Help Choose the 2020 Munsey Award

Jan 27, 2020 by

Every year, PulpFest recognizes those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations. The Munsey Award honors Frank A. Munsey, the publisher of the first pulp magazine. George Vanderburgh — the esteemed publisher of Battered Silicon Dispatch Box books and renowned Sherlockian — won our 2019 Munsey Award. You can read about George by clicking here.

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Munsey Award. Previous winners of the Lamont, Munsey, or Rusty Award are not eligible for the award. Click here to see our previous winners.

To nominate a person or organization for this prestigious award, please provide a brief statement of your reasons. Send it to PulpFest marketing and programming director Mike Chomko at You can also reach Mike at 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542.

The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2020. The living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners will select the recipient from among your nominees. The award will be presented on Saturday evening, August 8, at PulpFest 2020.

The convention will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. It will begin on Thursday, August 6, and run through Sunday, August 9.

(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.)