A Batesville publishing company and a Melbourne writer will be awarded two of the twelve 2012 Pulp Ark Awards for pulp fiction publications on April 21, 2012. Pro Se Presents, a pulp magazine created by Batesville publishing company Pro Se Productions, won Best Pulp Magazine. Tommy Hancock of Melbourne, a Batesville native, won Best Novel for his publication Yesteryear. An awards ceremony for the twelve winners will take place in Batesville on Saturday, April 21, 2012, during the 2nd Annual Pulp Ark Convention and Writers Conference. The winning publications and artwork will be featured in a silent auction during the convention, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project.
PulpArk 2012 award winners will additionally be honored by the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project on Thursday, April 19th,in a reception at Morningside Coffee House. The winning publications and artwork will be on display, and pulp authors will read from their works throughout the evening. The reception is open to the public and will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. freshments will be available for purchase.