The Empyrean Chronicles: UPDATE
Special thanks once again to Gabriel Cassata for agreeing to provide the amazing cover art for our first volume.
Submissions have been pouring in and we have right around 25 writers for Volume One. Just as a reminder, there will be other volumes, the Dec 12th deadline is only for Volume One. Any additional submissions will be considered for future volumes. Heck, even some of the submissions we already have might find their way into future volumes. We haven't gotten that far yet.
If you have submitted a story or two and haven't heard from me yet, do not panic. I'm still building the editing documents and will be getting back to everyone. The essential point is that we are compiling right now and one of our esteemed editors will be getting in touch with you within a few weeks.
My personal goal with this project is to provide an exceptional and professionally designed, edited and illustrated collection of fan fiction and art for the Eve community. At zero cost. Believe it or not, this project's roots go back almost three full years and it has simply taken me this long to get around to doing it. My ultimate goal is to get the community excited about the talent we have on hand, and to generate interest in providing these volumes on Amazon as eBooks. I make no bones about that. Whether that happens or not is entirely up to you dear reader. If you enjoy the stories and the art then let CCP know. If the demand is there, then we can move forward. If not, then I'll keep doing them as free PDF downloads. Entirely up to you.
That is the power of this great community of ours. I'm excited about working on this and look forward to reading all of your stories. We still need artists, so if you are interested please let me know.
I've decided that the free PDF version of the book will be made available in traditional 8.5x11 letter format at both print-resolution and screen-resolution versions. Just in case anyone wants to print out a hard copy for themselves.
Onward and upward.