Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Tommy Hancock, Pulp Ark Coordinator and Pro Se Productions Editor in Chief, announced today that a benefit book is being organized in conjunction with Pulp Ark, the convention/creators’ convention held in Batesville, Arkansas next May 13-15, 2011.

“So much is going on with Pulp Ark,” Hancock commented, “but we want to make sure that we do something to benefit the reason we are even having this convention; that is, we want to further the Pulp field by getting it in as many hands as we can and we want to encourage more people to read.”

To that end, Pulp Ark is putting out a call for writers and artists to contribute to a benefit book that will be on sale at the event. All proceeds from this book (which will be printed through at this point) will go to
organizations aimed at putting pulp fiction titles in libraries around the country.

Hancock said, “Pulp has a history of being looked down upon. Lately, though, that is changing and more and more are taking note of this wonderfully varied field. We’d like this book to be a way to put more books like it in libraries that can never have enough pulp fiction on the shelves. Maybe if someone picks up a pulp title at the library, just maybe they will like it enough to buy one on their own from one of us putting this great stuff out. And they are reading. That’s the best part.”

The book, entitled ‘THE CASE OF THE BLOODY PULP AND OTHER STORIES’, can include up to 14 stories. Each story must be 15,000 words in length if authors wish to contribute. Eleven spaces for stories remain as of today. One of the three slots already filled is titled ‘THE CASE OF THE BLOODY PULP’ and is not only the lead story in the book, but also the centerpiece of an interactive Pulp Ark long drama unfolding over the entire weekend.

Artists are also encouraged to participate. “We can do pulp fiction without artists, but they are a mainstay to the field and we definitely want them involved.” Each story can contain up to two illustrations, but with this being a benefit book, Hancock stated he would accept whatever writers and artists will be willing to do. “We have three stories,” Hancock said, “so, there will be a book, no doubt. We’d really like it to be a massive tome, though, as we have planned.”

Any writer or artist interested in contributing to this benefit book can contact Hancock at or 870-834-4022. There are again 11 remaining slots for writers and all 14 available for artists.