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Submissions Open for October 2017 Issue
June 1, 2017 - We're looking for science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction up to 10,000 words. If you have a story you'd like to submit, please see our submissions page.
Weekly Flash Series To Go on Summer Break in June
May 10, 2017 - Beginning the second week of June, Empyreome's Weekly Flash Series will officially be on summer break. Publication of flash fiction will resume on September 1, 2017. Submissions of flash stories will remain open throughout the summer break period. If you have a story you'd like to submit, please see our submissions page.
Submissions close April 30 for our July issue!
April 27, 2017 - This weekend is your last chance to submit a story for our July issue! Submissions for fiction 1,000 to 10,000 words will close on Sunday, April 30 at midnight and will not reopen until June 1. As always, submissions will remain open for flash fiction stories up to 1000 words. If you have a story you'd like to submit, please see our submissions page.
April 2017 Issue Released!
April 4, 2017 - Six great stories by authors Eamonn Murphy, Anya Ow, Darren Ridgley, David Cleden, E.L. Bates, and Ashley M. Hill for your reading pleasure! Read the issue here!
Submissions Open for July 2017 Issue
March 1, 2016 - We're looking for science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction up to 10,000 words. If you have a story you'd like to submit, please see our submissions page.
Submissions Closed for April 2017 Issue
February 1, 2017 - Submissions are now closed for our April 2017 issue. They will reopen for our July 2017 issue on March 1, 2017. You may submit early, but we may not read your story until March. As always, submissions remain open for our Weekly Flash series.
IT'S HERE! ISSUE #1 IS LIVE TODAY!
January 7, 2016 - Check out the very first issue of Empyreome Magazine here!
READY OR NOT HERE IT COMES!
January 4, 2016 - We are releasing Empyreome Magazine Volume 1 Issue 1 ahead of schedule on Saturday, January 7! I hope you're as excited as we are! We will also be releasing our first Weekly Flash feature on Friday, January 20, so keep an eye out for that, too! If you don't have a subscription yet, get one here and never miss a story!
Submissions Open for April 2017 Issue
December 1, 2016 - Although we're excited about publishing our very first issue in January 2017, we're already looking ahead to our April 2017 issue! We're looking for speculative fiction up to 10,000 words. For more information, please see our submissions page.
Empyreome Welcomes New Staff
November 25, 2016 - Please join us in welcoming Susan Oke (Submissions Reader) and Sean McElhare (Technical Services Assistant) to our team! You can read their bios here.
Cover Art Released for First Issue
November 11, 2016 - We have released the cover art for our very first issue (January 2017). This digital painting, entitled "Mask" was inspired by one of the stories that will appear in the issue. You can view the artwork here.
Empyreome Welcomes New Staff
November 10, 2016 - Please join us in welcoming Brittany Muscarella (Assistant Editor), Laura Rizzo (Assistant Editor), Karen Heslop (Submissions Reader), and William Gilmer (Submissions Reader) to our editorial team! You can learn more about them here.
Submissions Closed for January 2017 Issue
November 2, 2016 - Submissions are now closed for our January 2017 issue. They will reopen for our April 2017 issue on December 1, 2016. You may submit early, but we may not read your story until December. As always, submissions remain open for our Weekly Flash series.
Editorial Responses Explained
October 28, 2016 - Have you submitted a story and received a response from the editor? Are you curious about where your story landed in our editorial process? We don't want it to be a mystery! Find out more here.
Readers Wanted
October 26, 2016 - Empyreome is currently looking for individuals with writing, editing, and/or English or literature background to assist in our story acceptance process. Find out more here.
Tips for Authors
October 18, 2016 - In addition to our fiction guidelines, we have published some tips for authors, detailing some things to consider before submitting your story. You can read the tips here.
Publishing Agreement Simplified and Condensed
October 16, 2016 - In response to our authors and in coordination with our legal consultant, we have simplified and condensed our publishing agreement. Our terms remain the same, but now the agreement fits on one page. You can see a sample contract here.
Increased Fiction Payment Rate
October 15, 2016 - As a tiny step toward our goal of becoming a professional paying market, we have increased our author payments from $0.001/word to $0.0025/word. Authors who have recently signed contracts with us will also receive this new rate. You can find details about submitting your work at our fiction guidelines page.
Our Patreon Page is Now Live
October 12, 2016 - We just launched our Patreon page. People can help us pay our authors a more respectable rate by pledging as little as $1.00/month. For people who just want to give a one-time donation, they can do so through PayPal. Click here for options.
Now Listed on The (Submission) Grinder
October 9, 2016 - Empyreome is now proudly listed at The (Submission) Grinder, a great, FREE service that allows authors to track and manage their story submissions. If you don't have an account, you can sign up for a free account here.
Website Redesign Complete
October 6, 2016 - We've transitioned away from our Wordpress site (which we had set up just to get the ball rolling), and we've successfully launched our new website. We're proud to say that we've written this site from scratch in HTML, Javascript, and C#. We'll be adding more content in the coming weeks, so please check back soon.
Now Listed at Duotrope
October 3, 2016 - Our fledgling publication is now proudly listed at Duotrope, a professional service that allows authors to track and manage their story submissions. If you don't have an account, you can sign up for a free trial here.
Call for Submissions for Winter 2017
October 2, 2016 - We are currently seeking short works of speculative fiction under 10,000 words for our January 2017 issue. Submissions are open until filled. If you have a story you would like us to consider for publication, please see our submissions page.
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