At long last, our 5th issue is out! If you like Heroic Fantasy, H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Edgar Rice Burroughs, you’re going to love this!
Don’t forget! If you like what you’ve read, please leave a review!
Issue 5 has been sent to all backers who’ve backed for physical copies (minus those still getting their surveys in).
Plan is still for the ebook version to go live on the 31st. If you missed the Kickstarter, you can still pre-order here:
If you want to get in on next year’s Cirsova, get writing and get editing. We WILL have a very brief open submissions period from June to July. Space will be very limited, so I recommend writing shorter pieces (5000-7500 words). I’ll post more specific guidelines closer to when we’re ready to open, but for now the following should suffice:
- action driven stories
- stuff with space ships
- stuff with swords
- stuff with rayguns
- stuff with dashing heroes
- stuff with daring dames
- thinky stories where nothing happens
- math problems or engineering troubleshooting disguised as fiction*
- stuff with elves
We pay semi-pro rates of 1 cent per word with a bonus of an additional 1 cent per word on the first 2500 words. Payment is on acceptance for exclusive rights for one calendar year from the date of the publication.
*:we do accept “Hard” Science Fiction, just make sure that it’s something like Karl Gallagher’s Torchship or Paul Ernst’s Raid on the Termites (.
I was going to write up a debriefing of my session running Raiders of the Second Moon, but Jeffro asked if I could post that at Castalia House, so it’ll be going up there Friday after next.
Instead, check out these two interviews! Yesterday, Scott Cole did an awesome interview with Schuyler Hernstom, which you can read here.
I also answered some questions about the design and art aspects of Cirsova at Nya Designs.
We have a new design up at our TeePublic store.
Consider this the first teaser for the new Schuyler Hernstrom Novella, The First American, which will be featured in our special Eldritch Earth spring issue.
We are trying a thing.
We’ve set up a small merch store through Teepublic.
Teepublic is substantially cheaper to buyers than CafePress and has a reputation for better quality prints. While it’s not quite the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink product approach that CafePress offers, T-Shirts and Coffee mugs tend to suffice.
Right now, the Issue #2 variant cover art and our logo are the only two designs available. If things work out, we may expand the product line to include some other designs.
Until 11 CST, T-Shirts are only $14.
Rumor has it, if you buy soon, you will get it in time for Christmas.
Huge thanks to JimFear for giving us such an awesome plug!
Be sure to check out his own audiozine, Dimension Bucket, featuring some kick-ass dramatic readings and audio-plays.
This guy has the kind of enthusiasm that Jeffro’s been talking about when it comes to the Pulp Revolution!
Cirsova #3 is now out pretty much everywhere.
Amazon (Kindle & Softcover)
Also hardcovers are now available for all 3 issues, including the Ku Kuru Yo variant cover. So, if you missed them the first time around, now is your chance!
Issue 1 Hardcover
Issue 2 Hardcover
Issue 2 Variant Hardcover
Issue 3 Hardcover