Okay, this is it, the big one: the Kickstarter that will take Cirsova through the rest of 2016 and hopefully into 2017.
Backers of this Kickstarter may back for our Fall Issue (Issue 3), our Jumbo-sized Winter Issue (Issue 4), or both. It’s, uh… almost like a subscription!
- The Wooing of Etroklos, by J. Comer
- War in a Way that Suits You, by Michael A. Michaels
- The Lion’s Share, by J.D. Brink
- Blood and Bones: Caribbean 1645, by Jim Breyfogle
- The Mad God’s Scepter, by Edward McDermott
- The End of the Golden Age, by Tyler Young
- Othan, Liberator, by Kurt Magnus
- Clock’s Watch, by Michael Reyes
- Retrospective: The Best of C.L. Moore, by Jeffro Johnson
- Blood and Bones: Caribbean 1645, by Jabari Weathers
- The Vault of Phalos, by Jeffery Scott Sims
- Shadow Vision, by Preston Dennet
- The Lady of the Amorous City, by Edward M. Erdelac
- A Suit of Haidrah Skin, by Rob Lang
- …Where There Is No Sanctuary, by Howie K. Bentley
- The Last Dues Owed, by Christine Lucas
- The Witch of Elrica, by Jennifer Povey
- The Bubbcat, by Sean Monaghan
- Wall Wardens, by Lynn Rushlau
- Lost Men, by Eugene L. Morgulis
- The Unfolding of the World, by Harold R. Thompson
- The Sands of Rubal-Khali, by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
- The Priests of Shalaz, by Jay Barnson
- Dust of Truth, by Joyce Frohn
- The Ride, by Edward McDermott
- The Phantom Sands of Calavass, by S.H. Mansouri
- The Feminine Force Awakens, by Liana Kerzner
- The Lady of the Amorous City, by Jabari Weathers
We’ve managed to run two successful kickstarters for Cirsova without any real hitches. The biggest challenge this go around is that we are doing things slightly different in that we are offering two issues instead of one. Copies of issue 3 will fulfill in late September/early Oct and copies of issue 4 will fulfill in late November/early December.
As of right now, Issue 3 is “done”, merely undergoing some final rounds of copy edits. Issue 4, all of the stories are paid for, preliminary layout is completed and will be ready to undergo secondary edits soon. We expect to have the artwork done not long after Issue 3 goes out. Jabari Weathers does excellent work and has always gotten work turned promptly, so we absolutely do not anticipate any issues with the artwork.
Filling adspace has always been the hardest part, and it’s looking like Kickstarter is not the best way to do it (especially when trying to do multiple issues). One great way to support us would be to buy adspace, as that will greatly defray our costs, but offering it as a kickstarter reward just isn’t the answer. We have significantly lowered our cost threshold for advertising.