Last Call for Munsey Nominations

Apr 24, 2020 by

PulpFest annually recognizes the efforts of those who work to keep the pulps alive for this and future generations. The Munsey Award is named after the creator of the pulp magazine, Frank A. Munsey. It recognizes an individual or institution that has bettered the pulp community. Past winners have studied and written about the pulps. Others have worked in publishing, as artists, or in convention organizing to preserve and foster interest in pulp magazines.

Anyone is welcome to nominate a deserving individual or organization for the Munsey Award. Please send a brief explanation with your nomination to PulpFest marketing and programming director Mike Chomko. You can reach him at mike@pulpfest.com or at 2217 W. Fairview Street, Allentown, PA 18104-6542.

All members of the pulp community, excepting past winners of the Munsey, Lamont, or Rusty Awards, are eligible. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2020. The nominees will be announced at the beginning of July.

The recipient of the 2020 Munsey Award will be selected from the nominees through a vote cast by all the living Lamont, Munsey, and Rusty Award winners. The award will be presented on Saturday evening, August 8, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, the host hotel for PulpFest 2020.

Our 2019 Munsey Award winner was George Vanderburgh. You can read about George by clicking here.

(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 has produced a limited edition of thirty-six numbered and signed prints. The PulpFest Committee is indebted to both David and Dan for their generous support of our convention.)

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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 mike@pulpfest.com. 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.)