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New Kickstarter Starting Tuesday at Noon!

I have been putting some final touches on the Pulphouse Kickstarter campaign and I added in a picture of me and Kris from 1988, the year after we started Pulphouse.

Then it dawned on me that I had been involved in or around Pulphouse for 36 years. Of course, Kris and I shut down the company in 1996 and didn’t bring Pulphouse Fiction Magazine back until 2017, but still, that is a long time.

You can get you name on the followers page to be notified when the campaign launches.

Cick Here…

And some great special workshops offered only twice and only through the Kickstarter campaign.

— “Known and Strange Things” Special Workshop

— “Can’t Believe I’m Writing This” Special Workshop

Yup, those fit Pulphouse, don’t they?

And we have a special thing in the stretch goals this time allowing backers to submit a story to the magazine. The advantages of us going monthly.

Picture… 1988.  Picture below it in 2023 before a play… I didn’t put the second one in the campaign for obvious reasons. (grin)





  • Connor Whiteley

    Really looking forward to this one Dean. And great to hear about the backers getting a chance to submit a story.

    • dwsmith

      Yup, one per month depending on how the stretch goals work out. Never know in these things. (grin)

      • Connor Whiteley

        Oh wow!
        That would defintely solve my problem of having some short stories that I think are Pulphouse-y but not having a way to “submit” them to you because they don’t fit any of the Pop-ups. The only way I know to send you a story outside of a speacial workshop. Like my sci-fi stories “Attack Of Crocs and Doughnuts” and “Attack of The Bunnies”

        • dwsmith

          Each month will be specific instructions of a type of story. And only one per month. How many months will depend on how high we go. (grin)

  • T Thorn Coyle

    The Pulphouse “weekly” magazine was my favorite in the early 90s. I bought a lifetime subscription. You were the only ones publishing cross genre work, which was the thing I loved.

  • Sheila

    Aw, you guys are so cute! Then, and now.

    In 1988 I turned 30. I had two kids, ten and eight, and a marriage going from bad to worse. I’d pretty much given up any hope of having any sort of writing career, only trying to hang on by my fingernails to a decent level of living.

    Lot of rough years, life rolls, as I know you can relate, but thanks to self publishing, I’m a writer. I’ve sold stuff. To people I don’t know. How awesome is that? 😀

    • dwsmith

      It is awesome, Sheila.

      In 1988 I was twice divorced and Kris was once divorced when that picture was taken.Ahh, the fun of living…

  • E. R. Paskey

    Wow, stretch goals that involve opening the magazine up to submissions from backers? That’s intriguing. *grin* Looking forward to seeing more tomorrow.