SUBMISSIONS OPEN BY LEADING GENRE PUBLISHER FOR ANTHOLOGY LED BY NOTED AUTHOR- ‘KIMBERLY RICHARDSON’S PULP GOTHIC’
An innovative Publisher of Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions announced an open call for submissions to an anthology that not only expands the boundaries of modern Pulp fiction, but does so under the guiding hand of one of today’s most skilled and inventive authors.
The company is now taking submissions for stories to be included in Kimberly Richardson’s Pulp Gothic.
“It may seem,” says Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “a bit strange to put the writing style of Pulp Fiction together with the Gothic genre, but not as much as you think. As with any type of story, gothic tales have as much potential to bloom darkly and thrive in the hands of a writer applying Pulp to the process as any other genre. The term ‘Gothic’ invokes certain images, massive medieval buildings, a pervasive sense of impending doom and coming horror maybe, and characters bedeviled by beasts and monsters, internally as well as externally. Take that and mingle in the pacing of Pulp fiction, the focus on a strong plot building evermore to an explosive climax, and remember that Gothic and Pulp characters both have a certain grandiosity about them, then the pairing works on every level.
“Combine that,” Hancock continues, “with the fact that the ramrod on this project is none other than The Goth Librarian herself, we simply can’t miss. Kimberly Richardson is not only a talented writer, but she has one of the most unique creative voices in fiction today. She also has the wonderful ability to take her ideas, pulled wholesale from her evocative imagination, and turn them into genre spanning tales that not only thrill and chill, but also induce emotional responses from readers. As she brings all of that to bear on her shepherding of this anthology, I have no doubt this collection will become one of Pro Se’s flagship titles.”
To be considered for inclusion in Kimberly Richardson’s Pulp Gothic, stories may be set in any time period. Those submitting proposals should be familiar with the Gothic genre enough that the submitted concept, regardless of how pulpy the writing style is, contain multiple aspects and points that set it apart as ‘Gothic.’
“The Gothic world,” says Richardson, “has appealed to me ever since I saw the vampire film Fright Night many, many years ago. For every Light, there must be a Dark and both are due equal amounts of respect. In being a Gothic author, I find that the Darkness has much to offer and my imagination can run wild with what lurks in the shadowy corner that beckons you to step ever closer. Fear not the Dark and embrace it, for it is a part of us all . . . “
A proposal of 100-500 words for inclusion into this collection must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 10, 2014. Accepted stories will be required to be approximately 10,000 words in length. Authors not previously published by Pro Se Productions must submit a writing sample of at least two pages with their proposals. Authors whose proposals are accepted must submit the first four pages of their accepted stories as quickly as possible for review by Ms. Richardson and Pro Se staff. When proposals are accepted and the collection filled, final deadline for completed stories will be determined and relayed to all accepted authors.
Kimberly B. Richardson considers herself an eccentric woman with a taste for jazz, drinking tea, reading books, speaking rusty French and Japanese, playing her violin and writing stories that cause people to make the strangest faces. Her first book, Tales From a Goth Librarian, was published through Dark Oak Press and named a Finalist in both the USA Book News Awards for Fiction: Short Story for 2009 and the International Book Awards for Fiction: Short Story in 2010. Ms. Richardson is also the author of The Decembrists and Mabon/Pomegranate as well as the editor of the award winning Steampunk anthology Dreams of Steam and the award winning sequels Dreams of Steam II: Of Brass and Bolts, Dreams of Steam III: Gadgets, Dreams of Steam IV: Gizmos and the upcoming Dreams of Steam V, as well as Realms of Imagination: an Urban Fantasy Anthology, all published through Dark Oak Press. Ms. Richardson is also a contributor to the anthologies Black Pulp and the upcoming Asian Pulp, both published through Pro Se Productions, as well as a contributor to other collections and publishing houses. She is also the Programming Director for Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, a sci-fi convention held in Memphis, Tennessee.
Kimberly Richardson’s Pulp Gothic- Now open for submissions from Pro Se Productions.
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