Expanding Beyond Pulp with Gary Phillips

McBleak-ExtractorsThe twelfth episode features noted crime novelist and also one of the men behind the creation of Black Pulp, Gary Phillips. Gary talks about his experiences growing up with pulp fiction, how he became involved with writing New Pulp, and offers up ideas and suggestions for expanding beyond the boundaries of the New Pulp audience to attract other readers, discussing some of the reasons why New Pulp hasn’t caught on despite the elements being in place, and ideas for how New Pulp can reach a wider audience. Even though we veered off on tangents a few times, we continued to bring the discussion back to the main topic. Very interesting all around, definitely an episode no pulp writer should miss!

Be sure to check out Gary’s recent works:

The Anti-Gravity Steal
The Extractors

Also visit him on the web at GDPhillips.com

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Percival Constantine

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Percival Constantine is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in literature and mass media. In 2005, he began working in the comic book industry as an editor for Making Comics Studios. Since then, he has also worked as a freelance letterer and writer for, among others, AC Comics, Black Glass Press, and Cosmic Times. In 2007, Percival self-published his first novel, Fallen. His second novel, Chasing The Dragon, followed in 2008. With the publication of Love & Bullets in 2010, Percival officially joined the ranks of PulpWork Press. In 2012, he became an editor for Pro Se Productions. He currently resides in southern Japan, where he works as a writer, editor, and teacher. He also hosts a podcast show called The Exploding Typewriter: Pulp Writers on Writing Pulp. For more, visit PercivalConstantine.com.

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