Ways to Not Say “Said”

Let’s face it–it gets boring seeing “said” and “asked” all the time for every line of dialogue.

There are some great writers who, while solid on most fronts, kind of trip with this one.

So, here’s a cool page of all the different ways you can say “said” without saying “said”.

http://www.spwickstrom.com/said/

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Illustrated Stark Deluxe Hardcover Omnibus + Queen of the Martian Catacombs Out Now!

The Softcover edition of Leigh Brackett’s Queen of the Martian Catacombs with foreword by Nathan Housley, the Pulp Archivist, is out today on Amazon and through various retailers online! This is a great edition for readers of all ages and features a dozen illustrations by StarTwo.

For the collectors, today is also the day that the Deluxe hardcover omnibus drops. This edition collects all three Stark adventures + includes an appendix of nearly 100 pieces of art not included in the trade releases.

If that’s not enough Stark for you, we have Illustrated Stark merchandise available now on our Teepublic store!

Finally, we’re taking advertisements now for our Summer Special, which will feature among other things, a new novelette from Misha Burnett and the return of Schuyler Hernstrom to the pages of Cirsova! Space in this issue is extremely limited, and the back cover is already gone. Check our rates page and reach out if you are interested in taking an ad out with us.

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Illustrated Stark Merch Available Now!

Illustrated Stark begins coming out on 4/30–that’s tomorrow!

So, to celebrate, we’ve added some cool Stark stuff to the Merch Store:

Stark Merch

Tomorrow:

Leigh Brackett’s Illustrated Stark Deluxe Hardcover Edition

Leigh Brackett’s Queen of the Martian Catacombs

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Leigh Brackett’s The Enchantress of Venus

6/28/2019

Leigh Brackett’s Black Amazon of Mars

7/31/2019

Leigh Brackett’s The Complete Illustrated Stark softcover collection.

Interview with John E. Boyle at Castalia House

John E. Boyle has been a long-time supporter of Cirsova Magazine, and there’s a lot that would not have been possible were it not for him. [He has regularly advertised with us and hired me to do layout for his print editions].

Check out this interview with John here at Castalia House about his Children of Khetar series.

http://www.castaliahouse.com/john-boyle-the-queens-heir/

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Leigh Brackett’s Science Fiction Masterwork: “Queen of the Martian Catacombs”

Jeffro's Space Gaming Blog

Leigh Brackett’s “Queen of the Martian Catacombs” is the guilty pleasure reading you’ve always wanted without quite knowing you wanted it. Incredibly, it effortlessly combines many awesome things together at once in a way that would be impossible to imagine without actually reading it:

  • Savagery that explodes off the page just like in Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan.
  • Contempt for decadent civilizations that explodes off the page just like in Robert E. Howard’s Conan.
  • Scintillating femme fatales and genuinely appealing feminine foils that explode off the page just like in A. Merritt’s best novels.

It is AWESOME.

And it even packs in the sort of “you’re my only hope moment” that would energize the opening act of Star Wars. That’s not much of a surprise coming from the woman that would ultimately be tapped to write a script for The Empire Strikes Back.

What is surprising is seeing the manifold layers…

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Call for Summer Advertisements! Due May 10th!

We need to get all advertisements in for our Summer issue by no later than May 10th!

The Summer Special will be out June 3rd.

The Summer Special line-up includes:

Novella

  • Halcyon, by Caroline Furlong

Novelettes

  • The Ghost of Torreón, by Edd Vick and Manny Frishberg
  • The Bullet From Tomorrow, by Misha Burnett
  • The Star-God’s Grave, by Schuyler Hernstrom
  • Bleed You Dry, by Su-Ra-U
  • The Last Fortune of Ali al’Ahmar, by Rev. Joe Kelly

The back cover advertisement has already been sold, but interior ads are still available!

The following are Cirsova’s Advertising Rates:

250 Character Text Advertisement $25
1/4 page Advertisement $35
1/2 page Advertisement $50

Advertisement images should be 300 dpi, with the following measurements:

1/2 Page – 7.5″ w x 4.5″ h or 3.5″ w x 9″ h
1/4 Page – 3.5″ w x 4.5″ h
Back Cover – 7-8″ w x 8.75″ h

Please send as png, jpg or tiff!

Contact us at cirsova at yahoo dot com for details.

One Week and One Day Till Illustrated Stark!

The trade paperback of Queen of the Martian Catacombs, along with the deluxe hardcover omnibus, drops a week from Tuesday!

How well these two titles do will have direct bearing on how much money we will have in our budget to acquire new stories in the fall.

If you want more Cirsova in 2020, be sure to order today! (The first sales revenues for Stark will begin paying out in August).

To keep us afloat until then, consider taking out an ad in our Summer Special!

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