LEGENDS OF NEW PULP FICTION
The submission deadline for stories closed last night at midnight. Initially we had reported we would have 57 brand new stories in this collection, which is being produced to help our colleague, writer/editor/publisher Tommy Hancock. Of course there were a few naysayers out there who said we’d never get all 57 stories. They were right. We didn’t get 57 stories in, we got 61!!! 61 amazing writers pitched in and contributed such wonderful stories covering every conceivable genre of pulp fiction.
And here’s the big surprise. Whereas when published this tome will instantly become a Who’s Who of New Pulp Fiction, we realized it would have one glaring omission and we set out to correct that. Tommy will be not only be contributing a brand new story to the collection but has also agreed to write the introduction. Meaning, officially “Legends of New Pulp Fiction” will contain 62 tales of action, adventure and wonder when released.
These stories feature such classic pulp heroes as Secret Agent X, the Black Bat, the Green Ghost, the Flying Dutchman plus newly minted pulp heroes ala Brother Bones, Sgt. Janus and Charles St. Cyprian. It has private eyes, westerns, sci-fi, horror, ghost stories, sword and sorcery and so many other classic pulp themes it is impossible to list them all here.
With all fiction in-house, we move into phase two of the project; collecting the 62 illustrations that will be included, one per story. Over a dozen of the finest graphic artists in the business have signed on to produce these gorgeous pieces and their deadline is the 1st of Oct. The painted cover is coming to us courtesy of the amazing Douglas Klauba. All fingers crossed we can have this massive package all assembled by the end of October and available for sale in November, in time for the holiday season.
To all those creators who couldn’t participate but still want to help us, you can do so in two ways. One, buy a copy of the book when it is out and two, help us promote it across the internet. Word of mouth at the right time will be invaluable to us. And there you go, that’s where we are as of the 1st of Sept.
Onwards and upwards,
Editors - Ron Fortier & Jaime Ramos
Art Director – Rob Davis