In 2013, The Pulpster begins a new era. A longstanding tradition cherished by attendees of summer pulp cons, this highly collectible and informative program book had been edited for over twenty years by Lamont Award winner Tony Davis. Beginning with its 22nd issue, Bill Lampkin will be the new editor of The Pulpster.
A freelance writer/editor and publication designer, Bill Lampkin has spent much of his work life in the newspaper field, much like Rambler Murphy (but without the cool nickname and crime-solving). Like many from his generation, Bill discovered the pulps through paperback reprints of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, The Shadow, Doc Savage, and The Spider. He bought his first actual pulp in the seventies. Bill runs The Pulp.Net, which he created in 1996 and also writes the Yellowed Perils blog. A resident of Florida, he has designed The Pulpster since 2008.
Bill is planning to offer a mix of wide-ranging and interesting material for his first issue as editor. All members (including supporting members) of PulpFest 2013 will receive a complimentary copy of this award-winning program book. So make your plans to attend PulpFest 2013 right now. Registration information is available by clicking here.
The Pulpster invites everyone to submit articles and features related to the pulps and pulp history for use in the magazine. Pieces can be any length, from a paragraph to several pages, and on any topic relating to pulps and pulp collecting, people involved in the industry, and pulp characters or series. New material is preferred, or reprinted features of limited distribution that our readers may not have seen. Where possible, be sure to include non-returnable prints of covers and/or illustrations to accompany your submission. Digital submissions are preferred. While The Pulpster welcomes all contributions, please note that we may not be able to accomadate each and every submission.
Please send your contributions to William Lampkin, 4738 High Grove Road, Tallahassee, FL 32309-2955. If possible, please also include a compact disc of your article, or better yet, e-mail it to email@example.com.
The Pulpster accepts advertisements. Rates are as follows: color back cover–$160; inside color covers–$125; inside color full page–$95; inside black and white full page–$65; half-page–$40; quarter page–$25. Please note that color advertising is solely available on the cover spaces and a limited number of full interior pages. Please inquire about space availability before sending payment. All ad space is sold on a first come, first served basis, with payment due immediately upon reserving a particular space. If your payment is not received in a timely fashion, your space will not be reserved. Please be advised that the cover spaces sell very quickly. The deadline to reserve advertising space is June 1, 2013. Inquiries about availability and payments for advertising are to be sent to Michael Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542 or to firstname.lastname@example.org where you can also direct Paypal payments.
Your advertising copy should be 300 pixels per inch and can be transmitted electronically, preferably in PDF or TIFF format, to email@example.com. Hard copy ads can be sent to Mike at the mailing address noted above. The deadline for submitting your advertisements to The Pulpster is June 15, 2013. Please feel free to send material as early as possible to ease our production.
Below are the dimensions for the various-sized ads:
1/4-pg horizontal: 7 1/2 wide by 2 1/2 inches deep
1/4-pg vertical: 3 1/2 wide by 5 inches deep
1/2-page horizontal: 7 1/2 wide x 5 inches deep
1/2-page vertical: 3 1/2 wide by 10 inches deep
Full-page or cover: 7 1/2 wide x 10 inches deep
Your advertising copy must be submitted by June 15, 2013.
Please be sure to support our advertisers. Their advertisements help to defray the cost of producing our annual program book. Also, thank you to LLS Graphics of Allentown, PA for their excellent production of all the issues of The Pulpster since 2009.
Copies of The Pulpster #20-21 are available for $11, postage paid, from Mike Chomko, 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542. Copies of The Pulpster #17 are also available for $9, postage paid. The Pulpster #18-19 are out of print. Mike will accept payments made via check or money order or through Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write to him for further instructions.
For questions about submissions to The Pulpster, please write to Bill Lampkin at email@example.com. For any questions about advertising or back issues, please write to Mike Chomko at firstname.lastname@example.org.