Friday, December 10, 2010

New Pulp Sci-Fi Market: Ray Gun Revival

A writer friend and editor passed along the news that Every Day Publishing will be relaunching Ray Gun Revival in February as a semi-pro online magazine. They're looking for some good old pulp science fiction; less about the science and more about the story.

In their words:

Ray Gun Revival (RGR) is an online magazine dedicated to fun stories, grand escapism, and good old sensawunda. RGRl provides just that, a throwback publication that revisits space opera and golden age sci-fi. Their stories focus more on character development than hard science and sail all the wide-open waters between science fantasy and harder SF. Think of the original Star Wars stories, Doc Smith's Lensman series, the Warlord of Mars tales from Edgar Rice Burroughs. Think of everything from John Carter and Gully Foyle to Kimball Kinnison and Han Solo. They are bringing out the deepest elements of what has traditionally been rather superficial fiction and updating them for a new generation of fiction enthusiasts.

It's always fun to find a new market, and especially for such an underserved niche.