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PO Box 3929
Batesville, AR 72503
USA

(870) 834-4022

Based in Batesville, Arkansas, Pro Se Productions has become a leader on the cutting edge of New Pulp Fiction in a very short time.

Pulp Fiction, known by many names and identified as being action/adventure, fast paced, hero versus villain, over the top characters and tight, yet extravagant plots, is experiencing a resurgence like never before. And Pro Se Press, publishing New Pulp since August, 2011, is a major part of the revival, one of the reasons that New Pulp is growing by leaps and bounds!

Pro Se is the place to find Super Heroes, Explorers, Fairies, Werewolves, Men's Men, and Femme Fatales.  Specializing primarily in prose books, anthologies, and magazines, Pro Se has made a commitment to 'Put the Monthly Back into Pulp' and continues to do that successfully, producing at least one New Pulp work every month!  

Pro Se is an innovator in New Pulp, continually refining its presentation and product and working on exciting new veins of New Pulp to bring to readers and fans of all ages everywhere!

Writers Wanted!

 WRITERS WANTED!

Always continually striving to provide more of the best in Genre Fiction and New Pulp for you, Pro Se Productions has a continual list of anthologies and imprints that are open to writers to submit to.  We like to call it The Pro Se Open.  If you're a writer interested in the possibility of writing for Pro Se, bookmark this page and check it regularly to see if projects are still available and to keep up with all the new concepts open for submission from Pro Se Productions.

How You can submit to a Pro Se Open project is as follows-

1. An upcoming Collection or Imprint with openings is listed in the Pro Se Open. 

2. Submissions are accepted following a 2-3 paragraph proposal for the story and at least a two page writing sample if you are a new writer submitting to Pro Se, unless the specific call states otherwise.

3. Submissions will be reviewed and those writers whose proposals are accepted will be given a deadline to complete the story, this deadline being typically 60-90 days.

4. Submissions to the book will be closed when all open slots in the listed work are filled.

5. Editors assigned to these projects will follow up, monitor, and make sure work is being done. Steps will be taken to move the anthology along as planned if work is not being done in a timely manner.  

The Pro Se Open will be updated periodically as to adding new collections and removing ones that have been filled. Some of the collections have story bibles to go with them and are listed so. Email submissions@prose-press.com to request bibles when appropriate.


 

CURRENT OPEN PROJECTS

THE MADNESS OF DR. NIKOLA

One of the most evil literary villains ever created stands largely forgotten by many, yet volumes of new stories remain to be told about the intelligence and insanity of this man. Pro Se Productions endeavors to do just that by announcing open submission calls for an anthology spotlighting Guy Boothby’s best known creation.  New tales will be told of THE MADNESS OF DR. NIKOLA!

First appearing in A Bid for Fortune in 1895, Boothby’s Dr. Nikola was a genius hellbent on discovering the secret of immortality as well as world domination.  Considered by many to be similar to Doyle’s Moriarty or Rohmer’s Fu Manchu, in many ways, Nikola went beyond the boundaries set by his evil peers in the realm of nefarious masterminding.  Walking a razor’s edge between lunacy and larceny, Nikola blazed a deadly trail through five novels.  And now, Pro Se Productions is ready to delve further into the maniac scientist’s mind in THE MADNESS OF DR. NIKOLA!

Stories for THE MADNESS OF DR. NIKOLA must be set in a period reasonable to when Nikola would have lived, according to the original five novels. Any elements will be considered in the stories, but writers are highly encouraged to stay within the boundaries established in the original novels. If writers cannot acquire the original novels, various resources with information exist on the internet and/or a request can be made of Pro Se Productions at submissions@prose-press.com to provide links.

Stories for THE MADNESS OF DR. NIKOLA must be 10,000 words in length. A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com. 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 Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals. 

THE MADNESS OF DR. NIKOLA is a part of the Pro Se Anthology Project, THE PRO SE OPEN, and is scheduled to be published in the 2016-2018 calendar years, depending on submissions and other factors.

FOUR PROPOSALS ACCEPTED, TWO SLOTS REMAINS OPEN


WHEN LEGENDS MEET: PULP OBSCURA TEAM UP!

Pro Se Productions has become known for reviving rare and often forgotten Pulp characters in its PULP OBSCURA imprint since 2012.  Great stories of characters ranging from Armless O’Neil to Senorita Scorpion to Richard Knight have been and continue to be told.  But what about when two of these lost heroes cross paths? What adventure may erupt? What action may ensue?  That is what WHEN LEGENDS MEET: PULP OBSCURA TEAM UP will answer as Pro Se Productions opens a call for submissions for an anthology.

