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I’m proud to announce my own involvement in this. I will be introducing a new short story series called “Strikeforce: Falcon”. It’s a bit of a departure from my usual line of writing. I’m stepping away from Science Fiction/Fantasy to experiment with a rousing tale set in the jungles of the South Pacific when the war between the Allies and Japan still hung in the balance.


More on this to follow.


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PRO SE PRODUCTIONS TAKES SHORT FICTION TO THE NEXT LEVEL


A leading independent publisher of Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions announces an innovative new Fiction line today.


In 2010, Pro Se Productions debuted as a small press focused on ‘Puttin’ The Monthly Back into Pulp!’ The company originally produced a line of three magazines that featured ‘New Pulp’ short stories, that is stories written by modern writers very much in the style and feel of tales featured in classic Pulp magazines in the early 20th Century. When Pro Se made the move into publishing novels and short story anthologies, it closed the magazine line, only to restart the concept as a single magazine title due to popular demand. PRO SE PRESENTS grew into an award winning magazine that ran for 20 issues, its final installment released in February 2014. With the end of the magazine, Pro Se Productions closes one era to enter another, one that readers got a taste of in December of 2013.


“We are always,” says Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor-in-Chief of Pro Se, “focused on producing the very best in New Pulp and Genre Fiction in all aspects, including the format which we present it in. It’s no secret that Publishing in the last five years, particularly for independent presses such as Pro Se, has moved more and more into the digital realm. Not only can readers carry more books around on their Ereaders or their phones, but the price point is tremendously better in most cases over print books. Digital publishing also affords writers and publishers to produce any size work they wish, including single short stories that can be offered for less than a dollar each. Pro Se Productions decided to dip its foot in that pool and in December we held a grand opening of sorts for our new imprint- Pro Se Single Shots.



“The success we had,” continues Hancock, “with the first volley of Single Shots was quite amazing. No one’s getting rich on them, but the interest readers showed in being able to drop 99 cents and get a good, solid short story that they could read in a single sitting was staggering to us right out of the gate. This combined with the fact that our second magazine line had run its course we felt in its current format, gave us a few ideas. Chief among them was the fact that we could take each story that would have appeared in a PRO SE PRESENTS and offer it individually to readers in a digital format. That way a mystery fan could pick up the mystery stories he or she wanted for a reasonable price without having to feel like they were buying other stories they may not enjoy. But an even more intriguing idea presented itself rather quickly.


“The concept of digital singles affords Pro Se the ability to really bring the concept of Pulp storytelling and even, in a indirect way, the idea of recurring tales from a consistent stable of authors on a regular schedule –much like classic Pulps did- into the 21st Century. This kernel of an idea took root with us rather quickly and brings us now to possibly the most exciting announcement Pro Se has made in a long time. Pro Se Single Shot Signatures.”


The Pro Se Single Shot Signature line brings together 38 writers from across the spectrum of Genre Fiction. Each of these authors will be producing either an original series of his/her creation featuring recurring characters and concepts or writing an imprint of individual stand alone stories entitled ‘From The Pen of…’ and the author’s name. Multiple genres are represented, from jungle tales to horror stories to some that defy description.


Regardless if an author is doing a series or imprint, they will all be working on a regular production schedule established based on their own ability to produce quality work. Some will produce stories on a bi weekly, monthly, bi monthly, quarterly, or bi annual schedule. Each story will range in length from 3,000 to 15,000 words. Also, debuts of the individual series and/or imprints will be spread out over the remaining months of 2014, with at least three titles debuting in April.


