I'm pleased to announce that one of my non-Empyrean short stories, "The Morrison Hotel", has been accepted for publication in an upcoming edition of The First Line literary magazine ( http://www.thefirstline.com ).
This good news is Empyrean Dreams related in several ways. First, there's the fascinating coincidence that my first commercially published story shares a common theme with my first self-published story, on this site: Artificial Intelligence. Take a look at "AIIA", if you haven't read it already. I was actually thinking about Pangur Ban, the protagonist of "AIIA", when I wrote about the eponymous Morrison Hotel, so they're practically half-siblings.
Second, there's a chance the publication will mention this site in my biography. If you're reading here, now, thanks to The First Line, then welcome! I hope you'll find much to enjoy among my past writings in this shared setting. I also hope you'll read and enjoy the work by my co-creator, Ariana.
For those who were already readers here, take a look at The First Line. The journal itself is a fascinating concept and you'll find many more short stories to enjoy there.
I'm already working on a story for the Winter issue, though, so if you think of submitting, you'll have some competition.
p.s. I'm actually working on an Empyrean story for a different competition, in a different publication. If that one is accepted, I'll post another update with a pointer. If not... I'll self-publish it here!