Arsenal Pulp Press

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Arsenal Pulp Press
Founded 1971
Country of origin Canada
Headquarters location Vancouver, British Columbia
Distribution University of Toronto Press Distribution (Canada)
Consortium (US)
Turnaround Publisher Services (Europe)
New South Books (Australasia)[1]
Publication types books
Official website

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.


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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