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by Randy Hulshizer
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 22453

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm not in yet, but I will be! I've been away a long time... So many things have changed. No more Jibber Jabber. Sigh.
by Randy Hulshizer
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12314

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Hi all,

Just FYI. Empyreome Magazine is on hiatus until May 2018. We will reopen submissions at that time for our July issue.

Cheers,
Randy Hulshizer
Editor-in-chief
by Randy Hulshizer
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 881484

Re: Success!

I have a tiny story up today at Every Day Fiction:

https://everydayfiction.com/a-slice-best-served-hot-by-randy-hulshizer/
by Randy Hulshizer
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35808

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Shoot. I really thought I was going to make it in this quarter. Life has a way of getting in the way sometimes. Well, I do still have a few days...
wotf004
by Randy Hulshizer
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 881484

Re: Success!

J'nae Rae wrote:wotf054
I've sold a humorous flash piece to Empyreome. Thank you Randy!

wotf024


wotf006 J'nae's story, Nine-Tenths, is now live at Empyreome:

http://empyreome.com/read.aspx?id=40
by Randy Hulshizer
Wed May 10, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 21004

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

However... Flame Tree have a habit of sending acceptances first, rejections after (you can see the pattern on the recent responses on the Grinder). Yeah, this is a procedure that I really don't understand... As someone who helps run a small press, we send out rejections on stories that we know we c...
by Randy Hulshizer
Wed May 10, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 21004

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

MattDovey wrote:However... Flame Tree have a habit of sending acceptances first, rejections after (you can see the pattern on the recent responses on the Grinder).


Yeah, this is a procedure that I really don't understand...
by Randy Hulshizer
Wed May 10, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 21004

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

jficke13 wrote:I'm not familiar with the Submission Grinder, where it says "Pending Responses" is that the # of logged submissions not yet reported as accepted or rejected?


Yes
by Randy Hulshizer
Fri May 05, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Flash Story by WotF Vol 33 winner Ville Meriläinen up at Empyreome
Replies: 0
Views: 1777

Flash Story by WotF Vol 33 winner Ville Meriläinen up at Empyreome

This isn't about an interview, but I figured it would be the best place to post it. A new flash story by WotF vol. 33 winner Ville Meriläinen is now up at Empyreome Magazine (my publication). For those who are interested, you can read the story here: http://empyreome.com/read.aspx?id=36 . Do you hav...
by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2676
Views: 514292

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone, another newbie here - first sub was Q4 2016, which I just found out made finalist! *faints* I'm pretty certain this was just beginner's luck though since after poking around on this site I found out that flash pieces are a tough sell, and my story was only 1,000 words. Still, feeling t...
by Randy Hulshizer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Writing help
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Writing help

It's definitely spam wotf23
by Randy Hulshizer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12314

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Quick update:
Less than a week to submit a story for Empyreome's July issue. Flash submissions are always open. You can find links in the thread above.
wotf009
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 881484

Re: Success!

J'nae Rae wrote:wotf054
I've sold a humorous flash piece to Empyreome. Thank you Randy!

wotf024


We're very glad you submitted your story! wotf008
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35808

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Finished the first draft of the story I think I'll probably submit for this quarter. The fun is over. Now the work begins. wotf004
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Shunting me off
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Re: Shunting me off

This site is still shunting me off to the page that says I have made too many attempts to sign in and need to answer a question. We are talking once in three days or so. I find that it does that any time I log in on an incognito window. Most likely requires cookies, and incognito-mode won't store c...
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12314

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Hi fellow forumites, wotf006 Just an update for those who are interested. The July issue of Empyreome is filling up fast, but there are still a couple slots left (preferably for stories between 3,000 and 6,000 words). Here's how to submit: http://empyreome.com/submissions.aspx In addition to stories...
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35808

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

It felt weird missing the last quarter, so I'm more determined than ever to make it in this quarter! Getting my ideas together now...
wotf013
by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How *NOT* to Handle Rejection
Replies: 4
Views: 8678

How *NOT* to Handle Rejection

Some of you know that a few friends and I started a little magazine ( http://empyreome.com ) recently. Things have been great, but our site has already been attacked numerous times. About a month ago, someone broke in and injected malicious code into some pages. I was able to detect the attack early...
by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12314

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Submissions are now open for Empyreome Magazine's July 2017 issue:

by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12314

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Submissions are now closed for Empyreome's April issue and will reopen on March 1 for the July issue. Flash submissions are still open.
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12314

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Thanks Amos and Rachael
by Randy Hulshizer
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12314

Re: Empyreome Magazine

First issue is now available:

http://empyreome.com/issue.aspx?id=2017_January

We have recorded one of the stories as an audio podcast:

http://empyreome.com/audio.aspx

You can also purchase eBooks here:

http://empyreome.com/subscribe.aspx
by Randy Hulshizer
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 34
Replies: 19
Views: 4146

Re: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Submitted December 31, 2016 at 16:52 EST
Rejected March 9, 2017
by Randy Hulshizer
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12314

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Hi Friends, Submissions are now open for Empyreome Magazine's April 2017 issue: http://empyreome.com/submissions.aspx More info about what we're looking for: Empyreome is seeking original works of short fiction with up to 10,000 words (<7,000 preferred). Stories with 1,000 words or fewer will be con...
by Randy Hulshizer
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Grinder Restored from Back-UP....
Replies: 3
Views: 8573

Re: Grinder Restored from Back-UP....

I also appreciate their free service. Having run several online services in my long history of various activities, this is a bit of a mess, though. Not being critical. Just observing. We've all (at least I have) failed to backup critical data numerous times.
by Randy Hulshizer
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12314

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Thanks for the update. wotf007 I may well have some stories to submit to you by December. I've only got three finished at the moment, one's awaiting a verdict here, one I *should* hear back on by the 15th, and one is probably going to be in limbo for ages. Thanks, Peony. We'll look forward to them....
by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12314

Re: Empyreome Magazine

For anyone who is interested, submissions for the January 2017 issue are closed. They will reopen for the April 2017 issue on December 1, 2016. Submissions for flash fiction are always open.

http://empyreome.com/submissions.aspx

wotf009
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Persistent Visions
Replies: 16
Views: 12053

Re: Persistent Visions

amoskalik wrote:
Ishmael wrote:Not being a Twitter subscriber I was prompted to look by these remarks. I agree. Unprofessional behaviour.


I agree as well. Don't mock the slush, not in public anyway.


Amen. Very unprofessional.

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