Behind the Olympic Scenes
Pulp magazines were an inexpensive media used to reach the youth market. The stories were very simple and easy to read. The diversity of authorship ranged from unknowns to many that would become very famous, especially in the fantasy and science fiction realm. As not every child enjoyed fantasy, the pulps covered a variety of topics. Sports was a big topic and it covered everything from football to baseball but even less key sports like swimming and field and track. Many of the pulps combined short stories to produce a single pulp. The term pulp came from the poor quality of paper the magazines were printed on.