pulpcore features short stories written by what I (about me) believe to be fresh and bold and/or greatly underappreciated voices from the underbelly of genre fiction.

If you are writing crime, horror, mystery, noir, science or weird fiction and would like to see your work translated into German, send in your best story today!

Submissions are closed until further notice!

Please read this carefully before submitting:

  • Feel free to submit multiple stories but please only one story per email.
  • Your story should have a word count of 2000-5000 – no more, no less, no exceptions!
  • I accept reprints, but make sure that there won’t be copyright issues.
  • Every published story will be rewarded with a one-off payment of €20 (via PayPal).
  • You do not give up rights to your original story except that you allow me to translate it into German and publish the translation here on pulpcore.
  • I will not notify you if your story doesn’t make the cut, so pls don’t ask for a status update.
  • Feel free to resubmit your story every other month to keep it on top of my TBR pile.

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