Advertise in Our Fall Issue!

The Summer issue of Cirsova is out now! That means the Fall issue of Cirsova will soon be upon us!

Advertising rates can be found here:

We’re accepting all ads except for back cover [which has already been sold]

We’re still hoping to do submissions during the first week of August, but I just got hit with about $4k in plumbing expenses. The good news: I’ve got the money. The better news: Cirsova is already front-loaded with 75K words of fiction for 2023 by special arrangement. The bad news: Unless we get a major cash injection soon, we’ll probably be just looking at around 100k words and 2 issues next year, or kick back Open Submissions/go invite-only.

The two fastest ways for us to get the cash we need in time to buy things in August:

Summer Special Advertisements Available!

The Summer Special will be upon us soon [slated for May 23rd]!

We need to fill advertising slots ASAP! Our rates are here.

[Note that the back cover ad slot is already taken for this issue!]

This is a particularly good deal for editors, artists, designers and other freelancers to find clients who may be looking for work from indie authors.

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Taking Advertisements for the Spring Cirsova Issue!

We’re now taking advertisements for Spring!

This is going to be an incredible issue, let me tell ya!

Well, let me tell ya once the checks have been cashed, because our terms are enacted upon “acceptance of payment” and several authors opted for checks, but once those clear, hoo boy!

Advertisements are a one of the best ways to help us right now, since each ad payment will go directly towards buying stories. A half page ad covers roughly 4k words of fiction!

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

1/4 Page – 3.5″ w x 4.5″ h
1/2 Page – 7.5″ w x 4.5″ h or 3.5″ w x 9″ h

Advertisement images should be 300 dpi.

Contact us at cirsova at yahoo dot com for details and payment info.

Summer Advertisements Due Friday!

We’re trying to get everything in for our Summer Special, which will be out June 3rd!

We need all Advertisements in by 5PM EST on May 10th!

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

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

Send images at 300 dpi and payment via paypal to cirsova at yahoo dot com!

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Advertise in Cirsova #4!

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Cirsova needs your help! While we should have enough money to fund two issues in 2017, those two issues aren’t going to be near enough to contain all of the awesome stories my contributors are sending me.

Do you have book, a game or a blog you’d like to advertise? Buying advertisement in Cirsova will help us acquire more content and put eyes of our content-hungry readership on your product.

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Want to Support Top Notch SFF? Advertise in Cirsova #3!

We’re looking for authors, artists, bloggers, game players, game developers and, most importantly, you! By purchasing adspace in Cirsova, you help ensure that we’ll be able to keep putting out great stories while putting your name in front of hundreds of readers.

We’ve changed our ad rate structure to make advertising in Cirsova even more affordable:

  • 250 Character Text Advertisement $15
  • 1/4 page Advertisement $35 (3.5″ w x 4.5″ h)
  • 1/3 page Advertisement $45 (7.5″ w x  3″ h)
  • 1/2 page Advertisement $55 (7.5″ w x 4.5″ h / 3.5″ w x 9″ h)
  • Back Cover Advertisement $100

Your advertisement will appear in softcover print, pdf and eBook copies of our magazine.

Contact us today at cirsova at yahoo dot com!

Issue 3 Cover 2

Huge First Day for Cirsova Issue 2 Kickstarter!

In just one day, our Kickstarter has received as much in pledges as the first one did in three!

That’s a big part of why we felt we could ‘up the ante’ for this go around and set the bar at $1000.  At this point, since everything but the last couple pieces of art for 2016 are paid for, the money is just gravy, but to make sure we can keep up our publication schedule into next year and start buying stories early this fall, every dollar matters.

So thank you to everyone who has gotten the word out and pledged so far!

We’re already making plans for 2017.  Help us see them realized so we can keep delivering great content!

One thing that we really could use are ad-buyers.  Our rates on adspace are fairly cheap, plus we throw in several copies both so that you can see that we have printed your ad and so you can sell them to defray some of the cost.  More than anything, we’d just like to avoid big blank spaces in our layout, and filling those with ads for games, music, books and blogs is a great way to do so while putting you in front of the eyes of many individuals of discriminating taste.

On a final note, a couple of people have asked about hardcovers of issue 1 (there were only ever 10).  I have some thoughts on the matter that I will share once we make our goal of $1000.


Ad Space in Cirsova Issue #2: Cirsova is Looking for Sponsors!

All Advertisement is now being filled through Kickstarter.

While we’re planning on plugging ahead at full steam, one of the biggest things that will help us become a sustainable publication is sponsorship.

We’ve got very affordable rates on advertisements and can sweeten the deal by throwing in some physical copies that you can either sell to recoup some of your costs or keep for posterity.

Contact cirsova at yahoo dot com with the subject line “AD SPACE: Issue 2” to confirm your slot(s) and receive payment details.  Issue 2’s Lineup can be found here.

Right now we have 26 slots + the back cover.  These can be purchased separately or combined to make a half-page ad.  The following rates are good until we begin taking pre-orders via our Kickstarter.

$60 – 1 slot (1/4 page) + 5 copies.
$80 – 2 slots (two non-consecutive ¼ page ads OR one ½ page ad) + 5 copies
$100 – 4 slots (up to 4 non-consecutive ¼ page ads, two non-consecutive ¼ page ads and one ½ page ad, two ½ page ads, or 1 full page advertisement) + 5 copies
$140 – Back Cover + 5 copies

We also have a single weird 1/3 page slot that we could sell you (along with the 5 copies) for $70

Additional copies may be added for $20 per 5 copies. Note that these are the softcover copies.

Ad specs:
Images should be .pngs, .tifs, .gifs or .jpeg  B/W or Greyscale, at no less than 200DPI.

Image Dimensions:

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

Advertisements will appear in the .pdf, the ebook, and the softcover print editions of Cirsova Issue #2.  Note that our Kickstarter-exclusive hardbound dust-jacketed editions are presented advertisement free.

Questions For People Reading my Blog

Did I ever give a shout-out or shill for Alastair Reynolds that I forgot about?

Or is my WordPress inserted advert that I don’t see an advert for Slow Bullets?

My stats indicate I’m giving it some Amazon traffic.  Is it worth checking out?  Let me know! (Reviews seem… mixed.)51DA6aYTieL

Alastair Reynolds, if you’re reading this, has anyone from my site bought your book?

Update: Mystery Solved!  There were links to this and a few other SF books in a post I reshared and for whatever reason, searching one’s own WordPress posts doesn’t return results for shared/reblogged content.