If you like Empty Mirror and would like to support it, thank you! Here are some ways to do that.
Support EM with a contribution
Empty Mirror is a run on a very tight budget. There’s no outside funding — EM runs on what comes out of my own very shallow pocket and occasional donations from readers. All contributions go toward the growing costs* of keeping Empty Mirror online. PayPal.me/emptymirrormag
Empty Mirror receives a percentage of every purchase made through the links below.
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Amazon – EM receives a 4% commission on purchases
webhosting and websites:
Mightweb Hosting – Empty Mirror’s very reliable and knowledgable webhost ♥
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Empty Mirror thrives on new work! Submit here.
Submissions are always free. Tip jar submissions are also available through Submittable.
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I’m open to the thought of adding additional readers or editors on a volunteer basis. If you’re interested, please get in touch with me and we’ll talk.
Let me know what you think!
Is there something you like — or don’t like — about the Empty Mirror site? Do you have ideas or want to volunteer? I’d love to hear from you. Email me here.
Empty Mirror would be nothing without its readers. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your interest and for your support.
Wondering what expenses EM incurs? Here are the major ones. Currently, income doesn’t come close to meeting expenses.
- domain names
emptymirrorbooks.com — plus .net & .org
Given EM’s size and number of readers, we have a VPS, which provides more resources than a shared hosting account, but is also much more expensive.
- two site backups
The site is backed up daily to AWS and also to an offline backup drive. This will be used if the site should ever become compromised.
- hosting backup
The entire web hosting account is backed up weekly for easy restoration should something catastrophic happen to our webhost or to the account.
- security software
Necessary to help prevent the situations noted above and others.
- Copyscape Premium
Soon, I’d also like to upgrade our Submittable account to allow for more editors, readers, and submissions. Currently we’re limited to 200 free submissions per month.
Cloudflare helps to keep EM’s pages secure and loading quickly.
- Contributor payments. And, of course, eventually we’d like to be able to pay contributors (that would cost around $3000/year, which isn’t in the cards at present).