We’ve been running a promotion on twitter, where for every 100 retweets, we’ll make a back issue of Cirsova free.
We’re making #5 free first, because it contains both The First American (Schuyler Hernstrom) and Beyond the Great Divide (S.H. Mansouri), which are finalists for the Planetary Awards and the Ursa Major Awards respectively.
So, download the issue, read those stories, and go vote!
“Beyond the Great Divide”, S.H. Mansouri’s Slagborn tale from our Eldritch Earth issue, is a finalist for the 2017 Ursa Major Awards in the Best Short Fiction category!
The Ursa Major Award is given out in numerous categories for (often SFF) works pertaining to Anthropomorphic non-human characters. In the case of Beyond the Great Divide, that would be our human-hating insectoid/land-crab-men, the Slagborn, who populate some of the more inhospitable regions of the Eldritch Earth.
Anyone can vote!
All you need to do is register to be sent a voter token in your email.
In case you missed it, Scott Cole over at Castalia House did a great interview with one of our contributors, S.H. Mansouri.
Be sure to check it out, if you haven’t already.
Mansouri has contributed The Water Walks Tonight and The Phantom Sands of Calavass to Cirsova issues #2 & #4, and has a new story, Beyond the Great Divide, in Cirsova #5, which will be out this Friday.
First, I think it is important to point out that Submissions are still open and we will be reviewing stories to be purchased for inclusion in issues 3 & 4 through May 1st. Why May 1st? Because I plan on relaxing over the weekend and won’t check my inbox for last minute submissions until Monday May 2nd.
Here is the current lineup of Cirsova Issue 2 –
The Sealed City by Adrian Cole
Hoskins’ War by Brian K. Lowe
Squire Errant by Karl Gallagher
The Water Walks Tonight by S.H. Mansouri
Shark Fighter by Michael Tierney
Images of the Goddess by Schuyler Hernstrom
Issue 2 will be out sometime in June or July.
Issue 3 will be out in September
Issue 4 will be out in time for Christmas
We’re looking at 2017 submissions window being open from November through December, buying 4 issues of content that will take us through the year.
In the meantime, if you haven’t bought a copy of issue 1 yet, check it out! Help us get into the black so that we’re not a flash in the pan.