Two years ago, WMG Publishing decide to bring back a publication dormant for more than twenty years: The three-time Hugo Award-nominated Pulphouse Fiction Magazine. And now, its time for our first subscription drive after two years of publishing success with the magazine. And like all our subscription drives, were doing this one on Kickstarter. But more about that in a minute.
First, a bit about the role Pulphouse Fiction Magazine plays in our product offerings.
Pulphouse adds a different flavor to our magazine line.
Fiction River is purely original short fiction and varies in tone by the editor of each volume, but its voice is influenced by the collaborative oversight of series editors Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith.
Fiction River Presents is the reprint line for Fiction River for which I act as series editor, and is sourced primarily from Fiction River volumes (with an occasional grab from the WMG inventory). This past year has also seen volumes edited by Kris and by associate publisher Gwyneth Gibby.
And although other people have a hand in the creation of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine (including managing editor Josh Frase and Kris as executive editor), Pulphouse always has been and always will be Deans brainchild.
Dean edits Pulphouse Fiction Magazine for WMG, just like he did two decades ago for Pulphouse. It always has been about pure attitude. The cutting edge of modern fiction. If youve read the original version or the modern reincarnation of the magazine, youll understand what Im talking about. If you havent, youre in for a ride.
Heres an excerpt of what Dean has to say about the magazine from the Kickstarter page:
In our first two years of this new incarnation, we hit our quarterly schedule on time and with larger issues than planned. We also put out three Pulphouse books as we had promised in our first Kickstarter drive.
So eight issues and three books. A total success in our first two years.
Shocking! Amazing! And a great deal of fun!
But we’re not done. Not by a long ways. Now we need your help going forward. We hope you will not only renew your subscription, but take us up on some of the wonderful rewards and add-ons we have available. Everything helps us keep the high-quality fiction going for the next two years.
And we will have some really spectacular new books and stretch goals if we can get to them.
Pulphouse Fiction Magazine is back, growing and stronger than ever. And with your help, we’ll keep growing for years to come.
Click here to go straight to the Kickstarter campaign.
If you supported the original Kickstarter we did to relaunch the magazine (thank you!!!), your subscription likely needs to be renewed, and we have all sorts of awesome rewards to choose from. If you missed that one, now is a great time to join us for this wild ride.
If you want to take a look at what weve been up to the past two years, click here. Youll also find buy links for all of the past volumes if you want to catch up on what youve missed.
Thank to you all our current and future Pulphouse supporters. We couldnt do this without you!
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.