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The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« on: March 27, 2012, 05:00:10 PM »
The Alchemy Press is seeking submissions for THE ALCHEMY BOOK OF PULP HEROES, to be edited by Mike Chinn

The Shadow, The Bat, Doc Savage, The Spider; Dashiell Hammett’s Continental Detective Agency; Dusty Ayers & His Battle Birds; Sheena and K-Zar. Hard-boiled detectives, sinister vigilantes, bizarre villains – the staple of the Pulp tradition. We want fiction that celebrates (or subverts) that tradition – as well as taking a wild new look at it. Fiction set in the 1930s and 40s, the far future or mythical past, or the present day. Two-fisted heroes – and heroines – fighting for right and justice in the midnight city, foetid jungles or exotic, far-flung lands. Deranged villains for whom the world is never enough.

Sports stories, spy stories, aircraft & zeppelin stories, sea & pirate stories, Westerns, medieval romance, horror, science fiction and fantasy, movies and car racing – there’s no limit.

THE ALCHEMY BOOK OF PULP HEROES will be a paperback to be published in September 2012, to be followed by an eBook edition. Successful contributors will receive a copy of the book and a £10.00 advance against royalties on publication. We will accept electronic submissions as email attachments in standard MS format, .rtf, .doc or .docx only. Any submissions included in the body of the email will be rejected unread. The subject line should take the form “Title/author’s name/word count” (i.e. Mastermind of Mars/ ER Burroughs/3,000 words). Contributions must be in the range of 2,000-6,000 words firm, with full contact details on the front page. The submission period runs from April 1st to May 30th 2012. Do no submit outside those dates. No acceptances or rejections will be made until after the deadline; we will endeavour to report back to you six to eight weeks after that. If you have heard nothing after nine weeks you may query at the email address below.

Email all submissions to pulpheroes[at]saladoth.com

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 11:39:39 AM »
Mike Chinn, the editor of Pulp Heroes, is keen to see stories by women and featuring female heroes :-)

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 09:46:29 AM »
Currently working on something for this and it does include a female 'hero' so fingers crossed :)

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 12:10:05 PM »
Currently working on something for this and it does include a female 'hero' so fingers crossed :)

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 09:07:57 AM »
Currently working on something for this and it does include a female 'hero' so fingers crossed :)

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 12:27:12 PM »
There's trouble at t'mill... Actually, there is a problem with Mike's email. If your emails to Mike are bounced, send them via alchemypress@gmail.com and I'll ensure he receives them



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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012, 02:56:22 PM »
There's trouble at t'mill... Actually, there is a problem with Mike's email. If your emails to Mike are bounced, send them via alchemypress@gmail.com and I'll ensure he receives them

I've been told the problem's fixed ... but I've been told that before.  >:(

Until I confirm it, please keep sending any submissions to the Alchemy Press address.  ::)
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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2012, 04:42:17 PM »
Deadline's passed - so now comes the hard part: deciding who's in and who's out. Broadband problem's partially fixed (like I now have broadband), but looks like sorting Outlook may take a while. So in the mean time, anyone has any queries, email me on <mike@saladoth1.demon.co.uk>.
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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 02:56:05 PM »
Here is the cover -- art by the brilliant Bob Covington:



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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 03:33:12 PM »
Is the guy in the middle Steven Tyler of Aerosmith?

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2012, 05:05:09 PM »
That is superb!
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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2012, 10:21:16 AM »
Congrats to all who made the final line-up  ;D

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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2012, 07:47:27 PM »
With luck, the PDF goes off to the printers next week. The book will -- touch wood, cross fingers, etc -- be ready for its official launch at FantasyCon next month.


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Re: The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2012, 12:12:23 PM »
With luck, the PDF goes off to the printers next week. The book will -- touch wood, cross fingers, etc -- be ready for its official launch at FantasyCon next month.



Great news. It's nice to have a presence at Fantasycon by proxy as I'm far too far away nowadays to attend in person. :-)