There’s still a week to go to submit your entry for this year’s Pulp Idol writing competition (the deadline is midnight on 5 June ). It’s only 2000 words, and you could find yourself printed in a book to be distributed on the news-stand along with SFX magazine. That’s 50,000 copies we’ll be printing! So if you’re been thinking about it but haven’t taken the plunge yet, get typing. And if you’ve ever wanted an impetus to become a published SF author, this is it: read about how to enter here .