Pro Se Productions proudly announces the inaugural cast of authors in the Pro Se Single Shot Signatures line. They include:



David Foster

PJ Lozito

Russ Anderson

Sean Taylor

Teel James Glenn

Fuller Bumpers

Tommy Hancock

Morgan Minor

Mark Bousquet

Philip Athans

Jim Beard

I. A. Watson

Joshua Reynolds

Bobby Nash

Greg Norgaard

Mark Gelineau

J. Walt Layne

Nikki Nelson-Hicks

D. Alan Lewis

H. David Blalock

Gary Phillips

Sean E. Ali

Barry Reese

Percival Constantine

Jeremy Hicks

Logan L. Masterson

Chuck Miller

Alexander S. Brown

Adam Lance Garcia

David White

Kevin Rodgers

Derrick Ferguson

Aaron Smith

Frank Schildiner

Brad Mengel

Richard White

Terry Alexander

Terrence McCauley


Each Pro Se Single Shot Signature Series and Imprint will feature cover art by Artist Jeffrey Hayes.


If the author of a series or imprint chooses to, print collections of his or her stories will be produced at later dates as agreed upon by Pro Se and the individual creator. Hancock also stated that Pro Se will continue to produce stand alone Single Shots as they did in December and again in March.


“The Signature line,” Hancock says, “is a very exciting prospect for Pro Se, the authors and artist involved, and the readers I believe. It puts these fantastic New Pulp tales in a quick, easy to digest format, makes them inexpensive, and opens readers up to a whole host of ideas and authors that they may never have been exposed to otherwise for whatever reason. It may not be the same feel as having a paper magazine to fold up in your hand, but the Pro Se Single Shot Signatures line definitely makes Puttin’ The Monthly Back into Pulp something Pro Se can do in a big way.”


In coming days, news concerning the individual authors and the series and/or imprints they are working on as well as production schedules will be released from Pro Se Productions.


For More information on Pro Se Single Shot Signatures, to be placed on a review list for upcoming releases, or for interviews with the authors involved, please contact Morgan Minor, Director of Corporate Operations for Pro Se, at directorofcorporateoperations@prose-press.com.


To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to www.prose-press.com and like Pro Se on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions.




