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After the successful publication of our first two issues, we are seeking funding for our next two issues (July and October).
After the successful publication of our first two issues, we are seeking funding for our next two issues (July and October).
10 backers pledged $250 to help bring this project to life.

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Hi, I'm Randy, publisher and editor-in-chief at Empyreome (pronounced Em-peer-ee-ohm), a quarterly online magazine dedicated to publishing high quality science fiction, fantasy, and other speculative fiction. Thanks checking us out! 

We plan to publish four issues each year, which will be available free on our website in HTML format and at nominal cost in eBook format (PDF, EPUB, and MOBI). Each issue will contain 5 to 8 short stories up to 10,000 words each.  

We published our first issue in January 2017 (cover art on left below) and our second issue in April 2017 issue (cover art on right below).

 

In addition to the magazine, we publish a flash story (1,000 words or shorter) each week in our online Weekly Flash series.   

As you can tell, the magazine has a lot of moving parts. We're trying to keep costs down by doing everything we can by ourselves, but there are many expenses that we cannot avoid. Our most important expense is paying our authors. 

With the money we raised from our first KickStarter campaign, we were able to fund our first two issues, but now we need to find a way to pay for our next two issues. This is where you come in!

Would you consider helping us out? Your support would mean so much to us and our authors. Plus, you'll get some nifty rewards as a token of our appreciation. Check out the reward levels on the right hand side bar of this page.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Risks and challenges

There's not much money in short fiction publishing. Although we have some subscribers and supporters now, it's not enough to sustain the publication for longer than a couple months. Although I am willing to self-fund Empyreome through the first year, the ongoing success of the publication depends on support from people like you.

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    First Two eBook Issues

    Receive eBooks of our first two issues of Empyreome.

    Includes:
    • eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE) of Empyreome Volume 1 Issue 1
    • eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE) of Empyreome Volume 1 Issue 2
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    1-Year eBook Subscription

    Receive a 1-year eBook subscription (4 issues) to Empyreome Magazine.

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    • 1-year eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE) subscription to Empyreome
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    1-Year Sub + Anthology + Extra Issue

    Receive a 1-year eBook subscription (4 issues: April 17 to April 18) to Empyreome, plus an eBook copy of our annual anthology, plus an eBook copy of our January 2017 issue.

    Includes:
    • 1-year eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE) subscription to Empyreome
    • eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE) of Empyreome Annual Anthology
    • eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE) of Empyreome Volume 1 Issue 1
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    Partner Package

    As a partner in supporting Empyreome, you'll receive everything in the previous reward categories, plus you'll be mentioned by name on our Partner Page on our website and in our next issue.

    Includes:
    • 1-year eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE) subscription to Empyreome
    • eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE) of Empyreome Annual Anthology
    • eBook (PDF, EPUB, MOBI/KINDLE) of Empyreome Volume 1 Issue 1
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