Known for innovative ideas, Pro Se Productions, a Publisher of Genre Fiction and New Pulp, also often takes inspiration from other sources. The work of an artist shared on social media proved to lead to such a moment as Pro Se announces open submission calls for ‘PRINCESSES OF PULP’, a new anthology slated for release in 2019-20.
“It’s amazing,” says Pro Se Productions Editor in Chief Tommy Hancock, “when someone’s work not only makes me go ‘Wow, that’s awesome’, but also leads to an idea. That happened today when the work of artist Astor Alexander made its rounds on social media. Taking his cue from Disney movies, Alexander created several images featuring Disney’s version of fairy tale princesses as Noir characters. This simply blew me away and gave a new spark to an old general idea that Pro Se has played with before- taking folklore, fairy tales, myths, and other such stories and having writers do a Pulpy take on them. So, to follow up Pro Se’s ONCE UPON A SIXGUN, TALL PULP, and PULPOLOGY, we are now taking submissions for PRINCESSES OF PULP, giving writers the opportunity to reimagine either well known Fairy Tale princesses or even little known female leads in such stories into explorers, shadowy avengers, nearly superhuman team leaders, or any other Pulpy type character they might fit.”
Proposals for PRINCESSES OF PULP must be 1-3 paragraphs long and completely outline an overall synopsis, from beginning to end, of the proposed story. These stories are to be retellings of fairy tales from any country, popular or obscure, that originally featured female leads, either princesses or simply women, and must feature those same characters in the retelling. The retelling can be any genre considered Pulp, which would include westerns, detective mysteries, weird tales, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and more. Pro Se staff will determine if the concept is ‘pulpy’ enough for acceptance.
Proposals are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories must be 8-10,000 words in length. Writers who have not submitted to Pro Se before must submit a four-page writing sample with their proposal. Proposals will be accepted until November 10th or until all available slots are filled. Completed stories will be due by February 10th, 2019.
For more information on this submissions call, contact Hancock at email@example.com.
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