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Adam Golub’s Pool Guy

Pulp Literature No. 15 Summer 2017

Stories from Pulp Literature No. 15 Summer 2017:

Several bizarre threads run through “The Pool Guy” by Adam Golub. The random, quirky ideas are fun and entertaining, like overhearing an intriguing conversation on the bus. But just be prepared, when it’s time to get off, you’ll have to imagine what happens next from what you’ve already heard. “Pool Guy” was a runner up in Pulp Lit’s 2016 Raven Short Story Contest.

Susan Pieters’ Cannery Row

Pulp Literature No. 15 Summer 2017

Stories from Pulp Literature No. 15 Summer 2017:

Susan Pieters’ “Cannery Row” reads like a character study about a boy and his parents in 1970s Monterey, until its fantastical elements emerge. Pop is searching for the right conditions to farm abalone because the famous bay is fished out of everything else. Sonny busies himself taking photographs of his parents and the surrounding Cannery Row where writers like John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts once dwelt. The tale is atmospheric and subtle with enough intrigue to keep the pages turning. Pieters is the consulting editor for Pulp Literature.

A.M. Soto’s Pack Up Your Troubles

Pulp Literature No. 15 Summer 2017

Stories from Pulp Literature No. 15 Summer 2017:

A.M. Soto’s short story, “Pack Up Your Troubles,” alternates between the internal and external perspectives of one of Earth’s invaders. The story unfolds through the narrative’s shifts in orientation, and the twists of expectations provide enough entertainment to keep things interesting

My thanks to Kevin Tipple and James Reasoner for their recent posts about The Digest Enthusiast No. 9.

Pulp Literature No. 21 Winter 2019

Pulp Literature No. 21 Winter 2019

Contents
From the Pulp Lit Pulpit: Here’s to Another Five
In This Issue
Evelyn Lau “Gone” (verse)
Evelyn Lau “Forest Edge” (verse)
Evelyn Lau “Once Upon a Time . . .” (verse)
Feature Interview: Evelyn Lau by Daniel Cowper
Evelyn Lau Selected Bibliography
Mel Anastasiou “The Seven Swans: The Mystery of the Forgotten Soldier”
Joelle Kid “Echo/Narcissus”
Michael Bracken “The Fishmonger’s Wife”
Susan Pieters “Madame Sylvie’s Three Rules on Speaking for the Dead”
Emily Lonie “A Seed in Every Womb”
Margot Spronk “Rules of Salvage”
Graham J. Darling “A Pleasant Walk, A Pleasant Talk”
Jenny Blackford “The Golden Feather”
Leslie Wibberley “Stonecold”
The Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction
Nicholas Christian “The Angler”
Robert Runté “Day Three”
Kris Sayer “Under Pale Flesh” (comic)
JM Landels “Allaigna’s Song: Aria” Verse 18–20
The Artists: Melissa Mary Duncan (cover), Kris Sayer, Mel Anastasiou
Hall of Fame (Patreon supporters)
Marketplace
Contests

Publisher: Pulp Literature Press
Managing Editor: Jennifer Landels
Acquisitions Editor: Melanie Anastasiou
Story Editor: Jessica Fabrizius
Poetry Editors: Daniel Cowper, Emily Osborne
Copy Editor/Designer: Amanda Bidnall
Proofreader: Mary Rykov
Cover Layout: Kate Landels
205 pages
$4.99 Kindle
Pulp Literature website

Mel Anastasiou’s The Highwayman’s Deception

Pulp Literature No. 15 Summer 2017

Stories from Pulp Literature No. 15 Summer 2017:

Much of “The Seven Swans, Book Four: The Highwayman’s Deception” by Mel Anastasiou is a self-contained adventure/romance set in olde England. Three chapters frame the tale of Spencer Stevens’ past life, while eight immerse the reader in his captivating adventure there as he courts the life of the highwayman and his teacher, the provocative Charlotte. Anastasiou is the acquisitions editor for Pulp Literature, and her stories appear regularly in the magazine.

Brenda Carre’s Gret

Pulp Literature No. 15 Summer 2017Stories from Pulp Literature No. 15 Summer 2017:

“Gret” by Brenda Carre sets the issue’s opening bar high. It’s the first chapter of a forthcoming novel of the same name, so beautifully written it overshadows any hesitation of reading an excerpt, so don’t miss out. Gret’s world is harsh and dangerous, filled with magic and intrigue. Carre’s skill with dialect in narration and dialogue transports you to Gret’s world at once. “I grabbed Isk’s meat knife and a bannock or two for my tattered pockets and I was out that windee and into the shore mist faster than a clam can fart.” A three-page interview with Carre follows her novel’s chapter.

