It’s Not Too Late

Among the recent crop of short fiction startup magazines, Cirsova holds a special place in my heart.  The editor’s determination to produce old school short fiction – the sort of thing that had become as rare as hen’s teeth in today’s market – inspired me to pick up the pen myself.  Such a fan am I, that I’ve studiously avoided submitting work to this fine periodical specifically so that I can count myself as a fan with no financial stake in it.  Every glowing review, and those rare criticisms, that I’ve levelled at it come from a desire to see it’s success grow as a fan first and a writer second.

If you haven’t yet, take a moment throw a few dollars Cirsova’s way.  Although it reached 100% funding yesterday, you still have a few hours to push that number up a little higher, particularly the ‘number of backers’.  It might not seem like much, but even a couple of dollars here and there mean more people voting for these sorts of projects, and the algorithms and people watching really do notice when a crowd forms.  More people backing leads to more people on the next one, and it is through this sort of incremental growth that the hot blooded newcomers to the world of sf/f literature will deconverge the whole industry.

About Jon Mollison

Jon Mollison was weaned at the literary knee of Tolkein, Howard, Moore, and Burroughs. He spent decades wandering in the wilderness of modern genre fiction, wondering when the magic and wonder went out of the world of dragons and space ships. In his darkest hour, he encountered a wise man who handed him the open secrets to crafting works that emulate the stories of the great authors who built the genre. They are easily summarized in but two words: Regress Harder. Now one of the twelve champions of the Pulp Revolution, his self-published works represent a more direct lineage to the tales of action, mystery, romance, virtue, and pure unalloyed adventure than the bland imitations churned out by New York City publishing houses in recent decades.
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