Kickstarter Is Live for 5th Anniversary Issue!

We’re taking pre-orders now for the Spring issue on Kickstarter!

The Artomique Paradigm (Part 1 of 3)
By MICHAEL TIERNEY

Earth is now in contact with their intergalactic cousins! But during recent conflicts with aliens and pirates, the Artomiques, fascist refugees from an alternate timeline, have become Terra’s dominant faction using stolen Wild Stars technology!

The Grain Merchant of Alomar
By JIM BREYFOGLE

The Mongoose & Meerkat have set up in the city of Alomar—in spare rooms of a wealthy merchant who has no idea they’re living there, even after he’s hired them!

Devil’s Deal
By MICHAEL WIESENBERG

A gambler and a wannabe cardsharp, Henry finally has an Ace up his sleeve: the ability to see a moment into the future—a diabolical gift from the Devil Himself!

The Book of Dark Sighs
By ROBERT ZOLTAN

Dareon and Blue, the Rogues of Merth, find themselves in the crosshairs of an old foe! They must find for him a powerful tome, or Blue’s love will perish at his hand!

My Name is John Carter (Part 9)
By JAMES HUTCHINGS

BADAXE
By PAUL O’CONNOR – WRITER
KENT BURLES – PENCILLER
JAMES BALDWIN – INKER
MELANIE MERZ – TONES
CLEM ROBINS – LETTERS
MITCH FOUST – COVER PAINTING
MICHAEL TIERNEY – DIGITAL RESTORATION

The fearsome legions of the God Badaxe are on the march, cleaving a bloody swath through the magical land of Pangaea. Countless villages have been burnt to the ground, their young male populations examined and beheaded. Somewhere, a boy with a strange birthmark on his right palm poses a deadly threat to the most powerful being on Pangea—if he is allowed to reach maturity!

What Does the 5th Anniversary Issue Have in Store?

Very soon, we will begin taking pre-orders for our 5th Anniversary Issue!

Some highlights:

  • Michael Tierney’s Wild Stars 5: The Artomique Paradigm will be serialized beginning in this issue.
  • Jim Breyfogle’s Mongoose and Meerkat are back in their 8th adventure, The Grain Merchant of Alomar.
  • Robert Zoltan’s Rogues of Merth appear in a new novelette, The Book of Dark Sighs.
  • Paul O’Connor’s sword & sorcery comic Badaxe will be reprinted, digitally restored.
  • James Hutchings’ My Name is John Carter Part 9
  • A new short from Michael Wiesenberg
  • Interior illustrations from DarkFilly and Robert Zoltan

Cirsova 5th Anniversary Issue Kickstarter!

Hard to believe that it has been 5 years since our first issue back in spring of 2016… since then, we’ve published 15 issues, three specials, Wild Stars, Illustrated Stark, Duel Visions, Endless Summer, and Mongoose and Meerkat Volume 1. It’s been a wild ride!

We haven’t always crowdfunded for our magazine, but this seemed like a special occasion and it will give us an opportunity to test out a new fulfillment partner we’re looking into.

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Cirsova 2021 Line-up

Looks like I’ve finally got the 2021 line-up set! [also the contributor page has been updated to reflect 2020].

Issue #6 is pretty much in the can, and Issue 7 is in Mark’s hands for review.

Beginning with issue 6, Cirsova will finally have illustrations! DarkFilly is providing illustrations for The Artomique Paradigm and The Grain Merchant of Alomar. Robert Zoltan has a piece in his own story. We’ve also got more art coolness that I’m honestly too exhausted to go into right now… I’ll go into it later.

For now… check out the line-up for next year! [and please please please pick up copies of Pursuit Without Asking, the Winter Issue, and Endless Summer so that I can afford all of this…]

