Posts Tagged ‘Journal Pulp’

  • Note To Readers: Website Down

    March 18th, 2020 | journal pulp | journalpulp | No Comments

    Both my websites have been behaving glitchy for weeks, and then yesterday (or perhaps the night before) they both went down: offline completely. I wasn’t aware of the problem for several hours, until a friend wrote and asked me if I knew The Journal Pulp was offline. I spent most of last night and all […]

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  • Autumn

    September 9th, 2017 | Poetry | journalpulp | No Comments

    Summer dies. The long days wane away. The heat in the sky melts like lead to liquid pools. The hills beyond are baked as white as clay. Now creep in the gentle autumn ghouls Trailing their silken shawls of a Lethe- an mist. Shadows warp, gourds enlarge. And now what is always there but not […]

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  • How to Write a Story

    May 29th, 2017 | How to write a novel | journalpulp | No Comments

    Here’s how you create a setting: One hour before nightfall, on a pink-and-blue evening in the third week of August, 2011 … Here’s how you create a character: a solitary man traveling on foot … Here’s how you introduce a situation: entered the small, tree-shadowed town of Clifton — an isolated village about which many […]

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  • $100.00 Best First Sentence Contest — Halloween Edition: UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED, WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED: UPDATE II: WINNER ANNOUNCED

    October 17th, 2014 | Best First Sentence Contest | journalpulp | 189 Comments

    UPDATE II: WINNER ANNOUNCED HERE Journal Pulp is offering a $100.00 cash prize for the following: Best first sentence for a novel about a clever but silent twelve-year-old girl who’s an only child and who one dark night traveling with her mother and father falls asleep in the backseat of the car — and wakes […]

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  • $100.00 for the Best First Sentence

    June 19th, 2014 | Best First Sentence Contest | journalpulp | 234 Comments

    Journal Pulp is offering a $100.00 cash prize for the following: Best first sentence for a novel about a monomaniacal archeologist who discovers for certain the actual resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, and who resolves that, despite its being so heavily guarded, she will open the golden lid of the Ark — […]

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  • Best First Sentence [UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED]

    March 21st, 2013 | Best First Sentence Contest | journalpulp | 210 Comments

    [UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSED, WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED] The Journal Pulp is offering a $100.00 cash prize for the following: Best first sentence for a novel about a lovely librarian who secretly burns the books she loves because she wants no one else to read them. Rules and guidelines: No outrageous run-ons. You can submit anonymously […]

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  • Best First Sentence Contest III: Winner Announced

    Best First Sentence Contest III: Winner Announced

    July 3rd, 2012 | Best First Sentence Contest | journalpulp | 12 Comments

    Just over 300 entries (both sites combined) the vast majority of which were beautiful and brilliant. The winner: rapideyemvmt The sentence: He came there every day, before and after work, but he didn’t notice the tattoo of a single hydrogen atom on the nape of her neck until today. This elegant sentence has a hint […]

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