Monday, November 29, 2010
Nominations for the PULP ARK Awards are now open and will close January 31, 2011. The awards are given in conjunction with Pulp Ark, the convention/creators' conference to be held in Batesville, AR, May 13-15, 2011.
The only works eligible are those produced between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. Anyone can make a nomination and anyone that makes a nomination will receive a ballot. The only people voting in these nine awards will be those who made a minimum of one nomination. Also, each individual is allowed only ONE NOMINATION PER CATEGORY. A person may nominate someone in all nine categories, but may only nominate once in each category. All nominations are confidential and sources of nominations will not be revealed. All nominations should be mailed to Tommy Hancock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The categories open for nomination are (in no particular order and this can be cut and pasted for your nominations ballot):
1. Best Book (this includes prose novels, short story collections, anthologies. It includes ebooks as well as traditionally printed works)
2. Best short story (this includes stories that appear in short story collections, anthologies, magazines, and e magazines. If from an e-mag, the story must appear on a site identified as an e-magazine, not simply be posted on a site or blog. It includes epublications as well as traditionally printed works.
3. Best Cover Art (This is restricted to prose book publications, including ebooks)
4. Best Interior Art (This is restricted to prose book publications, including ebooks)
5. Best Pulp Related Comic (This refers to a series, complete run, one shot, etc. This award is for art, writing, and all other work associated with the nominated comics and the winner. This includes epublications as well. )
6. Best Pulp Magazine (This award is for art, writing, and all other work associated with the nominated comics and the winner. This includes epublications as well, but the epublication must be identified as an emagazine on the site supporting it. )
7. Best Pulp Revival (The Revival nominated must be published within the calendar year of 2010. This includes epublications as well.)
8. Best Author (This reward refers to the author and any published author is eligible, including novels, short stories, etc. This includes epublications as well).
9. Best New Writer (To be nominated, a writer must have been published for the first time in the pulp field in the calendar year of 2010. This includes epublications as well).
THE DIVINE WRAITH: Robert Butt
One of the robed men thunders, “REAVERS, ATTACK!” He and his partners surround the Divine Wraith, demons circling overhead. “If this must be,” the Wraith says defiantly, “Let it be now!”
THE CEREBUS CLAN: THE TOLL: Ken JanssensJoe tried not to think of these things. For now, he had a purpose, a legacy... maybe even a destiny. It might be scary but it was time to head into the Gateway—into the dark cave. There were things he needed to understand.
THE ADVENTURE OF THE BEASTLY CONCUBINES: Joshua ReynoldsSternberg crashed into the concubine, first slapping the gun aside, then his big hands were scrabbling for her throat. She howled and fell back, and Sternberg went flying out the door.
PERRY LELL: A DAY IN THE DEATH OF A GIRL: Megan SmithFeet. Pounding the pavement. Sweat. Wetting the brow. Adrenaline. Pulsing blood through the ears.
WYLDE WORLD: IN THE BEGINNING: Lee Houston, Jr.The beast was clearly angry, evidenced by its fiery red eyes and the loud snarl coming from a mouth full of sharp teeth. The large head swiveled and glared down at us, the eyes glowing as it drooled at the sight of two potential kills side by side. “I guess it’s not happy that we aren’t tied up and helpless,” I said uneasily.
MR. BRASS AND THE SPAWN OF FRANKENSTEIN * Joshua ReynoldsHer name had been Marietta Conklin. A forgettable, plain woman who spent five years of her life practicing to be that way. She was a Pinkerton, an agent of the United States government, and she was dead.
THE SORCEROR’S GHOST: Sean EllisThe Sorcerer raised his fist, pointing the barrel of his pistol at the other man’s chest, while the two British aces circled around to stand behind him. “I saved your life, Wyatt. I saved it the first day you flew for me and I saved it two days ago… and this is how you repay that debt?”
THE GIRL WITH THE PHANTOM EYES: A SOVEREIGN CITY STORY: Barry Reese“Has he tried the police?”
“Yes. But they think he should be sent to the loony
“And why is that?”
“The girl he’s looking for – she has glowing eyes.”
WHAT IS THE FATE OF GARY WOOTEN? - III: Fuller Bumpers and John Palmer IV - “In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. - N.H.S.L.”
PRO SE PREVIEWS: AYM GERONIMO AND THE POSTMODERN PIONEERS - TALL TALES: John Morgan Neal, Todd Fox and Sarah Beach
THE ONE TRUE GUIDEBOOK TO THE VARIED ADVENTURES OF PECULIAR ODDFELLOW: Achilles Pater“It was a Peculiar day to be introduced to the world. Even for an Oddfellow.”
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STIGMA • B.C. Bell
CONSTANTINE’S WOLVES • Joshua Reynolds
SHERRINGFORD BELL: STUDYIN’ SCARLET • Ken Janssens
BORDER TOWN • Stephen Briner
EYE CATCHING • C.W. Russette
MASQUERRA AND THE STORM GOD * Nancy A. Hansen
THE BROTHERS JADE - A NOVELLA, PART TWO • Don Thomas
SWIFTHOOF AND THE RIDER • T.J. Glenn
WHAT IS THE FATE OF GARY WOOTEN? - IV •
Fuller Bumpers and John Palmer IV
100,000 MIDNIGHTS • Aaron Smith
HELLHOUND • Kevin Rodgers
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Pro Se Previews: The Rook, volume 6 - The Scorched God • Barry Reese
The Compassion Play, An Aloha McCoy Story • Ken JanssensClean Up in Aisle Six • Aaron Smith
Shortages • Lee Houston, Jr.
