Thursday, June 09, 2022

Coveting the Munsey

For the second year in a row, prolific Los Angeles crime novelist (and Friend of The Rap Sheet) Gary Phillips has been nominated for the Munsey Award, presented by organizers of the annual PulpFest convention. Honoring America’s first pulp magazine publisher, Frank A. Munsey, this prize “recognizes an individual or organization that has bettered the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy.”

Also among this year’s Munsey nominees are Airship 27 Productions, created by veteran comic-book writer Ron Fortier; John Betancourt, the publisher of Wildside Press; pulp collector and frequent pulp-fiction conventiongoer Sheila Vanderbeek; and Dan Zimmer, the publisher of Illustration Magazine. The full list of contenders is here.

The winner will be announced during PulpFest 2022, which is set to run from Thursday, August 4, through Sunday, August 7, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Click here to register.

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