Our next story could be yours…

by Noah Matthews

Interested in getting published? Have a doc sitting on the desktop waiting for the world to read it?

The Pearl could be the new home for your story, poem, or essay.

I’m Noah J. Matthews, the new managing editor of The Pearl. There’s a lot of great stuff on The Pearl already—fascinating sci-fi, historical fiction, and creative literary pieces.

But there’s one thing that I haven’t seen on The Pearl yet that I think would be awesome.

Literary pulp fiction.

This would mean taking one of the classic pulp fiction genres—western, space opera, gothic thriller, sword-and-sorcery, etc.—and crafting a short story that is artistic and thematically rich.

So that could mean looking at a single hour in the life of an outlaw where he dodges the sheriff but witnesses his partner’s hanging. Or a wizard on the run from a band of goblins, shot down just as he reaches the Pool of Life.

If you have or want to write stories in this genre, I would be very excited to check them out. All other genres are welcome as well, but literary pulp fiction would be an exciting new addition to our collection. And great bragging rights to your friends.

The guidelines are simple: keep your fiction under 5,000 words, your poetry under 500, and essays under 2,000.

Everything should be from a Kingdom worldview but doesn’t have to be about Jesus or fit into the “clean” Christian box. Going dark should promote healthy discourse, not just get a reaction.

We’re on the same team. You want to have your short story (or essay or poem) published to The Pearl. We want to publish great stuff to The Pearl. You retain your copyright, and if it doesn’t get published here, you can always publish it elsewhere. You have nothing to lose.

Submit a short story now—if you think it has potential, just rock it our way and see what happens.

It takes skill and luck to get published.

You just might have both.

Read the submission guidelines and submit your short work to us at submissions@pearlmag.co.

Noah Matthews

Noah J. Matthews is a writer and aspiring filmmaker from northern Michigan. He has a passion for helping people identify and pursue their dreams. You can find him at noahjmatthews.com.

Noah Matthews

Noah J. Matthews is a writer and aspiring filmmaker from northern Michigan. He has a passion for helping people identify and pursue their dreams. You can find him at noahjmatthews.com.

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