more tweaks and it’ll be off for a print proof. I’ll start on the Kindle and Magzter versions while it’s in production. Should be out early in July. Having closely read every story I can state unequivocally it’ll be worth the wait. Check out that contributor list in the ad.

As Alec says, “Pulp is on the way!”


Alec Cizak’s Atomic Fuel

Breaking GlassWriter and filmmaker Alec Cizak was interviewed for the article on POD/digital digests that appeared in The Digest Enthusiast book four. Book six presented his story, “Atomic Fuel,” with an illustration by Brad Foster. The story begins like this:

“Sal Bridgewater sang along to a Nirvana tune on the classic alternative station, assured his empty passenger seat he didn’t have a gun.”

In May 2017 Alec and I partnered on the revival of his fiction journal Pulp Modern. We are working on the third issue of the rivival now, due in late June/early July. Also in July, Down & Out Books will release his latest novel, Breaking Glass, which continues the lives of characters introduced in the earlier Down on the Street (D&O 2017). DOTS was outstanding, so I’m eagerly awaiting Breaking Glass.

Pulp Modern Vol. 2 No. 2

The new Pulp Modern is out in print and digital. Editor Alec Cizak selected the the images for the cover and interior spreads along with its 12 stories. My role was design and production, which includes converting the photos into photo-illustrations.

The new issue begins with eight crime stories and concludes with four in the fantasy, horror, and Science Fiction realm.

Alec Cizak From the Editor
Russell Thayer “Buzz Me Blues”
Jim Thomsen “Black Lab”
Tom Andes “After Midnight at the C’est La Vie Lounge”
Preston Lang “Eleven Irritated People”
John Teel “Second Chances”
Robert Petyo “Sacrifice”
Charles Roland “Quick Cash Now”
Emile C. Tepperman “No Living Witness” (Classic Pulp)
Matthew X. Gomez “A Long Journey’s End”
Marc E. Fitch “Tick-Tock in the House America Built”
Susan E. Abramski “Double Jeopardy”

The second run of Pulp Modern continues to set the standard for independent, underground genre fiction journals. Read what J.D. Graves, editor of the newly-hatched Econo Clash Review (due this Spring), wrote about it here.

$6.99 POD
$2.99 Kindle
132 pages, 5.5” x 8.5”
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