Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A New Magazine?

I am considering publishing a magazine, a story magazine roughly in the format of the old pulp magazines, with stories, poems, and illustrations in every issue. I suppose that makes me an anachronism now that the future of words on paper looks so bleak. I would like to tell stories, though, and I would like to offer a real, physical, and enduring object to readers who desire something more than to look at a stream of electrons.

I'm interested in the genres of weird fiction, horror, fantasy, and science fiction. I would like to tell stories in the spirit of the pulp magazines and digests of the 1920s through the 1950s and '60s--not pastiches, not video games or comic books converted to prose, not ripoffs of Lovecraft, Howard, or Tolkein, not stories filled with purple prose or mounds of adjectives and adverbs, but well written, imaginative, and enjoyable fiction. That may also mark me as an anachronism.

I'm asking here for opinions, suggestions, ideas, and perhaps more than anything, encouragement, if anyone can offer honest encouragement. Please send me your questions and comments either below in the comments block or by email at:


Thanks. I look forward to hearing from you.

Copyright 2013 Terence E. Hanley

2 comments:

  1. I would very much like to read this magazine. I think you have a fantastic blog and though I do not comment much I love reading your posts. I will do my best to help spread the word should you decide to make it happen. Best of luck.

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  2. This sounds like an excellent idea. I've always reckoned the best fantasy short stories were written during pulp's heyday - not surprising I guess, given how market forces so often dictate length when it comes to popular fiction. In this respect, the internet is a great leveller, as it makes it possible to reach out to like-minded readers - in this respect, your current site would be a great platform for promoting your magazine.

    Best of luck!

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