Thursday, December 4, 2008

BEAT to a PULP Link

Ok folks, here’s a sneak peek at BEAT to a PULP. Only the home page and the guidelines page are available until the entire site goes live December 15th. Our new email address for submissions is given on the guidelines page. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

I also received the following message from Elaine Ash:

Hello Fiction Writers! As David explained, I’m the new Editor at Large for Beat to a Pulp. Once you submit a story, David makes his decision regarding acceptance and then sends it to me for review. It’s a rare writer who sends in something without the occasional misspelling. The correction is bolded and then sent back to you, the writer, for approval. Of course, sometimes words, particularly in dialogue, are purposely misspelled to convey an accent or mental state of the character. That kind of misspelling is left alone. (Do I hear a collective sigh of relief?)

Sometimes, although a story has already been accepted for publication, I have an opinion on word usage or plotting, and I’ll put forward a suggestion. Writers are always free to debate my suggestions and politely decline. Most of the time, however, they see the benefit of running the story past a “fresh pair of eyes” and are happy to make a small change if it improves their work.

Finally, sometimes suggestions can be made by email. Other times, I need the benefit of the telephone to get my point across. If a writer wishes to keep their phone number private, I’m happy to give out my business phone number so the writer can call me at an arranged time, and block their number, ensuring privacy.

Keep writing, and I look forward to reading your work.

19 comments:

Scott Parker said...

I gotta tell y'all, this is exciting. A Brand New Pulp Magazine! Thanks David and Elaine.

I'm finishing up my first submission and should send it soon.

Anonymous said...

Dave, Kudos! I like the pulp covers. I'm impressed.

Don Ward

Barbara Martin said...

David, very nice set up for the website. Hello, Elaine, I'm looking forward to working with you.

Charles Gramlich said...

Love the cover scene. Makes me think of some Sailor Steve Costigan fights.

Charles Gramlich said...

Oh, and welcome Elaine.

David Cranmer said...

Scott, looking forward to your story.

Don, Thanks. I'm also looking for some new original pulp art. If anyone is interested let me know.

Barbara, my wife gets 99% of the credit and she says thank you.

Charles, That painting would be around about the same time as Robert E. Howard.

Josh said...

greast job man, great job.

RReynolds said...

Looking good.

pattinase (abbott) said...

David-Beautiful cover. It looks to be a great zine.

David Cranmer said...

Josh/RReynolds, Thanks guys. I hope everyone gets a kick out of these stories. I had an enjoyable time reading them firsthand.

Patti, That first story is going to raise the standard incredibly high.

the Bag Lady said...

Ooh, this is so tempting! I might have to put on my writing hat again...if it hasn't shrunk too much from disuse. :)

And thank you, David, for your kind comment on my blog today - it meant a lot to me!

Georgie B said...

A most excellent cover to grace your website.

All the best luck to you. Hope it exceeds all of your expectations.

ARCHAVIST said...

Damn good cover image - does an Ezine have a cover? Excellent though - can't wait for the 15th.

David Cranmer said...

Bag Lady, It was a wonderful post, I enjoyed learning about her.

Georgie B, Thanks.

Archavist, Ha! Probably not but, what the heck, it looks good.

Cloudia said...

I rally should try fiction . . . You guys look like you're having fun ;-> Aloha-

David Cranmer said...

Cloudia, Lots of work but also very rewarding.

Leon Basin said...

How do I join?:)

David Cranmer said...

Leon, we are still looking for submissions at BTAP. We would gladly take a look at what you have. Thanks for stopping by and when I get a chance I will check out your blog in a little more detail.

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