Preview before you order! Selections from the Summer 2012 issue are now available online:
"I will contract a flesh-eating virus. It will devour an inch of me a day, starting with my big toe. I will be dead by Autumn 2014." - First Up by Aliya Whiteley
The third day he brought up his brother’s pit bulls and pulled out a photo of two of them. “That’s Rosa—he breeds her. The other one is Elvira. She was a great fighter, but someone stole her.” - The Summer Mr H Drove Alex Santillanas Around by Jen Conley
"Olson fired another six rounds into Mercer, who just threw back his head and laughed. Olson started crying then, calling on the name of the Lord, beseeching all of Heaven to intervene. 'Why won’t you die?'" - Mercer's Ghost by Milo James Fowler
"Anechka pressed the steering collar of the Uvlechenie toward the floor while leaning back in the seat. The Uvlechenie settled onto the asteroid, (650) 2003 RKN, just the way she liked it, slowing the rotation and leaving the valuable dust mostly unshaken. It was the only gentle thing she knew how to do." - Uvlechenie by DeAnna Knippling
About Big Pulp
We're carving out a corner of the publishing world where story matters and writers get paid for their work. Got 5 bucks? You can help us out in a big way.
Since 2008, Big Pulp has published some of the best genre fiction writers from around the world. Our zine is a modern - and somewhat condensed - version of the classic corner newsstand, where writers and readers could find pulp and popular fiction of all kinds - science fiction, adventure stories, horror, fantasy, jungle tales, mystery and true crime, romance, and super-hero sagas. We pride ourselves on offering the best of everything from all over the world.
Big Pulp has published long-time writers and award-winners, as well as new and emerging authors. Some of our writers have published hundreds of stories or poems, but many have received their first writing credit - and first payment - from Big Pulp. We choose writing based on the story, not the byline.
Big Pulp began publishing fiction and poetry online - completely free to readers - in March 2008. In December 2010, we launched a print version of the site, while continuing to publish work online, accessible to anyone with a computer.
Some of Big Pulp's funding comes from donations and advertising, but sales of our electronic and print editions are our lifeline. Without sales, we would no longer be able to pay our writers.
We strongly believe that writers deserve to be paid for their work. We also believe that offering payment significantly increases the quality of work that is submitted to us for publication on our site and in the magazine.
Even a few dollars means we continue to publish, writers continue to get paid, and our readers continue to have free online access to tens of thousands of words of great fiction and poetry.
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$500 buys a lot for a small press magazine. That amount would fund our first print run for the issue. Or it would pay 100% of our contributor payments for the issue.
All our editorial work - site maintenance, editing and proofreading, sales & events - is done pro bono. Every dollar raised through the campaign will go back into running the site and paying contributors. No exceptions.
We're not asking for you to give something for nothing. Every bit of funding - at every level - is a purchase of one or more editions of Big Pulp, and other goodies!
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