Editor & Publisher
Andrew G. McCann
Layout & Illustrations
Andrew G. McCann (cover art: "Halloweenie Cat")
WHAT IS PLANET MAGAZINE?
Planet Magazine is,
believe it or not, a free quarterly (or thirdly) of science fiction,
fantasy, horror, poetry, and humor written by beginning or little-known writers, whom
we hope to encourage in their pursuit of the perfect story. Planet is nationally
distributed in electronic form via American Online, CompuServe, Acorn, and NVN, as well
as in printed form via the editor and his pals. Feel free to pass this magazine along, in an
unaltered state, electronically or as a printout. We welcome submissions (read below for
details on this and other matters). Send any questions or comments to PlanetMag@aol.com.
Planet Magazine accepts
short stories, poems, one-act plays, and odds-and-ends (use
the lengths in this issue as guidelines). We prefer original, unpublished SF, fantasy,
horror, poetry, humor, etc., by beginning or little-known writers (but no porno, gore, or
ads from immigration lawyers, please). Because this e-mag is free and operates on a
budget of $0.39 per annum, we can't afford to pay anything except the currency of free
publicity and life-enhancing good vibes (of course, that and $2.50 will get you a
double-tall cafe mocha with powdered mesquite ash, but it's still a head rush to see your
name in print). To send a submission: query first, whatever that means, then send stories
or poems as Stuffit- or ZipIt-compressed ASCII text files to PlanetMag@aol.com.
WHERE TO FIND THIS MAGAZINE IN OTHER FORMS
Planet is distributed
as a B&W printed magazine and in two electronic versions (simple
and fancy). The e-zine varieties can be downloaded from the following sources:
Online Writers Club Forum (keyword: WRITERS; look for the Writers
Club E-Zines folder in the Writers Club Libraries folder) carries a stuffed, or .sit, text
file (which can be read by Mac or IBM, using some version of StuffIt and a
word-processing program). The WC forum also carries a stand-alone, read-only DOCmaker file that incorporates full color, graphics, and a suitable layout (Mac only);
this file is also available in AOL's Science Fiction & Fantasy Forum (keyword: SCIENCE
FICTION; look for the Sci-Fi Library in the Science Fiction Libraries folder).
Science Fiction & Fantasy Forum (go: SCIENCE FICTION; look in the
Science Fiction literature library) has a .zip file version, which can be read by Mac or
IBM using some form of ZipIt and a word-processing program.
text file is also available in the Acorn BBS's "newsstand," in the
library of the SF forum (go: science fiction), and Cthulhu knows where else.
site for this magazine exists yet, but we haven't tried very hard to find
one. Still, we're open to suggestions.
The text file takes a few
minutes to download at 2400 baud. The DOCmaker file takes about
15-20 minutes to download at 2400 but only about 5 minutes at 9600. The latter option
is the coolest (hint: click on the illustrations).
Planet Magazine as
a whole, including all text, design, and illustrations, is copyright ©
1994 by Andrew G. McCann. However, all individual stories and poems in this magazine
are copyright © 1994 by their respective authors, 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 has been registered with the Copyright Office of
the U.S. Library of Congress. You may freely distribute this magazine electronically on a
noncommercial, nonprofit basis to anyone and/or print one copy for your personal use, but
do not alter or excerpt Planet in any way without direct permission from the publisher
(PlanetMag@aol.com). Planet Magazine is published by Cranberry Street Press,
Brooklyn, N.Y., Andrew G. McCann, publisher.
Composed on an Apple Quadra
605 using DOCmaker 4.1. Text set in 10 point Geneva and 12
point Helvetica; the logotype is Times. Illustrations done in Color It! 2.3.
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