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Empyreome is currently seeking individuals with some background in writing, editing, and/or English or literature studies who would like to serve as readers. The best candidates will have a least some short fiction publication credits (not self-published).

How does it work?

When a new submission is received, the Editor assigns it to at least 3 "readers," who each receive a de-identified copy of the story. Each reader reads the story and completes a short survey, rating various elements of the story and providing rationales for her/his ratings. These surveys are an important input into the Editor's go/no-go decision for that story.

What is the time commitment?

We will work with you to establish a reading schedule that is convenient for you. For example, you can let us know aproximately how many stories (and what length) you'd like to read each week.

Do I get paid?

Unfortunately, we cannot pay our readers at this time; however, we will provide each reader with a listing on our staff page (with a photo and a short bio). Plus, you can add it to your résumé.

Anything else I should know?

Please note that active readers are prohibited from submitting to Empyreome. In addition, if you have an active submission with Empyreome, you will need to wait until a decision is made about your story before applying to be a reader.

If you think you might be be interested, please follow the instructions below to inquire.

How to inquire

Send an inquiry to empyreome@gmail.com with subject line: READER INQUIRY

In the body of your email, provide the following:

  • Your full legal name
  • Your mailing address and telephone number
  • A brief statement (300 words or fewer) explaining why you want to read for us and why you think you are qualified to do so
  • A list of your publishing credits (do not include self-published works)
  • Your estimated availability (i.e., maximum number of stories would you'd be willing to read each week)
  • Do you prefer to read: Flash, Short Stories, No Preference?

What happens next?

Once we receive your email, we will review your inquiry, and we will try to respond within 2 weeks. If we accept your request to become a reader, we will send further instructions.

Thank you for your interest in Empyreome!