“Don’t write anything you don’t like yourself, and if you do like it, don’t take anyone’s
advice about changing it. They just don’t know.”
“If your writing doesn’t keep you up at night, it won’t keep anyone else up, either.”
-James M. Cain
Spring 2023 Submissions:
Starlite Pulp Review #2: We are looking for shorts for the 2nd Review. All stories should fall under the Pulp 'umbrella', so horror/crime/adventure/western/Sci Fi, or anything in between. Any size is welcome, although understand that anything over about 20k words really belongs in the novella category. Payment for accepted stories is $25 and a contributor's copy of the book (although a bit of a caveat there for some international authors, we can chat about that if/when necessary). Click the envelope to go to our Submittable page. Story submissions are $3 apiece.
Short Story Collection: We are also looking to publish a full-length short story collection by an individual author. Again, the stories (or at least the majority of them) should fall under the pulp umbrella, and at least some of them should have been published elsewhere in litmags, etc. (if none have been published, understand that getting the collection published is an uphill battle--however, not an impossible one). Submit them as a single collection, in one document. We are looking to publish this before the end of the year to include in the Starlite Pulp catalog. Click the envelope above to submit. Book-length submissions are $10.
One note on pricing: We apologize for charging for submissions. In a perfect world, we wouldn't have to. We are not, however, a non-profit affiliated with a university or the AWP (like so many litmags are), and therefore cannot ask for grants and utilize fundraising opportunities like they can. We are just a tiny company who believes in Pulp and our mission, and who pays out of pocket for every submittable page we use, every artist/photographer we hire, and every book we print. So, it's a necessary evil to keep the lights on and pay for those ISBN's. Thanks.