Pulp Modernism By Sorensen, Leif
Pulp magazines are named for the low-quality pulpwood paper on which they were printed. They are part of the modernist periodical marketplace along with the slicks, published on glossy paper, and little magazines. The age of the all-fiction pulp magazine in the United States extends from 1896 to 1955. The low cost of pulpwood paper, advances in printing technology, expansions in the postal system, and streamlined distribution methods enabled the pulps to reach readers everywhere.