|Planet Magazine: "The Handbook of Galactic Dictators Everywhere!"|
Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1 (the 17th issue)
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WHAT BE PLANET MAGAZINE?
Planet Magazine is a free, award-winning electronic quarterly of short science fiction, fantasy, horror, poetry, and humor written by beginning or little-known writers (mostly), whom we hope to encourage in their pursuit of the perfect tale. There could be other reasons we're doing this, of course, motivations that are obscure and uncomfortable; instincts linked perhaps to primal, nonreasoning urges regarding power and procreation -- the very same forces, no doubt, that sank the Atlanteans and their alabaster-towered oceanic empire. And the Dark Gods laffed.
Planet is internationally
distributed in electronic form (text and full-color versions) via the World
Wide Web (mainly Etext.Org), America Online, CompuServe, and Tin-Foil-Hat
Receptrons. Total circulation is "lotz" per issue worldwide.
Feel free to download this zine or make a single printout, as long as you
don't charge for it or alter it in any way. That would be not only
illegal but also "unfair." Submissions are welcomed (see below).
Planet does not carry advertising or offer a subscription service, but
issues are always available at our Web site. Letters to the editor
are also welcome and are likely to be printed.
SUBMISSIONS POLICY & WRITER GUIDELINES
Planet Magazine accepts original
(preferably unpublished) short science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories,
poems, or one-act plays from anyone (use the lengths in this issue as a
guideline). We will not publish anything we judge to be porno, gore,
or in violation (as far as we are able to tell) of any copyrights (such
as stories that use Star Trek characters). Since Planet is free and
carries no ads, we can't pay anything except the spirit-sustaining currency
of free publicity and life-enhancing good vibes. We also accept original
Formats: Beginning with this issue, Planet Magazine is distributed in Web (HTML) format only, which can be read best with any version 3.0 Web browser or above, such as Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, or Opera (the prior issue is also in Web format.) All previous issues are downloadable in three electronic versions: text-only (for PC or Mac using any word-processing program), Acrobat PDF (full-color version for PC or Mac using the free Acrobat Reader), and DOCMaker (full-color, self-running file with sounds; Mac only).
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Planet Magazine as a whole,
including all text, design, and illustrations, is copyright © 1998
by Andrew G. McCann. However, all individual stories and poems in this
magazine are copyright © 1998 by their respective authors or artists,
who have granted Planet Magazine the right to use these works for this
issue in both electronic and printed forms. All people and events portrayed
in this magazine are entirely fictitious and bear no resemblance to actual
people or events. This publication, along with every past issue of Planet
Magazine, is registered with the Copyright Office of the U.S. Library of
Congress, as are the names "Planet Magazine", "PlanetZine", and "McCann's
Planet Magazine". You may freely distribute this magazine electronically
on a non-commercial, nonprofit basis to anyone and print one copy for your
personal use, but you may not alter or excerpt Planet in any way without
direct permission from the publisher, at email@example.com.
Any unauthorized access, reproduction, or transmission of Planet Magazine
is strictly prohibited by law. Planet Magazine is published by Cranberry
Street Press, Brooklyn, N.Y., USA, Andrew G. McCann, publisher.
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