Stories for WHEN LEGENDS MEET must involve a team up between characters that will be listed below.  The team up must consist of only two characters from the list.  The team up must also coincide as best as possible with the character’s established continuity, including what stories are available to the author from the character’s original run as well as new material created by Pro Se Productions.  It can be assumed that these characters live in a shared universe and actions affect all involved.  Continuity editing will be closely watched and considered in the submissions process. 

 Characters available for this collection include-

RICHARD KNIGHT

DIAMONDSTONE THE MAGICIAN

SENORITA SCORPION

THE MAN IN PURPLE

THE WHIRLWIND

THE GRIFFON

THE EAGLE

THE GREEN GHOST

JIM ANTHONY, SUPER-DETECTIVE

THUNDER JIM WADE

ARMLESS ONEIL

MAJOR LACY AND AMUSEMENT, INC.

SEMI DUAL

Stories for WHEN LEGENDS MEET: PULP OBSCURA TEAM UP must be 10,000 words in length. A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com. 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 Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals. 

WHEN LEGENDS MEET: PULP OBSCURA TEAM UP is a part of the Pro Se Anthology Project, THE PRO SE OPEN, and is scheduled to be published in the 2016-2018 calendar years, depending on submissions and other factors.



OUTLAWS VERSUS ALIENS

What happens when the baddest of the bad, criminals outside the law, are faced with foes from the stars.  Pro Se Productions hopes to find out as it opens a submission call for OUTLAWS VERSUS ALIENS, an anthology.

Stories for OUTLAWS VERSUS ALIENS must feature the two opposing sides in the title.  One must be a human outlaw of some kind, clearly a criminal, regardless of era. The antagonist needs to be a being from another planet of some sort.  No interdimensional travel, aliens must be interplanetary. All eras up until the present day are open to be used in stories.

Stories for OUTLAWS VERSUS ALIENS must be 10,000 words in length. A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com. 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 Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals. 

TWO PROPOSALS ACCEPTED, ONE SLOT REMAINS OPEN




QUESTS UNTOLD!

Some call it the Hero’s journey, other’s a fantastic plot device. Whichever view you take, the quest has been a much loved trope for all sorts of stories in Genre Fiction.  Pro Se Productions opens a submissions call for QUESTS UNTOLD, an anthology collecting short stories focused on the primary characters being involved in a quest.

Stories for QUESTS UNTOLD can be set in any time period in any genre.  The primary requirement is that the lead character(s) undertake some sort of actual journey with a specific goal in mind, to qualify it as a quest.

Stories for QUESTS UNTOLD must be 10,000 words in length. A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com. 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 Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals. 

QUESTS UNTOLD is a part of the Pro Se Anthology Project, THE PRO SE OPEN, and is scheduled to be published in the 2016-2018 calendar years, depending on submissions and other factors.

TWO PROPOSALS ACCEPTED, ONE SLOT REMAINS OPEN


MAN AGAINST NATURE

A well known and classic trope of adventure stories is the tale of a person or people taking on a foe they cannot argue with, one they can sometimes not see, and definitely one they cannot knock out with a punch or kill with a bullet- Nature.  Pro Se Productions opens a submission call for an anthology featuring tales of mankind facing off against natural forces in MAN AGAINST NATURE.

Stories for MAN AGAINST NATURE must be set anywhere in the world in any time period through the present day.  The lead character must be human and must be facing off with a natural event of some sort, be it a storm of some sort, an earthquake, a volcano, etc.

Stories for MAN AGAINST NATURE must be 10,000 words in length. A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com. 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 Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals. 

 MAN AGAINST NATURE is a part of the Pro Se Anthology Project, THE PRO SE OPEN, and is scheduled to be published in the 2016-2018 calendar years, depending on submissions and other factors.

TWO PROPOSALS ACCEPTED, ONE SLOT REMAINS OPEN


THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE MASKED RIDER

Pro Se Productions, known for revitalizing classic Pulp characters in New Pulp stories, announces an open submission call for an anthology in its PULP OBSCURA imprint. The Genre Fiction Publisher is now taking proposals and submissions for THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE MASKED RIDER.

PULP OBSCURA is an imprint of Pro Se Productions in conjunction with Altus Press, a leading Publisher of quality Pulp Reprints, New Pulp, and ‘The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage’. In 2013, Altus released THE MASKED RIDER ARCHIVES, VOLUME 1, featuring the first three stories of this exciting Pulp character.

