Ongoing Submissions: Pulp Adventures

Payment: 2 contributors copies.
Theme: Forward-thinking pulp fiction of any genre

Pulp Adventures is a quarterly romp across the landscape of pulp fiction and its many genres. We consider any genre submitted to us. Stories written in the spirit of the original pulp magazines really capture our attention, but the pulps themselves were a forward-thinking medium. “Pulp” is difficult to define.

  • Submit the story. Refer to our format guidelines.
  • Stories should average 1,000 – 10,000 words.
  • The current schedule of Pulp Adventures is quarterly—Serialized fiction won’t work unless each chapter is a self-contained story. Subplots weave through Richard Lupoff’s “Splash Shanahan” adventure stories, for example, but each chapter is a complete adventure.
  • For Pulp Adventures, authors receive two copies of the issue featuring their story as payment.
Use our submission tracker to submit a short story or novel for consideration. Your submission is less likely to become lost through this method.

Please submit stories bearing your name, snail mail address, email address, and telephone number on the first page above your (centered) title and byline. All this information comes in handy if we need to contact you.


We prefer fiction featuring your own characters. We consider fiction starring established characters in the public domain. We cannot use fiction featuring licensed characters—such as Conan, The Shadow, etc.— unless a previous arrangement exists with the respective copyright holders.


  • Please submit stories as Microsoft Word Documents. Save submissions as rtf or doc files. Example (story.doc or story.rtf) Occasionally we run into problems with docx format.
  • Settings – Normal – Font New Times Roman – size 12. Single space everything.
  • To indicate a break in the story, skip a line. Center 3 stars signs on the next line. (***) Skip a line…and continue with story.
  • Do not TAB for paragraph indents. In the paragraph settings, set “First Line” to .25 inches.
  • We consider new stories and reprints. Any pulp genre will do, but we don’t publish X-rated material.
  • Write a 250-word author bio to accompany your story, and a 100-word synopsis of the plot. These paragraphs may be incorporated into future promotion and publicity.

Via: Bold Venture Press.

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