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Editorial Board

Patrick Scott Belk has published in Science Fiction Studies, Victorian Periodicals Review, Literature & History, and John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (Pickering & Chatto, 2013). His first book, Empires of Print: Adventure Fiction in the Magazines, 1899-1919, is available from Routledge (2017).

Nathan Vernon Madison completed his M.A. in US Intellectual and Social History at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of essays and articles for the Dictionary of Virginia Biographies, Comics Through Time, and Blood 'n' Thunder. His first book, Anti-Foreign Imagery in American Pulps and Comic Books, 1920-1960 (McFarland 2013) was nominated for the 2014 Eisner Award for Best Scholarly/ Academic Work.

Digital Scans

Digital scans produced in collaboration with the Pulpscans Group, Scanrus, Digital Pulp Preservation, Newsstand: 1925, Conrad First, and the Villanova Digital Library.


Matt Kochis received his Ph.D. in 2013 from the University of Tulsa, where he was editorial assistant at the James Joyce Quarterly, project manager of the Modernist Journals Project, and managing editor of the Journal of Modern Periodical Studies. He is the co-editor of Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence (UFP, 2015).

Matt Vaughn received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Tulsa, where he also served as a graduate assistant for the Modernist Journals Project, and a 2011-12 Bellwether Fellow. He currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Alexandra Yancey completed her M.A. in 2011 at the University of Tulsa with a thesis on 'Cowboy' fiction in Argosy All-Story from 1926. She teaches world literature and freshman writing at St. Thomas University in Houston and Lone Star College, Montgomery (TX).

Georgia Clarkson Smith is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at Florida State University. Her research focuses on popular women's romance magazines of the 1920s and 30s.

Alexandra Blair is an amateur pilot, and a Ph.D. student in the Department of English at the University of Mississippi.

Beau Collier is the proprietor of Darwinscans, a blog on pulp magazines, comics, periodicals and subjects in popular culture and American History.

Travis Kurowski is Assistant Professor of English and creative writing at York College of Pennsylvania, and founding editor of Luna Park Review.

Leif Sorensen is Assistant Professor of English at Colorado State University. His essay on H.P. Lovecraft, "A Weird Modernist Archive," was published in Modernism/modernity, 17:3 (Sept. 2010); other work on ethnic modernism has appeared in American Literature, Genre, and MELUS.

Andrew Ferguson is an assistant editor of Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, and a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Virginia, working on the literature and media of the last hundred years.

Jeremy Larance is Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Humanities at West Liberty University (WVa). His essay, "The A. J. Raffles Stories Reconsidered: Fall of the Gentleman Ideal," appeared in English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, 57:1 (2014), and his history of comics-studies organizations in The Routledge Handbook of the Secret Origins of Comics Studies (2017).

Lauren Gibson has written for Newsstand: 1925, and presented her work on the confessional pulps and readership at national conferences. In 2013, she was awarded the B.A. in English from the University of West Florida.

Emily Sisler has presented her work on pulp magazines, film, and censorship at national conferences. She received the B.A. in English from the University of West Florida in May 2013.

Michelle Nolan is a journalist and author. Her works include Love on the Racks: A History of American Romance Comics (2008) and Ball Tales (2010), a study of baseball, basketball and football fiction 1930 to 1960.

Student Interns

Victoria DeLaney is a sophomore English major at Dickinson College. Her interests include gender studies and popular advertising, and she is currently developing TEI mark-up of texts featured in the PMP's library of Girlie Pulps.

Edgar Estrada is a sophomore psychology major at Dickinson College; he is investigating the intersection of psychology and philosophy, and developing TEI mark-up of the "weird menace" pulp, Dime Mystery Magazine.

Jenna Howdyshell is a sophomore psychology major at Dickinson College, developing TEI mark-up of detective, science fiction, and weird fiction pulps in our standard library, starting with Detective Story.