“The Masked Rider,” says Tommy Hancock, Pro Se’s Editor in Chief and partner in the company, “is a character that has a potential that, in a sense, is unrealized. Originally a part of Ranger Publications, the Rider underwent a metamorphosis of sorts when he became a part of Standard Publications’ line. He was brought more in tune, at that point, with a much more popular Masked Rider of the Plains. Unfortunately, at least in my opinion, what set Wayne Morgan and Blue Hawk apart from their more famous counterparts was lost at that point. What we want THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE MASKED RIDER to focus on is that early period, when the Rider wore all black and truly was considered truly an outlaw by those he sought to help.”

Stories for THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE MASKED RIDER must be 10,000 words in length. A query showing interest is necessary. At that point, reference material for this project will be sent to the writers interested. If those authors choose to submit, a proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com. 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 Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals. 

TWO PROPOSALS ACCEPTED, ONE SLOT REMAINS OPEN

If anyone wishes to research this character on their own, THE MASKED RIDER ARCHIVES, VOLUME 1 is available in various editions, including as an ebook, from Altus Press athttp://www.altuspress.com/shop/the-masked-rider-archives-volume-1/.
 


1950S WESTERN ROUNDUP

An independent publisher of Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions invites authors to take a thrilling ride back to entertainment of Yesteryear by taking submissions for a new anthology. Remember How the West was Won and Written in the mid Twentieth Century with 1950s WESTERN ROUNDUP!

Stories for 1950s WESTERN ROUNDUP must include a real life personality from the era referred to as the Wild or Old West. Preference will be given to stories that feature actual outlaws as the heroes. Instead of being a youthful sociopathic killer of 21 men, Billy Bonney should be the misunderstood youngster who saves the small town. Or the dastardly Cole Younger a man who repents his evil ways to be Sheriff and prove his innocence. Other than this ‘heroizing’ of badmen/women, the stories must be consistent with the historical era being used and will involve no supernatural, steampunk, or other elements not in existence in the aforementioned era. 

Stories for 1950s WESTERN ROUNDUP must be 10,000 words in length. A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com. 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 Pro Se staff. Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals. 

two PROPOSALs ACCEPTED, one slot remains OPEN
 


PULP AT WAR

A publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp, Pro Se Productions announces an open call for submissions for an upcoming anthology featuring soldiers, battles, tactical strategy, and more.  Harkening back to a classic story trope from the early 20th Century, Pro Se opens up for proposals for PULP AT WAR!

Proposals for PULP AT WAR must be focused on soldiers in actual armed conflicts taken from history.  Beginning with World War 1, any known War or military action can be used as the setting and the central character(s) must be enlisted in the Armed Forces in some form or fashion.  Also, no supernatural/extranormal elements may be included in the stories.  The tales in this collection must be reality based fiction.  Also, the Wars in question as well as the soldiers spotlighted do not have to be conflicts involving the US or necessarily United States forces.

Stories for PULP AT WAR must be 10,000 words in length.   A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com.  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 Pro Se staff.  Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals. 

TWO PROPOSALS ACCEPTED, one SLOT REMAINS OPEN

 PULP AT WAR is scheduled for publication in late 2015 to early 2016 by Pro Se Productions.



CRIME DOWN ISLAND

Known for pushing the boundaries of Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions issues an open call for submissions to its latest crime/mystery anthology.  Palm trees, beaches, and all the heat one can handle is what Pro Se seeks for Crime Down Island.

Crime Down Island stories must be set from 1900 forward to the modern day.   No magic, paranormal, or extraordinary devices may be worked into the story. Having said that, depending on the locale, religious and superstitious beliefs that appear to be paranormal or magic can definitely be utilized as a part of the tale.  Stories for this volume may be straight up mysteries with the lead characters being policemen, detectives, etc. Stories may also and are encouraged to focus on those who commit crimes, the villains or the island ‘gangsters’ that may be committing crimes.  Stories can be Noirish, Hard Boiled, or any style appropriate.  

Crime Down Island must be 10,000 words in length.   A proposal of 100-500 words must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com.  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 Pro Se staff.  Final deadline for completed stories is 90 days following acceptance of proposals.  

FOUR PROPOSALS ACCEPTED, TWO SLOTS REMAIN OPEN

 


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.

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.’ 

A proposal of 100-500 words for inclusion into this collection must be submitted to submissions@prose-press.com.  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. 

FOUR PROPOSALS ACCEPTED, TWO SLOTS REMAIN OPEN

Kimberly Richardson’s Pulp Gothic- Now open for submissions from Pro Se Productions.