Monday, February 6, 2017

NOMINATIONS FOR PULP FACTORY AWARDS NOW OPEN UNTIL 2/21; AWARDS TO BE GIVEN OUT AT WINDY CITY PULP & PAPER CONVENTION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Lombard, Illinois – January 29, 2017

Every year in April, fans gather at the Westin Hotel near Yorktown Mall to celebrate the best in classic and New Pulp literature. As part of those celebrations, nominations for the Pulp Factory Awards are open.  

The nomination process remains the same as last year:

-Members of the Pulp Factory E-mail list have until midnight CST Tuesday, February 21 to submit their initial nominations for the Pulp Factory Awards. Any book published in print in 2016 can be considered for nomination (Digital-only books are excluded). Reprints are not eligible for individual awards such as Best Short Story, but may be included in collections if those collections feature new stories published in 2016.

-ONLY PULP FACTORY MEMBERS CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS PHASE OF THE AWARDS PROCESS.

-Nominations should be e-mailed directly to PulpAwards@gmail.com, with choices in the following categories:
· BEST PULP NOVEL
· BEST PULP COVER
· BEST PULP SHORT STORY
· BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS
· BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY

-The Best Pulp Anthology category covers any anthology or collection featuring multiple stories by a single author (a collection) or stories by a variety of authors (a normal anthology). The book must have been printed for the first time in 2016 and must have contained at least one new story. In the case of a new story plus reprints, the book is eligible for Best Pulp Anthology but only the new story is eligible for the Best Pulp Short Story category.

-Members may submit multiple entries for each category. All submissions must be received by midnight CST on February 21. Members are encouraged to discuss their choices and suggestions on the Pulp Factory list, but only those e-mailed directly toPulpAwards@gmail.com will count toward nominations. The committee reserves the right to determine all nominees based on the outcome of the nomination process, as we anticipate this will vary from year to year based on number of nominations, participants, eligible works, etc.

-After February 21, the committee will tally and craft a final ballot for voting (deadline to be scheduled), and that ballot will be submitted for fans (general public) to vote electronically for the awards.

Awards will be distributed during the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention which runs from April 21 –23, 2017.

Questions and nominations should be directed to PulpAwards@gmail.com.

On behalf of the committee, we thank you for your interest, and we look forward to your nominations!