Vy Huynh is a sophomore computer science major at Dickinson College, whose interests include computer organization and architecture, politics, and sociological theory. She is currently refactoring the database design and improving the site's search algorithm.

Rachel Kruchten is a senior psychology major at Dickinson College. Her interests include gender, sexuality, and mental health; and she is currently developing TEI mark-up of texts featured in the PMP's library of Girlie Pulps.

Katie Lasswell is a sophomore English major at Dickinson College, and staff writer for the college newspaper, The Dickinsonian; she minors in medieval studies and is developing TEI mark-up of the first volume of Amazing Stories.

Anna Morrison is a sophomore at Dickinson College and works as a peer tutor in the French department. She is currently undeclared and studying Romance languages with an interest in diplomacy.

Harris Risell is a junior at Dickinson College, also majoring in English. His interests include American literature, and he is currently developing TEI mark-up of texts in our standard library, starting with Weird Tales.

Advisory Board

Mike Ashley is a renowned expert in the world of science fiction, mystery, and fantasy literature. He is author or editor of over 100 books: including the 4-volume History of the Science Fiction Magazine (1974-8) and The Age of the Storytellers: British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880-1950 (2006). He received the Science Fiction Research Association's 2002 Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction research. In 2003 he won the Edgar Award for The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Modern Crime Fiction.

David M. Earle is Associate Professor of English at the University of West Florida and author of Recovering Modernism: Pulps, Paperbacks, and the Prejudice of Form (Ashgate, 2009). In 2010 he won the Independent Book Publisher Association's Prize in Literary Criticism for All Man!: Hemingway, 1950s Men's Magazines, and the Masculine Persona (Kent State, 2009).

Toni Johnson-Woods is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of English, Media Studies, and Art History at University of Queensland, Australia. She was inaugural President of the Popular Culture Association of Australasia; a recipient of the President's Award for Contributions to Popular Culture; an Australia Day Ambassador from 2010-2012; and is chair of the Australia and New Zealand Studies area of the PCA/ACA. She has written books on pulps (Pulp, 2004); cartoons (Blame Canada, 2007); manga; best sellers (Sold by the Millions, 2012); and fashion. She is a member of the Society of Editors, and also co-editor of The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture.

Kate Macdonald is Assistant Professor of English studies, Ghent University, Belgium; and series editor for Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace, Pickering & Chatto (UK). She is the author of John Buchan: A Companion to the Mystery Fiction (2009); editor of Reassessing John Buchan (2009), The Masculine Middlebrow, 1880-1950 (2011), and John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (2013); and has published numerous articles in journals such as Publishing History, Media History, Victorian Periodicals Review, and Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. In 2011-2012, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at University of London's School of Advanced Study, and she podcasts about forgotten fiction on Why I Really Like This Book.

John Locke is a pulp-fiction anthologist and historian, primarily publishing under the Off-Trail Publications imprint. Key works, as author and editor, include The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps (with Doug Ellis & John Gunnison) (2000); Pulp Fictioneers (2004); Pulpwood Days (2007); and Ghost Stories: The Magazine and Its Makers, Vols. 1-2 (2010).

J. Matthew Huculak is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada; co-director of the Modernist Versions Project; and a consultant on numerous digital projects involving modern periodicals and the archive. He has published essays and reviews in Media History, Modernism/modernity, on Editing Modernism in Canada, and The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines, v. 1: Britain and Ireland 1880-1945.

Patrick Brantlinger is Rudy Professor Emeritus of English and a co-founder of the Cultural Studies Graduate Program at Indiana University, Bloomington. He was editor of Victorian Studies for ten years, and has received numerous awards including Woodrow Wilson, Guggenheim, and NEH fellowships. Dr. Brantlinger has written seven books, including Bread and Circuses: Theories of Mass Culture as Social Decay (1983) and Who Killed Shakespeare? What's Happened to English since the Radical Sixties (2001). He is also editor of the forthcoming Blackwell Companion to the Victorian Novel.

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