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Arsenal Pulp Press is a Canadian independent book publishing company, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company publishes a broad range of titles in both fiction and non-fiction, focusing primarily on underrepresented genres such as underground literature, LGBT literature, multiracial literature, graphic novels, visual arts, progressive and activist non-fiction and works in translation, and is noted for founding the annual Three-Day Novel Contest.

Arsenal Pulp Press
Country of originCanada
Headquarters locationVancouver, British Columbia
DistributionUniversity of Toronto Press Distribution (Canada)
Consortium (US)
Turnaround Publisher Services (Europe)
New South Books (Australasia)[1]
Publication typesbooks



Established in 1971,[2] Scriveners' Pulp Press Limited was one of several ventures in alternative arts and literature of the early 1970s. In addition to fiction, poetry and drama titles the Press issued a twice-monthly literary magazine, Three-Cent Pulp, from 1972 to 1978, which introduced a loyal readership to new writing and graphics from around the world.[3] In 1977 Pulp held its first 3-Day Novel Contest,[4] a literary marathon held over the Labour Day weekend during which registered contestants attempted to write a novel in three days. Pulp Press sponsored the event until 1991.

In the fall of 2011 Arsenal Pulp Press celebrated its 40th anniversary.[5]


Authors who have been published by Arsenal Pulp include:

The company has also published art books by or on the work of Stan Douglas,[6] Peter Flinsch,[7] Attila Richard Lukacs,[8] and Ralf König.[9]


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