Cirsova News: New Issue, Paths of Cormanor, and Martha Klemm

Things have not let up in this last month!

Cirsova Publishing has made all of its acquisitions for 2022 and will have quite a line-up to announce on Monday.

The new Fall issue of Cirsova is out now, featuring the exciting conclusion of Michael Tierney’s The Artomique Paradigm, the conclusion of Paul O’Connor’s Badaxe, and the latest installment of our long-running Mongoose and Meerkat series!

Covers by Raven Monroe and Genzoman pay tribute to two of the series’ heroines [Kat from Mongoose and Meerkat and Tanree from Badaxe] and one of the other series’ villain [Red Queen from Wild Stars].

We are mailing out Jim Breyfogle’s The Paths of Cormanor to kickstarter backers next week.

The retail release will be November 1st.

Our new Cirsova Classics project to restore and collect the rest of Julian Hawthorne’s All-Story Weekly fiction is almost to our first stretch goal, pulp trading cards, so we’ll be getting those ready in the meantime! We hope that everyone here appreciated our work to restore The Cosmic Courtship and will check out these other fantastic stories by this great American author!

Cirsova Fall Issue Out Today!

Out Now on Amazon in Paperback and Ebook and on Lulu in Hardcover!

The Artomique Paradigm (Part 3 of 3)

By MICHAEL TIERNEY

Achilles “Whip” Hister is dead! The Galactic summit has turned into a massacre, and the Artomiques are ready to unleash their ultimate weapon: dreadnoughts based on the Space Shark Erlik created! Can anyone, or anything, stop them?!

Too Many Mangos

By JIM BREYFOGLE

Foes pursue the Mongoose and Meerkat in the frigid north, seeking to prevent retrieval of a magic trinket for a client! One of the bandits…appears to be Mangos!?

The Black Skull

By REV. JOE KELLY

A strange and forbidding artifact has wended its way to an abbey! What is the black skull, and what strange powers might this grotesque and evil object possess?!

We Have Always Been Beasts

By S.H. Mansouri

An evil rain falls on the cursed children of Grewal… Brothers hope that they can end the rains that have corrupted and deformed them by ending their father’s life!

Dead Neighbor

By DAVID SKINNER

Armed with his only wits and his experimental Existential Motion Detection Device, a man is determined to discover exactly what has become of his neighbor!

The Light of Reason

By TEEL JAMES GLENN

Jack Stone and his mentor, Doctor Argent, have finally tracked down the vampire lord, Count Mendoza! But will they be able to vanquish the cornered monster?!

Locker No. 249

By JAMES LAM

A new student has just been assigned a locker next to that of a boy whose mysterious disappearance is connected to rumors of a Chinese mummy’s curse!

Remorsels

By LOUISE SORENSEN

Ghosts of animals appear as if by magic in paintings! The phenomenon is a strange blessing… Until a butcher begins supplying choice cuts of mystery meat to the artist!

BADAXETM

By

PAUL O’CONNOR – WRITER

KENT BURLES – PENCILLER

JAMES BALDWIN – INKS

BARB KAALBERG – TONES

PAT BROSSEAU – LETTERS

MITCH FOUST – COVER PAINTING

MICHAEL TIERNEY – DIGITAL RESTORATION

Cirsova Publishing to Collect Nearly-Lost Pulp Works of Julian Hawthorne

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., August 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) –Cirsova Publishing will be collecting and restoring the nearly-lost All-Story Weekly fiction of Julian Hawthorne, son of famed American author Nathaniel Hawthorne.

In Spring of 2021, Cirsova Publishing partnered with Michael Tierney and Robert Allen Lupton to restore and reprint “The Cosmic Courtship,” a near-lost science fiction novel by Julian Hawthorne. Following the success of this project, Cirsova Publishing established a new Cirsova Classics imprint dedicated to restoring and reprinting other near-lost pulp fiction.

