Only a Few Days Remain for the Skull’s Open Call!
Mar28

Only a Few Days Remain for the Skull’s Open Call!

As the April 1st deadline fast approaches, the Skull prepares to bar and lock the gates! Know, O mortals, the Skull hath decreed the irrevocable and fixed dates in which his peerless magazine Tales From the Magician’s Skull would be receptive to submissions. The end date of April 1st is only days away! The alignment of the stars is fast-shifting, and the submissions portal will close this week! If you wish your work to be...

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Edgar Rice Burroughs and The Pulps: The Expansion of Genre Fiction
Mar21

Edgar Rice Burroughs and The Pulps: The Expansion of Genre Fiction

Edgar Rice Burroughs and The Pulps: The Expansion of Genre Fiction by Ryan Harvey The first pulp magazine was Argosy, which changed to an all-fiction format in 1896. Each issue delivered a thick stack of stories printed on low-cost paper. More pulp magazines followed, and by the 1920s, they had changed the way people across the country consumed fiction. They made reading stories of wild adventures, Western action, granite-jawed...

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Sign Up For the Heroic Fiction Writing Seminar!
Feb13

Sign Up For the Heroic Fiction Writing Seminar!

Sharpen your broadaxe and slap on those vambraces because it’s time to infuse your fiction with a hearty dose of the Heroic with Howard Andrew Jones as your guide. A sword-and-sorcery writer in both short and long form, author of The Chronicles of Sword and Sand, novels in the Pathfinder Adventures line, and the ongoing Ring-Sworn Trilogy (described by Publisher’s Weekly as “a heart-racing, action-packed...

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The Skull is on Facebook!
Feb06

The Skull is on Facebook!

Mortals, your foolishness knows no bounds. You call to one another across the ether, mind touching mind instantaneously across the vast expanse of the real, and how do you use this power? Is it to elucidate the eldritch lore of the serpent-people, or to examine the thrice-cursed Peninsula of the Necromantic Nomarchs? Where are the whispered rumors of the coming Juggernaut, the ravings of the ensorcelled scribe, or the sigils and signs...

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Where to Start With Robert E. Howard
Jan01

Where to Start With Robert E. Howard

Where to Start With Robert E. Howard by Bill Ward Robert E. Howard (1906-1936) was a giant and a father to giants, his literary creations so potent that they have informed popular culture and permeated mass consciousness down to the present day. But their very ubiquity can obscure and deceive – if two people strike up a conversation about Conan, are they actually talking about the same Conan? What’s going on with all of these...

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