Welcome to the second golden age of pulp fiction. At the Astounding Outpost we love pulp fiction and we love new writers, because of that we are establishing the Astounding Outpost presents series. Every month we will publish a themed anthology on Amazon Kindle, but before we publish the Anthology we will air the stories right here on the Astounding OutPost
What kind of stories are we looking for? Every month the themed call with tell you the topic, so check back for details. Outside of the changing topic here are the general guideline,
We want short stories running 7500 words or less. We want well written plot driven stories, both new, and reprints are welcome. We aren’t trying to create high art, not that there’s anything wrong with that, we are trying to create pulp, like Tarzan, or Conan, or John Carter. Fun stories readers can escape into. While the Golden age of pulp was male dominated, your stories and the second Golden age don’t have to be. We will consider any gender, race, class, creed, on equal footing.
How will this work? We will publish a themed call at the first of the month and for the next twenty-eight days we will accept submissions based on the theme. The first of the following month we will start airing the stories in the Astounding stories section of the website. For example in September we will issue a call for zombie tales, the selected stories will be published on the site starting the first of October In October we will open submissions for stories that will run in November.
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