Given the interest in The Cosmic Courtship, Cirsova has prioritized collecting the rest of Hawthorne’s All-Story Weekly fiction in a standard format. In addition to The Cosmic Courtship, Hawthorne had one novel and four novellas published in the Munsey magazine.

“The Strange Recollections of Martha Klemm” resurrects Hawthorne’s pulp heroine, a witty and modern woman with a touch of clairvoyance and descent from Salem witches, in two volumes, collecting Absolute Evil, A Goth From Boston, and Sara Was Judith. A third volume will collect the stand-alone romances, Doris Dances and Fires Rekindled.

These collected editions of Julian Hawthorne’s All-Story Weekly fiction will be released later in 2021.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cirsova/julian-hawthornes-strange-recollections-of-martha-klemm

ABOUT CIRSOVA PUBLISHING:

Cirsova Publishing ( https://www.cirsova.wordpress.com ) has been publishing thrilling adventure science fiction and fantasy since 2016. They have published over 20 issues of their flagship publication, Cirsova Magazine. Additionally, they have published a number of anthologies, a fully illustrated edition of Leigh Brackett’s Planet Stories-era Stark adventures, Jim Breyfogle’s Mongoose and Meerkat, and the 35th Anniversary Editions of Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars.

Michael Tierney ( http://www.thewildstars.com ) is a pulp historian and archivist who has written extensively on Edgar Rice Burroughs, having created the massive four volume “Edgar Rice Burroughs 100 Year Art Chronology,” and is currently working on another Art Chronology about Robert E. Howard. He has been involved in the comic book industry for 40 years, owning two of the oldest comic book stores in Central Arkansas until switching to mail-order only in 2020. He is also an accomplished science fiction writer and artist, having worked on his Wild Stars saga since the 1970s. Michael not only made his pulp library available for this project, he provided the photographic images of these rare magazines so that a manuscript could be produced. He has also lent his years of experience digitally restoring damaged pulp art to restore the original covers.

Robert Allen Lupton ( https://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-Allen-Lupton/100022680383572 ) is a prolific author, pulp historian, and commercial hot air balloon pilot. He has published nearly 200 short stories across numerous anthologies, including the New York Times Best Selling Chicken Soup For the Soul series, and has published several anthologies and novels. His most recent novel, “Dejanna of the Double Star” was published in December 2020. Robert has been an active Edgar Rice Burroughs historian, researcher, and writer since the 1970s, including at ERBzine ( www.erbzine.com/lupton/ ), where several of his articles and stories are published. Robert has painstakingly recreated the texts as they were originally published from the digital images provided from Michael’s and his collection.

IMPORTANT SUBMISSIONS UPDATE

We will be contacting everyone by no later than September 10! I know that we’ll have had some of your stories for a month or more, but we’re trying to get everyone’s stories read before we start making offers, even though we’ve got a lot of submissions checked as “Accept” and “Maybe.” This is because:

  • Our funds are tight at the moment, but at the top of the month, we’ll have royalties from the Summer issue
  • Space is necessarily limited, even if immediate funds for acquisitions were not.
  • So many of the stories we’ve received have been utterly fantastic, it makes it hard to weigh and choose what’s on the bubble.

Thank you for your patience!

Submissions Update and Other Stuff

You’re overdue an update here on the site, but things have been incredibly busy [which seems to be always these days, since that’s the excuse I’m always using].

Though we were only open for a week, we received 120 submissions and roughly 800k words of fiction.

So far, we’ve had a chance to review 43 stories, so we’re about 1/3 of the way through.

We’re a bit behind the 8-ball money-wise because of a recent development, but never fear, there will be funds coming in time to make acquisitions.

Yeah, we’re $600 down from where we ought to be, and no longer in the black for the year, but again, we have plenty of time to turn that around.

The Paths of Cormanor proofs have been ordered, as have the Mongoose and Meerkat add-ons. Once the proofs check out, we’ll place the order to fulfill them to our backers and get the digital rewards up.

