Monday, March 11, 2013


This past Saturday night, the winners of the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards were announced.
Anyone could have nominated candidates in eleven categories during the month of January, but only those who made nominations got to vote during the month of February. After the March 1 deadline, the votes were tallied and the winners announced.

The Adventures of Lazarus Gray, Volume 2: Die Glocke by Barry Reese from Pro Se Press won BEST NOVEL, while artist George Sellas won for both BEST COVER ART and BEST INTERIOR ART.
Barry Reese and Friends

The proud co-creators
Available from Airship 27

Private Detective Rick Ruby, co created by authors Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor won BEST NEW CHARACTER, while Nash won the BEST AUTHOR award.
Bobby Nash is on the left, and Sean Taylor beside him.

The Lone Ranger: Vendetta by Howard Hopkins from Moonstone Books won BEST NOVELLA.

The Green Hornet: Still At Large from Moonstone won BEST ANTHOLOGY/COLLECTION

BEST SHORT STORY went to "Lucky" by Tommy Hancock, from the anthology Night Beat: Night Stories, from Radio Archives.

BEST PULP REVIVAL was awarded to The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage by Will Murray from Altus Press.

BEST PULP COMIC went to Dynamite Comics' efforts on The Shadow.

Jim Beard's latest project
Jim Beard won BEST NEW AUTHOR, and the monthly Pro Se Presents digest from Pro Se Press won BEST PULP MAGAZINE.

"The voting this year,” Pulp Ark founder Tommy Hancock noted, “was exciting since it involved so many different creators, works and publishers.  Six different publishers are represented in the final tally, with both the BEST AUTHOR and BEST NEW AUTHOR winners being writers for various publishers in 2012.”
Tommy Hancock

The PULP ARK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, according to Hancock, is still being determined by the select committee chosen to give the honor to an individual who has done considerable work in furthering Pulp in his/her lifetime.

The awards, 8X10 engraved wooden plaques, will be awarded at Pulp Ark 2013 in Springdale Arkansas , the evening of Saturday, April 27, 2013. Hancock stated that all winners as well as nominees are encouraged to attend, but any winners who could not would receive their awards by mail. Pulp Ark thanks all who nominated, all who voted, and congratulations to all the nominees and especially to the winners of the Pulp Ark 2013 Awards!

The third annual Pulp Ark convention will be held Friday, April 26 through Sunday April 28 in Springdale, Arkansas. For more information, visit 

All books can be found either through their publishers' websites or via Amazon in both paper and e-formats.


BobbyNash said...

Thanks, Lee. I was stunned to see my named listed as Best Author. Such a thrill. And we're all excited about the success of The Ruby Files. Rick Ruby has been a great character, lots of fun.


Lee Houston, Junior said...

The people spoke what they believed when they voted Bobby. You and all the other winners should be extremely honored.
Lee Houston, Junior
Editor-In-Chief of The Free Choice E-zine

BobbyNash said...

Honored, stunned, flabbergasted. All of these apply. :)