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 reading period is:


Pulp Modern will compensate writers a flat rate of ten dollars 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.

***Please wait three to four weeks after receiving a rejection notice before sending more work.***

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

Pulp Modern will not accept poetry at this time.

To submit stories:

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

Please write “fiction submission” and the title of the story in the subject line.

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

Pulp Modern is published twice a year.

Thank You,


"Diversity" Statement: Pulp Modern believes the color of your skin, the gender you identify with, the religion you practice, and all other identity markers the powers-that-be use to divide, confuse, and set the masses at war with one another, have absolutely nothing to do with the quality of your prose. We do not judge your work based on ANYTHING other than the work itself. If you are a great writer, your work will be recognized.