We’ll also be hitting our next Cirsova Classics project, The Strange Recollections of Martha Klemm soon.

The Cosmic Courtship is out on the 1st!

Cirsova Fall 2021 Issue Out September 15th!

Cover by Raven Monroe
[Left to right, Red Queen from The Artomique Paradigm, Tanree from Badaxe, and Kat from Mongoose and Meerkat]

The Cirsova Fall 2021 Issue is available for preorder now!

This fantastic issue features the conclusions of both Wild Stars VI: The Artomique Paradigm and Badaxe! Also, another illustrated adventure of Mongoose and Meerkat from Jim Breyfogle.

We wanted to do something special for this issue, we featured two heroines and a villain from our serials. Huge thanks to Raven Monroe who took out the time from working on Cookies n Scream to step in and deliver this gorgeous cover for us on short notice!

The Artomique Paradigm (Part 3 of 3)

By MICHAEL TIERNEY

Achilles “Whip” Hister is dead! The Galactic summit has turned into a massacre, and the Artomiques are ready to unleash their ultimate weapon: dreadnoughts based on the Space Shark Erlik created! Can anyone, or anything, stop them?!

Too Many Mangos

By JIM BREYFOGLE

Foes pursue the Mongoose and Meerkat in the frigid north, seeking to prevent retrieval of a magic trinket for a client! One of the bandits…appears to be Mangos!?

The Black Skull

By REV. JOE KELLY

A strange and forbidding artifact has wended its way to an abbey! What is the black skull, and what strange powers might this grotesque and evil object possess?!

We Have Always Been Beasts

By S.H. Mansouri

An evil rain falls on the cursed children of Grewal… Brothers hope that they can end the rains that have corrupted and deformed them by ending their father’s life!

Dead Neighbor

By DAVID SKINNER

Armed with his only wits and his experimental Existential Motion Detection Device, a man is determined to discover exactly what has become of his neighbor!

The Light of Reason

By TEEL JAMES GLENN

Jack Stone and his mentor, Doctor Argent, have finally tracked down the vampire lord, Count Mendoza! But will they be able to vanquish the cornered monster?!

Locker No. 249

By JAMES LAM

A new student has just been assigned a locker next to that of a boy whose mysterious disappearance is connected to rumors of a Chinese mummy’s curse!

Remorsels

By LOUISE SORENSEN

Ghosts of animals appear as if by magic in paintings! The phenomenon is a strange blessing… Until a butcher begins supplying choice cuts of mystery meat to the artist!

BADAXETM

By

PAUL O’CONNOR – WRITER

KENT BURLES – PENCILLER

JAMES BALDWIN – INKS

BARB KAALBERG – TONES

PAT BROSSEAU – LETTERS

MITCH FOUST – COVER PAINTING

MICHAEL TIERNEY – DIGITAL RESTORATION

Submissions are Closed!

We didn’t plug our submissions window as much as we had in the past because we knew just how much fiction we’d end up with if we did. The best [worst] we did one year with a full month was somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 stories.

This year, we opted for just one week, and we ended up with over 100 stories and roughly 800k words of fiction to choose from.

We’re aiming for 4 issues of content, of course much of that is locked down already, since we plan on serializing Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars 6 next year and we’ve got our 4 Mongoose and Meerkat adventures from Jim Breyfogle locked in.

We received a LOT of novelettes and novellas this year, and may be struggling to figure out what to do with some of them. They’re fantastic but always hard to place. We may end up with another special issue or something.

Last Day for The Paths of Cormanor!

As of this morning, Jim Breyfogle’s The Paths of Cormanor is at $2,877!

Our first stretch goal is met. Second stretch goal, to include a full length short story, is still achievable at $5k!

Remember that any profits we make from this will go directly towards acquiring content for 2022!

Don’t forget, we are also offering Mongoose and Meerkat add-ons, including the audiobook and the previously limited pocketbook and hardcover formats of Pursuit Without Asking!