Sunday, May 29, 2011


Pulp Modern is a fiction journal that publishes crime, fantasy, science fiction, horror, and westerns. Absolutely NO SUBJECT is taboo. Pulp Modern believes in true and absolute freedom of speech. Stories should be between 3500 and 5000 words. That word count is STRICTLY ENFORCED. At this time, there will be no serializations unless requested by the editor.

The next one-day submission window is:

APRIL 1, 2021

Pulp Modern will compensate writers a flat rate of twenty-five dollars (U.S.) per story (I understand this isn't a professional rate and I apologize. Right now, this money comes from my pocket and my pocket just isn't that deep).

Pulp Modern claims the following publication rights: First English-language Rights, English-language Periodical Rights, World Periodical Rights, and Electronic Distribution Rights. All rights will revert back to the writer six months after initial publication.  Should Pulp Modern choose to create an anthology of previously published work, new rights will be negotiated.

Pulp Modern will NOT CONSIDER simultaneous submissions.

Also, do not send multiple submissions at the same time.

Pulp Modern will not publish reprints unless they are requested by the editor.

To submit stories:

Send your story in standard manuscript format as an attached document (.doc or .rtf) to

Please write “fiction submission,” the genre your story falls under, and the title of the story in the subject line.

Like so:

Fiction Submission_Horror_Invasion of the Zombie Statues

Include a cover letter in the body of the email as well as a brief biography.


Beginning in July, 2020, Pulp Modern will be launching a new flash fiction site for all pulp genres (crime/noir, horror, science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and western) called Pulp Modern Flash.

Stories should be 1000 words or less.

There are no rules here as far as subject matter. We ENCOURAGE hardcore fiction. We are NOT interested in being lectured and talked down to; mainstream publishing is all about that and there are plenty of places to send that kind of work. We want to read STORIES that ALL human beings can relate to.

We are unable to pay at this time. However, stories we deem above and beyond excellent will be invited to be included in an eventual anthology (for which authors will be paid). We will also actively promote stories for any awards PMF may be eligible for;

Submission windows will be rolling and announced here and on social media.

The current submission window is: OPEN!

Please send submissions as .doc files to:

pulpmodernflash (at) gmail (dot) com

Format your subject line like so:


(i.e., Invasion of the Statue Zombies_Horror)

We will respond as quickly as possible.

Pulp Modern Flash claims First World Electronic Rights (any future publication rights will be negotiated with the author at a later time). We also claim Online Serial Rights in order to keep the story archived at the site.

We are NOT interested in reprints at this time.

Please submit only one story at a time.

Simultaneous submissions are okay as long as you inform us if a pending story has been accepted elsewhere.

Please include a short cover letter with your email that includes a brief bio.

Thank You,