PRO SE PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES FIRST TWO NEW IMPRINTS FOR 2016 AND BEYOND
An innovative Publisher of New Pulp and Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions revealed today a plan to add several imprints to its already impressive lineup and publishing catalog. The first two new lines to debut in late 2016/early 2017 are Pro Se Xtreme and ProSeReal.
“We have,” states Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor in Chief of Pro Se Productions, “a strong line up of novels, digest novels, and anthologies rolling out this year, and actually well into 2017 and perhaps even further into the calendar. That, combined with the in process relaunch of the Pro Se Single Shot Signature Series later this month and into June, might seem like we’ve got enough to do. And, in a way we do, but we also have a duty to keep producing what our readers want and also to provide opportunities for writers to tell the sort of tales they may not have a chance to elsewhere.”
To that end, Pro Se Productions will not only be debuting imprints we’ve worked on awhile in the coming weeks, but also brand new imprints, lines within our catalog seeking specific types of stories. From author centered imprints to themed ones, like Pulp Obscura, Pro Se has utilized the imprint model well and will continue to do. For the first of what will likely be several announcements, Pro Se Productions will begin taking submissions for digest novels, that is works of approximately 30 thousand words, for the ProSeReal and Pro Se Xtreme imprints.”
ProSeReal is an imprint that will focus on stories from multiple genres that are grounded solidly in reality. The intent of this imprint is for writers to produce works that, while being tales of action and adventure, read as true to life as possible. No weird westerns in ProSeReal, but westerns where readers feel the grit in their teeth and the lead in their bellies are welcome. Hard boiled mysteries, noir crime tales, and fast paced romances all have a place in ProSeReal as long as the authors endeavor to take the readers into the stories and make them as true to life as possible.
“The experience,” says Hancock, “that we want people to have when reading a ProSeReal digest novel is one of true immersion, where readers are thrust into the story, a story that if the circumstances were right and such, could happen to them.”
Pro Se Xtreme will focus on the types of adventures—reminiscent of those of the ’50s and ’60s -- that readers felt they needed to hide from their parents. Those books may or may not have quite lived up to the lasciviousness of the cover images, but they sure felt like they did. Strippers, white slavers, pimps, hookers, porn kings and queens, and more. Only, this time, expect the black and white insides to live up to the four-color covers. Readers will encounter private dicks, hapless everymen (before everypeople would have been considered a term), con artists, spies, thugs, victims, and killers all wrapped up in adventures that test their limits and push their boundaries—that will be the norm for the books of Pro Se Xtreme. It’s time for readers to have a reason to hide steamy pulp stories under their mattresses again, and that reason is Pro Se Xtreme!
Noted New Pulp Author Sean Taylor will be the managing editor of the Pro Se Xtreme imprint.
Submissions are now open for proposals for digest novels in both of these imprints. Authors interested need to prepare a proposal outlining the story to be told in the novel, a proposal comprising of a minimum of three paragraphs that clearly outlines the entire story. If the proposing author has not written for Pro Se Productions previously, then a four page writing sample must be included with the original proposal. All proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a proposal is accepted, a deadline will be given and a contract will be issued upon receipt of the initial completed draft of the manuscript. Terms for said contract will be worked out upon proposal acceptance and will be on an author to author basis.
The intent for each of these imprints is, if proposals are made and accepted, to publish the first digest novel of each in October 2016. Pro Se Productions intends to publish a new digest novel in each of these lines ever 2-3 months following their debuts.
For more information on these imprints, contact Hancock at email@example.com or Pro Se Productions’ Director of Corporate Operations, Kristi King-Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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