Zorro creator Johnston McCulley 1883-1958

February 2 Zorro creator Johnston McCulley was born on today’s date in 1883 in Ottawa, Illinois. McCulley was the author of hundreds of stories for the pulps and the creator of numerous masked characters. McCulley is one of the many writers featured in The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction. McCulley introduced Zorro in The CurseContinue reading “Zorro creator Johnston McCulley 1883-1958”

January 1940: The Green Ghost Detective Debuts

The Green Ghost Detective made his debut with the January 1940 issue, of The Ghost Super-Detective 81 years ago. The Green Ghost is one of the many hero pulps included in The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction, Volume 1. The Green Ghost Detective magazine lasted just seven issues, but went through three name changes inContinue reading “January 1940: The Green Ghost Detective Debuts”

The Red Jackal makes his debut

Enter the Jackal, the first book in a new pulp series by Jonathan W. Sweet, is now available at Amazon and other booksellers. The Adventures of the Red Jackal tells the story of Blake Randolph, newspaper publisher and vigilante crimefighter, in the crime-ridden Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis in the 1930s. Enter theContinue reading “The Red Jackal makes his debut”

Submissions open for Minnesota Not-So-Nice 2

Brick Pickle Media has opened submissions for Minnesota Not-So-Nice 2: New Pulp Tales from the North Star State. This is a follow up to our 2020 release, Minnesota Not-So-Nice. Proposals should feature stories set mostly or entirely in Minnesota. We are looking for varying lengths from short stories to novellas, including detective tales, adventures andContinue reading “Submissions open for Minnesota Not-So-Nice 2”

Popular and Argosy writer George Bronson-Howard

January 7 Pulp writer George Bronson-Howard was born on today’s date in 1884. He is one of the many writers featured in The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp Fiction Volume 2. Bronson-Howard lived only 38 years, but packed quite a bit of life into his less than four decades. Born in 1884 in Maryland as oneContinue reading “Popular and Argosy writer George Bronson-Howard”