Pulp Literature No. 20 Autumn 2018

Pulp Literature No. 20Contents
From the Pulp Lit Pulpit: A Score for Cross-Genre Fiction
Kristene Perron “Flavour of the Forsaken”
Feature Interview: Kristene Perron
The Magpie Award for Poetry
Kelli Allen “Leather Wraps Both Our Shoulders, and I Will Call You My Lungs, My Falconer, Guidepost” (verse)
Christine Leviczky Riek “All I Need is a Chair, My Red Piano, and” (verse)
Angela Caravan “My Desk” (verse)
Mitchell Towes “Away Game”
Sara Mang “Gross Motor”
Dave Beynon “Small Town Superhero”
Epiphany Ferrell “Every Town Has One”
Susan Pieters “Waking Up Black”
Summer Jewel Keown “Indebted”
Alex Reece Abbott “Alphabet Soup”
Erin Evans “The Hub”
Mel Anastasiou “Meat” (comic)
JM Landels “Allaigna’s Song: Aria”
The Artists (bios)
Hall of Fame (Patreon supporters)
Marketplace
Contests

Pulp Literature No. 20 back coverPublisher: Pulp Literature Press
Managing Editor: Jennifer Landels
Acquisitions Editor: Melanie Anastasiou
Story Editor: Sue Pieters
Assistant Editor: Jessica Fabrizius
Poetry Editor: Daniel Cowper, Emily Osborne
Copy Editor/Designer: Amanda Bidnall
Proofreader: Mary Rykov
Graphic Designer: Kris Sayer
Cover: Ben Baldwin
Interior artwork: Melanie Anastasiou, John Henry Friesen
207 pages
$4.99 Kindle
Pulp Literature website

Pulp Literature #19 Summer 2018

Pulp Literature No. 19Contents
From the Pulp Lit Pulpit: Advent’s Arrival
Michael Kamakana “Advent” (stand-alone excerpt from the novel)
Feature Interview: Michael Kamakana
Mel Anastasiou “The Seven Swans: The Machineries of Progress”
Maria Pascualy “First Date” (verse)
Richard J O’Brien “The Slade Transmutation”
Alex Reece Abbott “My Brother Paulie: A Domestic Space Odyssey”
Sylvia Stopforth “Ordinary”
James Norcliffe “He Had This Thing” (verse)
Susan Pieters “Guardian”
Jasmin Nyack “Five Minutes”
Charity Tahmaseb “The Potato Bug War”
Keltie Zubko “Towing the Mustang”
RS Wynn: The Bumblebee Flash Fiction Contest
Joseph Stilwell & Hugh Henderson “Blue Skies Over Nine Isles” (comic)
JM Landels “Allaigna’s Song: Aria”
The Artists (bios)
Hall of Fame (Patreon supporters)
Marketplace
Contests

Pulp Literatuer No. 19 back coverPublisher: Pulp Literature Press
Managing Editor: Jennifer Landels
Acquisitions Editor: Melanie Anastasiou
Story Editor: Sue Pieters
Assistant Editor: Jessica Fabrizius
Poetry Editor: Daniel Cowper
Copy Editor: Amanda Bidnall
Proofreader: Mary Rykov
Graphic Designer: Kris Sayer
Cover: Tais Teng
Interior artwork: Melanie Anastasiou, Jennifer Landels
5.25” x 8” 216 pages
$14.99 POD
$1.99 ebook

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Pulp Literature #18 Spring 2018

Pulp Literature #18 coverContents
From the Pulp Lit Pulpit: A Breath of Fresh Fiction
Genni Gunn “Stones”
Feature Interview: Genni Gunn
A.J. Odasso “We Come Back Different” part two
Sophie Panzer “The Commute”
Susan Pieters “Bug in My Ear”
Susan Alexander “Colour-Blind Sun” (verse)
Mel Anastasiou “Stella Ryman and the Mystery of the Mah-Jongg Box”
Angela Rebrec “On a Dark Lake’s Edge” (verse)
Jessica Barksdale “The Brightness of Things”
The SIWC Storyteller’s Award: Michelle Barker “MVP”
The 2017 Raven Short Story Contest
-First Place: Elaine McDivitt “The Tape”
-Second Place: Kerry Craven “Meggie”
-Runners Up: Alex Reece Abbott “My Brother Paulie: A Domestic Space Odyssey” and Charity Tahmaseb “The Potato Bug War”
Ray Gray & Ben Baldwin “Bone Dry” (comic)
J.M. Landels “Allaigna’s Song: Aria”
The Artists (bios)
Hall of Fame (Patreon supporters)
Marketplace
Contests

Pulp Literature #18 backPublisher: Pulp Literature Press
Managing Editor: Jennifer Landels
Acquisitions Editor: Melanie Anastasiou
Story Editor: Sue Pieters
Assistant Editor: Jessica Fabrizius
Poetry Editor: Daniel Cowper
Copy Editor: Amanda Bidnall
Proofreader: Mary Rykov
Graphic Designer: Kris Sayer
Cover: Akem
Interior artwork: Melanie Anastasiou, Jennifer Landels
5.25” x 8” 212 pages
$14.99 POD
$4.99 ebook

Pulp Literature website