Planet Magazine: "We never Metaverse We Didn't Like"
Planet Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3; September 1995 (this is the 7th issue)
Web page: <http://www.planetmag.com>
Editor & Publisher
Andrew G. McCann <email@example.com>
Doug Houston <DCHouston@aol.com>
Cover Artist/Web Page Design
Romeo Esparrago <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"Betty Broom - Alas, at last, a lass..." Tools: Mac Performa 578, Painter, Wacom ArtZ tablet, and lotsa cheesecake.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS PLANET MAGAZINE?
Planet Magazine is a free quarterly 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. 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 brought down the Atlanteans and their alabaster-towered oceanic empire. And the Dark Gods laffed. And laffed. And laffed.
Anyway, Planet is globally distributed in electronic form (text and full-color versions) via American Online, CompuServe, eWorld, New York Mac Users Group (NYMUG) BBS, and Cthulhu knows where else. We guess that total circulation is something like 500 per issue. Feel free to pass this magazine along electronically or as a single printout, as long as you don't charge for it or alter it in any way. We welcome submissions (details below). Planet Magazine does not carry any advertising or offer a subscription service (but it can always be found every third month in certain locations; see below). Letters to the editor are welcome and are likely to be printed. Send questions or comments to email@example.com.
Planet Magazine accepts original short stories, poems, one-act plays, and odds-and-ends (use the lengths in this issue as guidelines), as well as original accompanying illustrations. We prefer unpublished SF, fantasy, horror, poetry, humor, etc., by beginning or little-known writers (we tend to eschew stories published in other e-zines, as well as porno, gore, and mainframe software manuals). Because this e-mag is free and operates on a budget of $0.86 per annum, we can't afford to pay anything except the currency of free publicity and life-enhancing good vibes (of course, that and $4.06 will get you a small House Fried Rice to go, but it's still a great leap forward to see your name in print).
Story submissions: Send stories, poems, etc., as StuffIt- or ZipIt-compressed ASCII text files to firstname.lastname@example.org. Two submissions max at a time, please.
Illustration submissions: Send only one or two illustrations per story as separate, stuffed and binhexed 16-color, 16-gray, or B&W pict files to email@example.com. We're open to cover ideas (holiday, seasonal, topical themes are best); query first.
Planet is distributed in four electronic versions -- HTML Web version (what you're looking at now), text-only (readable by Windows or Macintosh or other, using a word-processing program), Acrobat PDF (full-color version readable by Windows or Mac or other, using the free, downloadable Acrobat Reader), and DOCmaker (full-color version with sounds, readable by Mac only; needs no other software). Some of these files may be compressed with StuffIt (a .sit file), as well as binhexed (.hqx); you'll need StuffIt Expander, or similar, to decompress them. This zine can be downloaded from the following sources, among others:
At 2400 baud, the text file takes a few minutes to download, while the DOCmaker file takes about 15 minutes (set your modem to "stun"). At 9600, though, the DOCmaker version takes only about 5 minutes to download. At 14400 bps, download 'em all. The DOCmaker version is the coolest (starting with Planet 1.3, you can click on the illustrations and get a special surprise).
Planet Magazine as a whole, including all text, design, and illustrations, is copyright (c) 1995 by Andrew G. McCann. However, all individual stories and poems in this magazine are copyright (c) 1995 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 has been registered with the Copyright Office of the U.S. Library of Congress since the inaugural January-March 1994 issue. 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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, ClarisWorks 4.0, Tex-Edit Plus 1.3.4, Claris Home Page, and Adobe Exchange 2.0. Text is Arial; the logotypes are Times New Roman. Illustrations done in Poser, Color It! 3.0 and Painter. Every issue guaranteed treated with ChakraGard. *