Even YOU Can Nominate Someone for the Munsey Award

Nov 28, 2016 by

Final Munsey AwardEvery year, PulpFest recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations. The Munsey Award recognizes an individual who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community. The award is named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first pulp magazine.

Our 2016 Munsey Award winner was Laurie Powers. David Saunders was awarded a special “retro” Lamont Award. You can read about Laurie and David by clicking here.

Nominations for the 2017 Munsey Award are now being accepted. All members of the pulp community are welcome to nominate someone for this year’s award. If you have someone in mind that you feel worthy to receive this prestigious award, please let us know.

All members of the pulp community — excepting past winners of the Munsey, Rusty, or Lamont Awards  — are eligible. Your nomination can be sent to PulpFest marketing and programming director Mike Chomko at mike@pulpfest.com. You can also reach Mike at 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542. You will need to provide the person’s name and an explanation describing why that person should be honored.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2017. The recipient of the Munsey Award will be selected through a vote cast by all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners. The 2017 Munsey Award will be presented on Saturday evening, July 29, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, the host hotel for PulpFest 2017.

(Pictured above, the Munsey Award was created in 2009 by artist David Saunders, the son of legendary illustrator Norman Saunders. Dan Zimmer of The Illustrated Press and publisher of ILLUSTRATION MAGAZINE produced a limited signed and numbered edition of the award. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our community.)

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