Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fight Card

I will probably never read any of these, but I like what these folks have done.  Paul Bishop and Mel Odom have created a revival of the niche pulp genre of the boxing magazine.  Fight Card is a series of monthly 25,000 word novelettes set in the 20s to 50s, though there are sub-imprints set in modern day, and even a romance variation.

There is a house name, Jack Tunney, and writing guidelines that set the stories in a shared universe.  Also, it's more of a collective than a publishing house, with authors submitting directly to (and getting paid directly from) Amazon.

Probably the only boxing stories I'll ever read will be by Robert E Howard, and that's because it's Robert E Howard, but I think it's a pretty cool concept, and I'm glad they've found several participants.

More at Fight Card Books and at Amazon.


  1. I think you mean 25,000 word books, not dollars. :)

    Fight Card is a great idea, and I hope it catches on with other pulpy sub-genres (I have already laid some plans with other authors to that effect). Recently, FC did a charity boxing anthology, and they're planning to release others over the course of the year. I submitted a story featuring one of my Commando series characters.

    Whether you're a fan of their boxing stories or not, it's great that you're willing to give them some exposure. I hope the series continues on for years to come.

    1. Yes, words. I evidently had something else on my mind while writing.