It is coming down to the wire for Cirsova. He wants to raise $5,000 to fund next year’s run of the magazine, and he’s up to just over $3,600 as of this writing, with 6 days to go.
Let me reiterate–this Kickstarter is to fund next year. The current two issues are already funded, the stories paid for, the cover art paid for, the editing paid for. There is zero chance of the issues that are being offered in this campaign not being delivered. They are done.
So this is a no-risk project for funders.
What is at risk is the future of the magazine. If this campaign gets funded, then he will have working capital to buy stories, artwork, and editing for issues #11 and beyond. If not, then we may not get another volume of Cirsova.
As both a writer for and a reader of the magazine, I think that would be a tragedy.
Personally, I have bought ads for the next two issues. I have backed the kickstarter. And now, as we get into the crunch, I am offering a bonus. One backer will have the chance to get a set of The Book Of Lost Doors (Catskinner’s Book, Cannibal Hearts, The Worms Of Heaven, and Gingerbread Wolves) signed and personalized, as part of the reward package. They will be shipped, by me, and come in a handcrafted slipcover case made by Susan Clontz, the photographer who created the covers for the books. (She’s working on it right now. I can hear her muttering in the other room over her glue gun.)
So if you want something that is unquestionably one of a kind, go to the kickstart and scroll down the side to the $173 level. There is only one of these. For that you get both the hardcover and softcover of issues #9 and #10 and the set of my books.
All of that money goes into purchasing quality content for the next volume of the magazine. I’m providing the books and paying shipping on my own dime because I believe in the magazine.
I’ve done all I can. Now it’s your turn, and the time is now.
EDIT: The reward has been claimed! But we still need backers. Just over a grand away, and less than a week to get there.