Specifically, we indulge in any and all crime, noir, fantasy, science fiction, horror, adventure, war, and westerns (and their subgenres), founded by our commander-in-chief Alec Cizak.
Pulp Modern is an independently owned print journal specializing in fiction.
Pulp Modern was founded because there were no print, multi-genre pulp fiction markets in 2011.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief Alec Cizak also didn’t see any big-time publications publishing riskier stories, so he felt there was a need for a market that could take chances since no advertising dollars were on the line. That’s not a slam on the majors, by the way. Cizak just understood Simon and Schuster bought all the major, medium, and small commercial imprints out, and as such their interests were beholden to advertisers who may not have wanted to be associated with gut-honest stories about junkies, pimps, and hookers.
As time passed, the originl underground pulps either folded or went low key.
Thuglit, Twist of Noir, Crime Factory, Pulp Metal, and other ‘giants’ of the indie scene became defunct. Cizak continued publishing Pulp Modern because it provided a place for new writers to get their work in print. He supposes it’s become something like a farm team in baseball. Writers get their work in Pulp Modern and then move on to get agents and contracts with Simon and Schuster and all that good stuff.
Of course, now we seem to be in a silver age for this movement.
Journals like Switchblade, EconoClash Review, Tough, and Cirsova provide a new generation of markets. Pulp Modern is proud to be in good company and alongside our competition support existing and new writers that don’t necessarily fit into the mainstream, and we support a complete and total commitment to freedom of speech. Absolutely NO SUBJECT is taboo. We encourage free thinkers.
We want to thank our loyal readers for ten years of patronage of our
high-quality pulp work.
2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of the publication of the very first issue of Pulp Modern. Just imagine how much the world has changed in 10 short years! To celebrate, we will have two themed issues in 2021. Our upcoming spring issue will feature stories from 2021 while our winter issue will feature stories from 1981.