Tag Archives: noir

Pulp Consumption: Tough 2 (Crime Stories)

One of the unexpected side benefits to starting Broadsword and Blasters was discovering the plethora of other short fiction being published, especially by small independent presses. One of those happens to be Tough, headed by Rusty Barnes. Tough is primarily … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Switchblade #10

It’s no secret that we enjoy Switchblade here at Broadswords and Blasters, and issue 10 is no exception. It features the usual short sharp fiction, each set apart by an illustration that really sets the mood for each piece. If … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Blood Standard by Laird Barron (Guest post by Anthony Perconti)

(Editor’s Note: Anthony Perconti lives and works in the hinterlands of New Jersey with his wife and kids. He enjoys well-crafted and engaging stories across a variety of genres and mediums.  His articles have appeared in several online venues and … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Pulp Modern Summer 2019

I’m not just covering Pulp Modern’s latest issue because Matt has a story in it. Honest. In fact, although Matt and I have been friends long enough that we started this publication together, he’s not even the reason I picked … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Switchblade #9

We’ve covered Switchblade before, and editor Matthew X. Gomez even had a flash piece published in Issue Seven, but that’s not going to stop us from covering their latest, Issue 9. We start with a poem by Willie Smith taking … Continue reading

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Cry Havoc! Submissions are Open!

BROADSWORDS AND BLASTERS is officially back open for submissions from now until November 30th, 2018! So send us your sword & sorcery, your horror, your noir, your Westerns, your Weird and your retro sci-fi stories. Mash-ups are perfectly acceptable. Dazzle … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Econoclash Review #2

Econoclash Review #Two Edited by J.D. Graves Available via Amazon   Econoclash Review continues to impress with a grab bag of stories by some of the hottest indie talent around. To be sure, some of the stories were more miss … Continue reading

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