About this project
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Support this project
- (45 days)