Monday, May 13, 2013
SPANKING PULP MANIFESTO
SPANKING PULP PRESS IS CURRENTLY SEEKING SUBMISSIONS....
STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW....
#1... We are looking for noir detectives, sci-fi, horror, dark fantasy, urban tales, monsters, post-modern, cyber-punk, steam-punk, zombies, lizards, strangeness, nightmares, and any other type of bizarre original fiction.
#2... We seek to uncover talented writers and support them with editing, promotion, advice, and cover design.
#3... Authors, if accepted, understand that they will be part of the promotion effort.
#4... We want, demand, lust after, something sharp and entertaining and of the very highest pulp quality.
#5... We have the underlying motive of developing and supporting a new pulp movement.
#6... We don't do romance, erotica, or memoirs (unless they are darker than a politician's soul.)
#7... We don't do cute. No pets, books about horses or cats (unless they are alien, evil, rabid.)
#8... We believe that the reader invests in the author as a person rather than just the books he or she writes.
#9... No literary fiction. Think, plot, plot, plot, action, action, plot, action, resolution.
#10... We publish both POD and ebooks and some select print runs.
#11...We accept submissions for short stories 10k words up to novels 100k words.
#12...Please send the fully completed work to Spankingpulp@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
#13..Include a brief bio, blurb, and previous publication credits that support the work on submission.
#14...Submissions should be in word or PDF document attaching to email.
#15...Contracts typically run for five years with 45% royalty rate for ebooks. 10% on POD and print.
#16 Spanking Pulp does not pay an advance.
#17...Please allow six weeks for us to get back to you on submissions.
#18...Read the seventeen points again before you submit.
#20...And enjoy the pulp.
#21...We do not publish song lyrics from well known established musicians as part of any introductions or prologues. These lyrics are usually under copyright and protected by bullet-proof lawyers who will put our operation out of action with a huge fat law suit. In fact don't use a prologue if possible. Straight into the action.