The Scarlet Courtesan of Sovereign City • Derrick Ferguson
Staying Dead, a Tale of Virgil • C. William Russette
The Gray Ghost and the Lighthouse Murders • Bill Craig
IMPRINTS • Joshua Allen
Crime of the Arts Part 2 • Erwin K. Roberts
On The Edge of A Hero, A Tale of The Rapier • Don Thomas
What Is The Fate of Gary Wooten? - V • Fuller Bumpers and John Palmer IV
And the artists are-
Interiors-Anthony Castrillo, Dalton Carpenter, Fuller Bumpers,
Craig Gassen, Peter Cooper, and John Palmer IV!
Book Design, Layout, and Additional Graphics by Ali
MGM Editor-Barry Reese
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All of these and more now coming monthly
beginning August 2010 from Pro Se Productions
Pro Se Productions, LLC , a fast paced new voice in the genre of pulp fiction, announces the debut of THREE MONTHLY MAGAZINES! Hearkening back to the glory days of pulp fiction, of over the top villains and larger than life heroes, Pro Se brings thrills and chills monthly in its three premiere titles!
FANTASY AND FEAR : Thrill and chill to horrors, hallucinations, dragons, and dreams, every single month in the pages of FANTASY AND FEAR!! Knights errant, homicidal killers, boys and their magic lamps, demons from times past, and so much more come together to excite and terrify readers! Join new and established writers and artists every single month to slay old dragons and face new nightmares in FANTASY AND FEAR from Pro Se Productions! The first chilling issue features fiction by Ron Fortier (Captain Hazzard), James Palmer (Gideon Cain) who are just part of the stellar line up here.
MASKED GUN MYSTERY : Love a mystery? Fascinated by how the criminal mind works? Like your stories with badges, guns, dames, and heists? Then end your hunt for fantastic pulp fiction with MASKED GUNMYSTERY! Any crime, any time, mysteries, robberies, and crimes not yet imagined all have a home monthly in the pages of MASKED GUN MYSTERY, brought to you by Pro Se Productions! The debut issue features stories by Andrew Salmon(The Light Of Men), Aaron Smith (Season of Madness) and more!
PECULIAR ADVENTURES : Action unparalleled! Adventures unimagined! Strange lands, wild creatures, two fisted heroes, world conquering villains, and so much more appear monthly in PECULIAR ADVENTURES! The magazine for high flying thrills, breakneck action, and wall breaking, mind blowing fun, PECULIAR ADVENTURES is for the action hero in all of us and stars Pro Se's flagship character Peculiar Oddfellow in a fantastical monthly tale!! Looking for something different? Like a little strange? Then you'll love PECULIAR ADVENTURES from Pro Se Productions! The first issue features stories by Van Allan Plexico (Sentinels), Derrick Fegurson (Dillion), Tommy Hancock and many more!
Pro Se Productions' goal is to provide new and original pulp fiction from the hottest writers and artists in the pulp genre today as well as new voices and faces to the field! Each issue will premiere monthly on the site as an E-Book AND print copies will be advertised when available!
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MAIN STREET, BATESVILLE, ARKANSAS!!!
Pro Se Productions, LLC (http://www.proseproductions.com/) in conjunction with Main Street Batesville of Batesville, AR announces PULP ARK 2011!! Pro Se Productions, a company specializing in pulp storytelling in various mediums, primarily magazines and comics, made its debut in March, 2010! Pro Se also seeks to bring all the over the top, grandiose, slam-bang impact of pulp to the South! PULP ARK, scheduled for May 13-15, 2011 will be a convention dedicated to the Pulp Genre as well as a conference made up of panels, workshops, and activities to appeal to the Pulp writer, the Pulp fan, and that most unique creature, The Pulp Writer/Fan!
PULP ARK will be held in the historical town of Batesville, AR. Nestled in the scenic Ozark foothills, Batesville provides most definitely a small town charm, but has facilities of all sorts, including hotels, major and local restaurants, and several venues for hosting panels, conferences, and vendors. Batesville also affords a relaxed setting, different from most large cities where conventions are held, but also conducive to creativity, relaxation, and a furthering of Pulp fandom!
PUBLISHERS AND VENDORS WELCOME-REASONABLE TABLE RATES
LEADING NAMES IN PULP TODAY AS GUESTS
LIST ANNOUNCED MIDSUMMER 2010
PANELS LED BY WRITERS, ARTISTS AND PUBLISHING COMPANIES
WRITERS AND ARTISTS WORKSHOPS BY LEADING NAMES IN PULP TODAY
A PULP STYLE INTERACTIVE ADVENTURE THROUGHOUT PULP ARK
EVENTS FOR SPOUSES AND FAMILY MEMBERS
DISCOUNTS AT LOCAL HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, AND OTHER BUSINESSES
MAY 13-15, 2011-Prepare for the Flood of All that is Pulp-Get your place on the PULP ARK today!
For more information , contact Tommy Hancock, Editor in Chief and Audio Director for Pro Se Productions at email@example.com or call or text at 870-834-4022.
Pro Se Productions set the world on fire with its debut of three pulp
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an umbrella title, PRO SE PRESENTS...Each month PRO SE PRESENTS will
present a different one of the three titles, preserving their original
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fantasy and fear, your mystery, and your adventures, but on a rotating
New Format, Same Pulpy perfection...Out Monthly! From Pro Se Productions!