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EDITORIAL RESPONSES

If you are curious where your story landed in our editorial process, see the chart below.

Percent*MessageExplanation
48%Thank you for giving us the opportunity to read your story, "Sample Title". Unfortunately, it’s not quite what we’re looking for. I wish you all the best in your writing endeavors.Non-acceptance. May include notes about formatting.
27%Thank you for giving us the opportunity to read your story, "Sample Title". Unfortunately, it’s not quite what we’re looking for. I wish you all the best in your writing endeavors, and I hope you'll consider submitting another story in the future.Non-acceptance. Writing shows potential.
15%Same (or slightly modified) message as above but with personal notes added, e.g., "I enjoyed the story; however..." May include notes on what we liked or why we did not accept it.Non-acceptance. Writing shows strong potential.
6%I’m writing to let you know that your story “Sample Title” has passed our first-round review, and I’m seriously considering it...Held for consideration
4%I am pleased to inform you that we have decided to accept your story “Sample Title” for publication...Accepted for publication

Notes

  • Percentages are current as of February 24, 2017
  • The first column indicates the approximate percentage of submissions that reach but do not exceed a particular response tier. For example, about 10% of all submissions are held for consideration, but some (~4% of all submissions) will be accepted. These are not included in the 6% held for consideration.
  • A non-acceptance does not necessarily mean that your story has no merit. It simply means that it was not right for our publication. Dont' give up!
  • The term "writing shows potential" indicates that your story demonstrated elements that could be a good fit for Empyreome. We hope you'll try again!
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