This is a weird summer. We had a very long, wet, cold winter. It finally ended in July.

Now the sun comes out most days, at least, and the temperatures are our summer normal (low- to mid-60s). But the flora and fauna are, well, weird this year.

I’ve lived on the Oregon Coast for 17 years, but this is the first year I remember dealing with mosquitos. And not just any mosquitos. Huge mosquitos. The size of large houseflies. It’s ridiculous. We even had one make it into our bedroom (thank goodness for my husband the master mosquito hunter, because I was ready to burn the place down and start over).

While the mosquitos are thriving, our roses are not. They’ve been plagued with mold and battered by wind. The poor things.

But there are bright spots. My peony bloomed for the first time in years. And I have Oregon swallowtail butterflies in my garden, which I’ve never seen before. Yellow sulphurs, yes, but these are our first swallowtails.


So, weird can be good.

That’s certainly true when we’re talking about Pulphouse Fiction Magazine. Pulphouse stories are weird, but in the best way!

So, if you haven’t yet, now’s the time to check out the Pulphouse Fiction Magazine Subscription Drive 2022 Kickstarter. Because time is quickly running out.

We’ve hit four stretch goals now, which means everyone who backs the Kickstarter at any reward level gets hundreds of dollars in extra value added to their already awesome reward!

For writers, we have special workshops available only through this Kickstarter, as well as discount bundles on classic and pop-up workshops, as well as lifetime subscriptions!

For readers, we have deals on a number of our other short fiction projects, including Colliding Worlds, Crimes Collide, Smith’s Monthly and our Pulphouse books.

This is the best time to renew your subscription (or to subscribe for the first time)!

Click here to check it out.

And if that doesn’t pique your interest, well, that’s just plain weird.

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.