Planet Magazine: Tweak our Mission Statement
slightly, and you've got one damn-scary UFO cult!
Planet Magazine, Vol.
10, No. 4 (the 40th issue)
Home Site: http://www.planetmag.com
Mirror Site: http://www.etext.org/Zines/planet
Andrew G. McCann
Royal Scrivener and Staff Robot
Bard of the Empire
What In The World Is
Planet Magazine is the free, award-winning
quarterly Web-zine of short science fiction and fantasy by emerging writers
and digital artists, whom we hope to encourage in their pursuit of the perfect
tale or illustration. 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 has been available electronically via the Worldwide Web and Tin-Foil-Hat
Receptron since its January-March 1994 debut issue. Total circulation is "thousands
'n' thousands" 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 illegal and, quite frankly, "not nice." Submissions
are welcomed (see below). Planet does not carry advertising or offer a subscription
service, but issues are always available at our Web site, with new ones published
every March 1, June 1, September 1, or December 1 (or thereabouts). Letters
to the editor are encouraged and are likely to be printed.
Guidelines For Submissions
Planet accepts original, unpublished,
short science fiction and fantasy stories and poems, as well as digital
art, from anyone famous or unfamous (use the lengths in any recent issue as
a guideline). We are open to the experimental but 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, Star Wars, or Hello Kitty!
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. For full details on submitting stories, poems, or artwork, please visit:
* E-mail text submissions as plain, unformatted files (either as an e-mail
attachment or, if short enough, in the body of the e-mail message) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
One submission at a time, please. Two submissions max.
* E-mail illustration submissions separately as e-mail attachments, but
compress them first using StuffIt, WinZip, or PKZip. Alternatively, you could
send the URL for an image. Images should be 256-color, 16-color, 16-gray, or
B&W GIFs or JPEGs only. Send any questions about illustrations to email@example.com
Planet Magazine is distributed only
in Web (HTML) format, which can be read best with any Web browser, such as Netscape
Navigator, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, iCab, or OmniWeb. Earlier issues
of Planet are also available at our Web site in four other electronic formats:
text (.txt) for any PC or Mac word-processing program; Acrobat (.pdf), a full-color
version for PC or Mac using the free Acrobat Reader); DocMaker, a full-color,
self-running file with sounds for Mac only; and Palm (.prc), a text version
that requires a Palm PDA and a DOC reader like the freeware CSpotRun or PalmReader.
The main place to find Planet is on the Web, either at our home page http://www.planetmag.com
or our mirror site at http://www.etext.org/Zines/planet.
Copyrights & Disclaimers
Planet Magazine as a whole, including
all text, design, and illustrations, is copyright © 2003 by Andrew G. McCann.
However, all individual stories and poems in this magazine are copyright ©
2003 by their respective authors or artists, who have granted Planet Magazine
the right to use these works for this issue in both electronic form and any
resulting print-outs by readers for noncommercial, individual use. 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. Since our first issue, dated January 1994, Planet Magazine has
been freely available via the Internet; a trademark for the name "Planet
Magazine" is pending. You may freely distribute this magazine electronically
on a noncommercial, 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, written
permission from the publisher, who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any unauthorized access, reproduction, or transmission of Planet Magazine, in
whole or part, is strictly prohibited by U.S. federal law and international
copyright law. Planet Magazine is published by Cranberry Street Press, Garden
City, N.Y., USA, Andrew G. McCann, publisher.
This issue was created with Macromedia
Dreamweaver 4.0. The Planet Magazine logo was designed by Romeo A.
Esparrago, Jr., using "Startling" by Dave Bastian, at http://www.davebastian.com/.
(Previous logotypes were in Arquitectura and Times New Roman). The text typeface
is Arial, and in some older issues Helvetica or Geneva. Please visit the guest
artists' Web pages to learn about the tools they used for their illustrations.
Each issue of Planet Magazine is augmented with haptic technologies -- that's
us doing that to you're physical brain.
"Planet Magazine" is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office
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