Pulp Modern is a fiction journal that publishes crime, noir, fantasy, science fiction, horror, adventure, war, and westerns. Absolutely NO SUBJECT is taboo. Pulp Modern believes in true and absolute freedom of speech.
How long should the story length/word count be?
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.
When is the next submission window?
The next submission window will be on March 1, 2022. The theme for this issue will be 1981, a fantastic year for genre literature and cinema (and the year editor Alec Cizak wrote his first short story). All stories must take place or have something to do with the year 1981 (Hint: Because horror was so strong in 1981, we would like horror stories to dominate the issue).
How much does Pulp Modern pay for stories?
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).