An era comes to an end at Pro Se Productions as another one grows from its predecessor. Pro Se Productions, a leading independent publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp, announces the debut of the latest issue of its award winning magazine, PRO SE PRESENTS #20, and that this will be the final issue of the magazine.
PRO SE PRESENTS Goes Out with a Bang and six new tales in this final Issue. The Award Winning New Pulp Magazine, PRO SE PRESENTS, closes its run out with tales both legendary and mysterious. Writers new to Pro Se fill the spotlight in this issue- THE GOLDEN TICKET by Melissa Robinson, LIFE IN PICTURES by Kat Beeton, THE IDEA BOOK by Patti Boeckman, and SILVER AND GOLD by Ethan Nahte bring four fantastic storytellers to PSP. And long time Pro Se author Ken Janssens brings his well loved Aloha McCoy, who appeared for the first time in Pro Se's original magazine run, for one more tale in this last issue. Finally, the legendary Robin Hood appears in a novella by noted Robin Hood author I. A. Watson! PRO SE PRESENTS definitely goes out on the highest of notes in this extra sized final issue!
“PRO SE PRESENTS,” says Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “had a singular purpose when we reignited the magazine format at Pro Se, and it has served it well. It was a venue for shorter fiction in a mixed bag format where brand new authors and seasoned professionals could be published together and a mystery could sit beside a western that was followed by a science fiction tale, and so forth. Some of my favorite stories as a reader and publisher are in these 20 issues.
“One of the reasons for the quality that our magazine has had rests solely with the two people who have handled editorial duties for PSP for some time. Lee Houston, Jr., Magazine Editor in Chief, and Don Thomas, Copy Editor, have taken these multiple, wildly different at times tales and have massaged them into ideal New Pulp. Lee and Don have done Pro Se, me myself, and the New Pulp fans, a huge service by shepherding PSP along and making it shine.
“With the changing market in fiction today, however,” says Hancock, “as well as the growing comfort and interest in what technology offers readers today, we have made a decision to end the magazine as it currently exists. Stories that would normally appear in the magazine, including stories that were slated for future issues, will now appear as a part of Pro Se Productions’ new SINGLE SHOT line. These are digital only releases -although collecting them in print in the future is always a possibility – priced at 99 cents per story that have their own covers. We debuted the line in late December 2013 and it has proven largely successful and is the proper venue for sharing short stories with readers as of now.
“One advantage of this shift is that our magazine was a non paying venue. The SINGLE SHOT line is a paying venue, with each author earning a royalty percentage for his or her work. Granted, no one will get wealthy from this line of singles, but we are pleased that we will be able to give the authors not only the avenue to get the short stories they have into readers hands- like the magazine did- but also a little bit of earning potential as well.”
PRO SE PRESENTS #20, listed as PRO SE PRESENTS WINTER/SPRINT 2014 is available in print on Amazon and via Pro Se’s own store at http://tinyurl.com/n85754o. The magazine is also available as ebook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and www.smashwords.com.
The SINGLE SHOT imprint will start its post grand opening run the first week of March with a goal of four releases a month.
For more information on the magazine, the SINGLE SHOT line, interviews with the authors, or other details, contact Morgan Minor, Pro Se’s Director of Corporate Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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