Big Pulp

Big Pulp


Editor: Bill Olver, Editor
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About The Publication:

“Big Pulp publishes a line of SF&F, horror, and mystery magazines and anthologies, specializing in short fiction and poetry.” 100% freelance. Welcomes new writers. Publishes 3-5 issues/year. Pays on publication. Publishes ms 6-12 months after acceptance. Buys one-time print/ebook rights. Accepts reprints. Responds 3-5 days. Sample copy available on website.

Current Needs:

“In general, we seek short fiction and poems in the SF, fantasy, horror, mystery, and romance genres. We also publish themed anthologies – i.e.: zombies – and will announce those when we hope for submissions.” Submit query by email.

Pays $5/poem or $5-$25/short story.



“It sounds dumb, but a lot of writers need Submissions 101: Please check out our publications before submitting. SF, fantasy, horror, mystery – this should be easy to understand, but we receive a lot of non-genre submissions. Also, please format your mss properly – Times, 12 pt., double-spaced. No weird squiggly fonts or giant-size type. Poorly formatted mss are usually rejected. Editors have a lot of tasks on their plate, and cleaning up a mss isn’t one of them. Check our website for our submission guidelines before submitting. We read only at specific times each year and sometimes are reading stories only one specific themes. Don’t waste your time! We will be accepting submissions again in the fall, and are considering (but not committed) to a weird western theme for one publication.”

Welcomes New Writers: Yes