Photo: PRO SE PRODUCTIONS TAKES SHORT FICTION TO THE NEXT LEVEL</p><p>A leading independent publisher of Genre Fiction, Pro Se Productions announces an innovative new Fiction line today.</p><p>In 2010, Pro Se Productions debuted as a small press focused on ‘Puttin’ The Monthly Back into Pulp!’  The company originally produced a line of three magazines that featured ‘New Pulp’ short stories, that is stories written by modern writers very much in the style and feel of tales featured in classic Pulp magazines in the early 20th Century.  When Pro Se made the move into publishing novels and short story anthologies, it closed the magazine line, only to restart the concept as a single magazine title due to popular demand.  PRO SE PRESENTS grew into an award winning magazine that ran for 20 issues, its final installment released in February 2014.  With the end of the magazine, Pro Se Productions closes one era to enter another, one that readers got a taste of in December of 2013.</p><p>“We are always,” says Tommy Hancock, Partner in and Editor-in-Chief of Pro Se, “focused on producing the very best in New Pulp and Genre Fiction in all aspects, including the format which we present it in.  It’s no secret that Publishing in the last five years, particularly for independent presses such as Pro Se, has moved more and more into the digital realm.  Not only can readers carry more books around on their Ereaders or their phones, but the price point is tremendously better in most cases over print books.   Digital publishing also affords writers and publishers to produce any size work they wish, including single short stories that can be offered for less than a dollar each.  Pro Se Productions decided to dip its foot in that pool and in December we held a grand opening of sorts for our new imprint- Pro Se Single Shots.</p><p>“The success we had,” continues Hancock, “with the first volley of Single Shots was  quite amazing.  No one’s getting rich on them, but the interest readers showed in being able to drop 99 cents and get a good, solid short story that they could read in a single sitting was  staggering to us right out of the gate.  This combined with the fact that our second magazine line had run its course we felt in its current format, gave us a few ideas.   Chief among them was the fact that we could take each story that would have appeared in a PRO SE PRESENTS and offer it individually to readers in a digital format.  That way a mystery fan could pick up the mystery stories he or she wanted for a reasonable price without having to feel like they were buying other stories they may not enjoy.  But an even more intriguing idea presented itself rather quickly.</p><p>“The concept of digital singles affords Pro Se the ability to really bring the concept of Pulp storytelling and even, in a indirect way, the idea of recurring tales from a consistent stable of authors on a regular schedule –much like classic Pulps did- into the 21st Century.  This kernel of an idea took root with us rather quickly and brings us now to possibly the most exciting announcement Pro Se has made in a long time. Pro Se Single Shot Signatures.”</p><p>The Pro Se Single Shot Signature line brings together 38 writers from across the spectrum of Genre Fiction.  Each of these authors will be producing either an original series of his/her creation featuring recurring characters and concepts or writing an imprint of individual stand alone stories entitled ‘From The Pen of…’ and the author’s name.  Multiple genres are represented, from jungle tales to horror stories to some that defy description. </p><p>Regardless if an author is doing a series or imprint, they will all be working on a regular production schedule established based on their own ability to produce quality work.  Some will produce stories on a bi weekly, monthly, bi monthly, quarterly, or bi annual schedule. Each story will range in length from 3,000 to 15,000 words.  Also, debuts of the individual series and/or imprints will be spread out over the remaining months of 2014, with at least three titles debuting in April. </p><p>Pro Se Productions proudly announces the inaugural cast of authors in the Pro Se Single Shot Signatures line. They include:<br />David Foster<br />PJ Lozito<br />Russ Anderson<br />Sean Taylor<br />Teel James Glenn<br />Fuller Bumpers<br />Tommy Hancock<br />Morgan Minor<br />Mark Bousquet<br />Philip Athans<br />Jim Beard<br />I. A. Watson<br />Joshua Reynolds<br />Bobby Nash<br />Greg Norgaard<br />Mark Gelineau<br />J. Walt Layne<br />Nikki Nelson-Hicks<br />D. Alan Lewis<br />H. David Blalock<br />Gary Phillips<br />Sean E. Ali<br />Barry Reese<br />Percival Constantine<br />Jeremy Hicks<br />Logan L. Masterson<br />Chuck Miller<br />Alexander S. Brown<br />Adam Lance Garcia<br />David White<br />Kevin Rodgers<br />Derrick Ferguson<br />Aaron Smith<br />Frank Schildiner<br />Brad Mengel<br />Richard White<br />Terry Alexander<br />Terrence McCauley</p><p>Each Pro Se Single Shot Signature Series and Imprint will feature cover art by Artist Jeffrey Hayes.  </p><p>If the author of a series or imprint chooses to, print collections of his or her stories will be produced at later dates as agreed upon by Pro Se and the individual creator.  Hancock also stated that Pro Se will continue to produce stand alone Single Shots as they did in December and again in March.</p><p>“The Signature line,” Hancock says, “is a very exciting prospect for Pro Se, the authors and artist involved, and the readers I believe.  It puts these fantastic New Pulp tales in a quick, easy to digest format, makes them inexpensive, and opens readers up to a whole host of ideas and authors that they may never have been exposed to otherwise for whatever reason.  It may not be the same feel as having a paper magazine to fold up in your hand, but the Pro Se Single Shot Signatures line definitely makes Puttin’ The Monthly Back into Pulp something Pro Se can do in a big way.”</p><p>In coming days, news concerning the individual authors and the series and/or imprints they are working on as well as production schedules will be released from Pro Se Productions.</p><p>For More information on Pro Se Single Shot Signatures, to be placed on a review list for upcoming releases, or for interviews with the authors involved, please contact Morgan Minor, Director of Corporate Operations for Pro Se, at directorofcorporateoperations@prose-press.com.  </p><p>To learn more about Pro Se Productions, go to www.prose-press.com and like Pro Se on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ProSeProductions.

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