Cirsova Fall Issue Out Now!

In numerous formats from several retailers, including:

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Cirsova #3 is only $1! Back and Spread the Word!

Back for only $1 to receive a digital copy of Cirsova issue #3!

Please spread the word, here on wordpress, on blogspot, on facebook, on twitter, wherever you can!

Follow us on twitter @cirsova.

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.


2016 Cirsova Line-up

As you can see, we’ve got an incredibly impressive roster for our upcoming issues through the rest of 2016. (Help us keep it up through 2017 by taking out an ad in issue 2!)

We’ve upped our page counts for our Summer and Fall issues to 108, though, as you’ll notice, Winter is going to be double-stuffed, with approx. 216 pages of content.

Issue 2 (July):


  • Images of the Goddess, Schuyler Hernstrom

Short Stories

  • The Sealed City, Adrian Cole
  • Hoskins’ War, Brian K. Lowe
  • Squire Errant, Karl Gallagher
  • The Water Walks Tonight, S.H. Mansouri
  • Shark Fighter, Michael Tierney


  • My Name is John Carter (Part 2), James Hutchings


  • Rescuing Women, Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Issue 3 (September):


  • The Wooing of Etroklos, J. Comer
  • The Mad God’s Scepter, Edward McDermott

Short Stories

  • War in a Way that Suits You, Michael A. Michaels
  • The Lion’s Share, J.D. Brink
  • Blood and Bones: Caribbean 1645, Jim Breyfogle
  • The End of the Golden Age, Tyler Young
  • Othan, Liberator, Kurt Magnus
  • Clock’s Watch, Michael Reyes


  • Retrospective: The Best of C.L. Moore, Jeffro Johnson

Issue 4 (December):


  • The Vault of Phalos, Jeffery Scott Sims
  • Shadow Vision, Preston Dennett

Short Stories

  • The Lady of the Amorous City, Edward M. Erdelac
  • A Suit of Haidrah Skin, Rob Lang
  • …Where There Is No Sanctuary, Howie K. Bentley
  • The Last Dues Owed, Christine Lucas
  • The Witch of Elrica, Jennifer Povey
  • The Bubbcat, Sean Monaghan
  • Wall Wardens, Lynn Rushlau
  • Lost Men, Eugene L. Morgulis
  • The Unfolding of the World, Harold R. Thompson
  • The Priests of Shalaz, Jay Barnson
  • Dust of Truth, Joyce Frohn
  • The Ride, Edward McDermott
  • The Sands of Rubal-Khali, Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
  • The Phantom Sands of Calavass, S.H. Mansouri


  • The Feminine Force Reawakened, Liana Kerzner