  • Issue #6 Spring, 2021
    • Novel
      • The Artomique Paradigm (Part 1 of 3), by Michael Tierney
    • Novelette
      • The Book of Dark Sighs, by Robert Zoltan
    • Short Stories
      • The Grain Merchant of Alomar [Mongoose and Meerkat #8], by Jim Breyfogle
      • Devil’s Deal, by Michael Wiesenberg
    • Poetry
      • My Name is John Carter (Part 9), by James Hutchings
    • Comic
      • Badaxe #1, The Call, by Paul O’Connor et al
  • Issue #7, Summer 2021
    • Novel
      • The Artomique Paradigm (Part 2 of 3), by Michael Tierney
    • Novelette
      • Lupus One, by Caroline Furlong
    • Short Stories
      • His Amber Eyes, His Pointed Smile, by Tais Teng
      • Sky Machine, by J. Comer
      • The King’s Game [Mongoose and Meerkat #9], by Jim Breyfogle
    • Comic
      • Badaxe #2, Godwalking, by Paul O’Connor et al
  • Issue #8, Fall 2021
    • Novel
      • The Aromique Paradigm (Part 3 of 3), by Michael Tierney
    • Novelette
      • The Black Skull, by Rev. Joe Kelly
    • Short Stories
      • Too Many Mangos [Mongoose and Meerkat #10], by Jim Breyfogle
      • We Have Always Been Beasts, by S.H. Mansouri
      • Dead Neighbor, by David Skinner
      • The Light of Reason, by Teel James Glenn
      • Locker No. 249, by James Lam
      • Remorsels, by Louise Sorensen
    • Comic
      • Badaxe #3, Birthright, by Paul O’Connor et al
  • Issue #9, Winter 2021
    • Novelettes
      • For We Are Many, by Paul Lucas
      • She Saw it Creeping Up the Stairs, by Mark Pellegrini
      • To the Sound of a Silent Harp, by William Huggins
    • Short Stories
      • The Wreck of the Cassada [Mongoose and Meerkat #11], by Jim Breyfogle
      • Wychryst Tower, by Matthew Pungitore
      • Fail Early, Fail Well, by W.L. Emery
      • Thorwnynn Stapledon and “The Mellifluous Phoenix,” by Su-Ra-U
      • Harmonious Unity Burns, by Jed Del Rosario
      • Stealing the Alchemist’s Stone, by Richard Rubin
      • Queen of the House, by J. Manfred Weichsel
    • Poetry
      • My Name is John Carter (Part 10), by James Hutchings

Cirsova Winter Issue Available for Pre-Order!

The Winter Issue is finally available for pre-order!

Hardcovers are available now!

Also, New Merch is available!

Story descriptions below the cover image.

Tiger, Tiger
By TEEL JAMES GLENN

Rumors of a charismatic occultist haunting a cabaret in Berlin has reached British intelligence! But is Major Smythe prepared for the powers of this prophet of Vril?!

Making Good
By JEFF STONER

A top-secret government facility has gone into lockdown! The suits have arrived, as has the mysterious Doctor Paasche, but what will it really take to stop the threat?!

Pulsa
By EDWARD M. ERDELAC

Otto Hueber, a widower living in Argentina with his son, believes he’s escaped justice for his war crimes…until a plague of blood coincides with a mysterious brand!

White Casket
By VILLE MERILÄINEN

Vilja has been cursed by a powerful forest spirit-in return for her own life, she must care for orphaned children to raise as her own until he calls for them!

The Murmurous Dead
By ERIC DEL CARLO

Corth has made his first kill as a professional assassin! Before his next job, he must first sit and speak with the Wise Man…but what does his cryptic advice mean?!

Hunt of the Mine Worm
By JIM BREYFOGLE

A silvecite mine has been attacked by a giant worm! Kat and Mangos are among a band of mercenaries hired to deal with the threat, but who will claim the kill?!

The Cunning of Artocris
By JEFFERY SCOTT SIMS

It is not enough for Artocris to be the greatest in all the land-he must surpass his mentor, the powerful Imhotep! But to what diabolical lengths is he willing to go?!

The Cat, the Hand, and the Plight of the Sacred Bull
By CHRISTINE LUCAS

The High Priest of Anubis has a bad case of the cramps-and finds himself haunted by myriad livestock… All while his cat insists on dragging home various body parts!

A Touch of the Lokiean
By REV. JOE KELLY

Arnbjörg has been sentenced to die for killing a rival without honor! Can Oddr and his apprentice defeat the vengeful spirit when his victim returns as a draugr!?

Out Here
By S.H. MANSOURI

A young girl has been taken from her homelands and forced to live as a prisoner in the frozen wilds-only one companion offers her comfort in her savage captivity!