Cirsova Publishing is thrilled to announce Duel Visions, an all-new anthology of horror and macabre by Misha Burnett and Louise Sorensen.
Duel Visions marks Cirsova Publishing’s second departure from its flagship publication, Cirsova Magazine, and its first ever traditional format book release.
A literary venture in the spirit of the classic horror showcases, such as Tales that Witness Madness and Tales from the Crypt, this new volume collects ten tales that approach terror from all angles, supernatural to science fiction, monstrous to mundane, encompassing the occult to the simply odd.
Misha Burnett has been regularly published in Cirsova Magazine and is known for The Book Of Lost Doors series of novels as well as the Eldritch Earth shared setting.
Louise Sorensen is also a veteran of Cirsova Magazine and has been published in several issues of Just a Minor Malfunction…
Just need to enter our final Amazon revenues and begin popping those numbers into tax forms to go full-steam ahead towards getting a tax refund and reinvesting that in the company.
I’m a bit behind on one or two things because I threw my back out last Friday, but I’m getting caught up today.
Expect a big official announcement on the blog soon regarding the Misha Burnett x Louise Sorensen project I talked about on Saturday.
I haven’t even listened to this yet, and I’m sure it was a trainwreck (I was on a lot of pain pills and we weren’t even sure if I’d still be on until practically the last minute; ironically, Dan and I probably had a better chat on SFF stuff AFTER we went off the air and were just shooting the shit while playing Doom), but it was a lot of fun!
Tomorrow, I’ll probably do a full round-up of recent-ish Castalia House Short Reviews I’ve done, because I haven’t done them in awhile. I’ve finally gotten over my aversion to Amazing Stories [I didn’t want to give the rebooted current incarnation any publicity, even indirectly] and started in on it with a Rog Phillips novella. And I’m already seeing the PulpRev’s blind-spot due to only talking about a few magazines. This guy is solid.
Regular Cirsova readers will remember the Coney Island adventures of Michael Reyes’ invisible dwarf sorcerer, Clock. As Warden and servant of the chaos goddess, Eris, it is Clock’s duty to prevent all manner of demons, monsters, witches, and warlocks from destroying the world.
Clock’s Watch II reprints The Iynx, which was featured in Cirsova #7, alongside an all new novella-length adventure, Daughters of the Black Moon.
While this isn’t a Cirsova release, I did help put this edition together–they’re awesome stories with gnarly illustrations by Sean Bova.
eBook is out now, and Paperback edition will be out soon.
We’re moving along at a nice clip towards getting 2019 ready to go. In fact, we even have sketches done for spring plus 1st round edits and layout done. We’ll be sending Vol 2 Issue 1 off to our copy editors before the new year, with any luck.
So, here’s the line-up. We’ve got two issues that are a little thicker than normal (think our 2017 issues) plus something new we’re trying, a Cirsova Summer Special that will showcase a few of the longer (novelette and novella) works we received.
And yes, we’ll be talking more about that first story listed in the Spring issue very soon.
Vol 2. No. 1 Spring (March)
Young Tarzan and the Mysterious She, by Edgar Rice Burroughs and Michael Tierney
Atop the Cleft of Ral-Gri, by Jeff Stoner
The Idol in the Sewers, by Kenneth R. Gower
Born to Storm the Citadel of Mettathok, by D.M. Ritzlin
The Book Hunter’s Apprentice, by Barbara Doran
How Thaddeus Quimby the Third and I Almost Took Over the World, by Gary K. Shepherd
Deemed Unsuitable, by W.L. Emery
Warrior Soul, by J. Manfred Weichsel
Seeds of the Dreaming Tree, by Harold R. Thompson
The Valley of Terzol, by Jim Breyfogle
The Elephant Idol, by Xavier Lastra
Moonshot, by Michael Wiesenberg
Cirsova Summer Special (June)
Bleed You Dry, by Su-Ra-U
The Ghost of Torreon, by Edd Vick and Manny Frishberg
The Bullet From Tomorrow, by Misha Burnett
The Star God’s Grave, by Schuyler Hernstrom
Halcyon, by Caroline Furlong
The Last Fortune of Ali al’Ahmar, by Rev. Joe Kelly
Vol 2. No. 2 Fall (September)
A Little Human Ingenuity, by William Huggins
The Burning Fish, by Jim Breyfogle
For I Have Felt a Fire in the Head, by Adrian Simmons
La Molejera, by Marie Brennan
Pale Moon’s Bride, Ville Meriläinen
Pawn to the Queen by Christine Lucas
People of Fire, by Jennifer Povey
Blue-Like-The-Sky, by Spencer E. Hart
Doomsday Shard, by Ken McGrath
Titan, by Rebecca Devendra
The Handover of the Scepter of Greatest Regret, by Hal Y. Zhang
In the meantime, please take a moment to support us by leaving a review of a past issue of Cirsova that you’ve enjoyed! It’s free, it helps us tremendously, and only takes a moment of your time.
We’re looking to acquire ~100K words in text in total. That’s enough to fill two issues of Cirsova.
Payment is .0125 per word. That’s less on the short end than we used to pay, but more on the long-end. [mostly it keeps our expenses flat, which we need on such a tight budget, as opposed to when we paid a .01 cent bonus on the first 2500 words and costs fluctuated based on the number of stories rather than actual wordcounts.]