The year 1991 was a very important year for me. Its the year I graduated from high school. Its the year I started college. Its the year I turned 18. Really, its the year I became an adult.
It was an important year in US history, too. The Cold War ended. The first Gulf War began. We watched a videotape of LAPD officers beating Rodney King, and police brutality became a national discussion topic.
And in the publishing industry, a publication called Pulphouse: A Fiction Magazine, edited by Dean Wesley Smith, was launched.
Now, 26 years later, Ive found myself reconnecting with classmates I havent talked to since high school and college. Topics such as the Cold War, the Gulf War, and police brutality continue to make the news. And Pulphouse Fiction Magazine will soon return to print.
And although time changes all things, many aspects of Pulphouse will remain. Dean remains editor, so the tone of the magazine will remain very similar to its original incarnation. And Kristine Kathryn Rusch, who edited Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine, is tied to this new project, too.
Despite the fact that WMG didnt exist during the magazines first run, we will honor all unfulfilled Pulphouse subscriptions with either a four-volume ebook subscription (no need to figure out how many issues you had left youll automatically get a full year) or a lifetime ebook subscription (for lifetime subscribers). Just email us at email@example.com.
Weve been working on this for a while, and Im thrilled to add this magazinea three-time Hugo Award finalistto our product line.
The first release will be a limited edition Issue Zero, which will be available only via Kickstarter later this year. So, stay tuned.
And if you read this blog regularly, you might remember me mentioning I was surrounded by some amazing authors and editors a couple of weeks ago. Well, while other WMG editors bought stories for seven new volumes of Fiction River, Dean bought stories for five issues of Pulphouse.
See, I told you it was exhausting and exhilarating around here. My brain is still recovering, but I couldnt wait any longer to tell you about Pulphouse. You can read more about the history and future of Pulphouse in Deans blog here.
And really, you should.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.