Bold Venture Bulletins

Catch as "The Catch" can

Catch as "The Catch" can

Posted by Rich Harvey on Sep 11th 2019

“What do you call 25 attorneys buried up to their chins in cement? Not enough cement!”The Catch is a new mystery-thriller combining police forensics with the legal system’s strangling red-tape. Mike F … read more
A Century of Zorro: Pulpfest 2019 presentation

A Century of Zorro: Pulpfest 2019 presentation

Posted by Rich Harvey on Aug 26th 2019

In commemoration of Zorro's centenary, Bold Venture Press publisher Rich Harvey gave a 30-minute presentation at the annual Pulpfest (Pittsburgh, PA) on Thursday, August 15th. Zorro has accompli … read more
Happy centenary, Zorro!

Happy centenary, Zorro!

Posted by Rich Harvey on Aug 9th 2019

100 years ago today, a pop-culture icon made his pulp-paper debut in the August 9, 1919 issue of All-Story Weekly. Though intended as a one-off novel (judging from the final chapter of The Curse of Ca … read more
Plot Wizards #2: "Six of a Chain"

Plot Wizards #2: "Six of a Chain"

Posted by August Lenninger on Jul 29th 2019

An editorial analysis of Dime Western, Star West­ern, Dime Mystery, Terror Tales, The Spider, and Operator No. 5.by August LenningerThis article originally appeared in Writer's Digest, January 1935. … read more
Plot Wizards #1: Dummies With Names

Plot Wizards #1: Dummies With Names

Posted by Lurton Blassingame on Jul 22nd 2019

Author of stories in smooth paper, western, detective, and — if it must be known — confession magazines.by Lurton Blassingame[This article originally appeared in Writer's Digest, January 1935.]WHO i … read more