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Q U A N T A

3/17/93

WHAT IS QUANTA?

    Quanta is the electronically produced and distributed magazine of
    science fiction and fantasy.  As such, each issues is packed with
    fiction from amateur and professional authors from around the
    world and across the net.  It is distributed for FREE across
    computer networks (mainly the Internet, BITnet and UUCP).  It is
    published in two formats (PostScript for printing to  PostScript
    compatible laserprinters, and straight ASCII text).

    Since Quanta has no income, it can't currently pay writers for
    their submissions.  However, Quanta currently goes out to over
    2200 subscribers, a higher subscriber base than many small-press
    journals, and this number continues to rise every day.  Quanta
    continues to receive recognition, most recently garnering second
    runner up in the category of "Regular Literary Publications" in
    the Disktop Publishing Association's "Digital Quill" awards (see
    the March, 1993 issue of Analog magazine for an article
    describing these awards which also discusses other electronic
    publishing issues).


SUBSCRIPTIONS

    To receive more info on Quanta, or to be added to the distribution
    list, send mail to one of the following addresses, depending on which
    version of the magazine you'd like to receive.

                  quanta+request-postscript@andrew.cmu.edu
                     quanta+request-ascii@andrew.cmu.edu

                                      or

                   quanta+request-postscript@andrew.BITNET
                     quanta+request-ascii@andrew.BITNET

    Send mail only -- no interactive messages or files please. Note that
    if you subscribe with a letter sent over BITNET, you will have the
    magazine sent to you as a file over BITNET, whereas if you subscribe
    with a letter sent over the Internet, the magazine will be sent to
    you as a series of mail messages.

    Also, if you request it, I will put you on the "FTP" list which means
    you will get a notice when a new issue comes out, directing you how to
    pick it up from one of the servers.  This is to save wear and tear on
    mailer machines and to generally spread the load of distribution over
    a wider area.


SUBMISSIONS

    Quanta publishes anything and everything from short-short pieces to
    large multi-part novellas or serials.  Since Quanta is primarily a
    magazine of science fiction, there should be some science fiction
    content in the story, however, for our purposes, "science fiction" is
    defined very broadly.  The most important factor for any submission is
    good story telling.  A ripping good story with only marginal
    science-fiction content is much more likely to be printed than a story
    with heavy SF content that is badly written.  Please do NOT send any
    stories which use pre-made, possibly copyrighted, characters or
    settings (such as Star Trek stories, or continuations to the
    Apprentice Adept series).  Stories that don't "fit in" to a niche, or
    that are written in an off-beat or otherwise interesting narratorial
    style are always welcome.

    Send any submissions to quanta@andrew.cmu.edu.  Plain Text format or
    RTF are prefered, but any file format is acceptable.


BACK ISSUES:

   There are three FTP archives for Quanta issues and back issues:

   Host:                    IP#:                      Directory:
   ______________________________________________________________________
   export.acs.cmu.edu       (128.2.35.66)             /pub/quanta
   ftp.eff.org              (192.88.144.4)            /journals/Quanta
   lth.se*                  (130.235.16.3)            /documents/Quanta
   catless.newcastle.ac.uk* (128.240.150.127)         /pub/Quanta

   * European service only

   In all cases, use login name of "anonymous" and type your mailing
   address as the password. When FTPing these files, make sure to select
   BINARY transfer mode (usually by typing "binary" at the ftp> prompt).

   Back issues may also be obtained over AFS from the directory:
                /afs/andrew.cmu.edu/usr5/da1n/Quanta/Archive

   Ascii back issues are also available by Gopher on the Carnegie Mellon
   gopher server at gopher-srv.acs.cmu.edu (port 70).

   If you have any questions or problems concerning FTP sites, the AFS
   directory or the Gopher server, please mail them to quanta+@andrew.cmu.edu
   so I can check up on them.


COMPUSERVE:

   Quanta is also available on Compuserve in the "Zines from the Net" area
   of the EFF Forum (accessed by typing "GO EFFSIG").


If you have any questions about Quanta, don't hesitate to send them to
quanta+@andrew.cmu.edu and I'll try my best to answer them...

Daniel K. Appelquist
Editor, Quanta

| quan*ta \'kwant-a\
|   1. The increments or parcels into which many forms of energy 
|      are subdivided.
|   2. The award-winning online fiction journal, specializing in
|      Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Since October of 1989, Quanta has been publishing new, fresh fiction
from amateur and professional writers from around the world and across
the Net.  Currently, Quanta goes out to over 2500 subscribers
world-wide.  Last year, Quanta garnered runner up in the Digital
Publishing Association's "Digital Quill Awards".  This year, Quanta is
even better, with a higher standard of fiction than ever before, not
to mention artwork and design.

HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE?

    Quanta is FREE to all network subscribers.  To subscribe, send a
    message to one of the following e-mail addresses:

      quanta-request-ascii@andrew.cmu.edu

                         -- to be ADDED to the ASCII TEXT
                            distribution list.

      quanta-request-postscript@andrew.cmu.edu

                         -- to be ADDED to the PostScript
                            distribution list.

    In the subject header or in the body of the message include the words:

    "SUBSCRIBE MAIL" -- to be added to the MAIL subscription list, where
                        each issue is sent to you as a series of email
                        messages

    "SUBSCRIBE NOTICE" -- to be added to the NOTICE subscription list, where
                          you will receive a notification via e-mail when 
                          a new issue is released, instructing you where
                          you can find it on FTP, Gopher and other online
                          services such as CompuServe and America Online.

    Subscription requests that are not in this format may not be
    properly processed.

    Subscribers to online services such as CompuServe and America
    Online will be automatically subscribed to the "NOTICE" subscription
    list because of size constraints placed on incoming mail by these
    services.

    The PostScript edition of Quanta is sent as UNIX compressed,
    uuencoded file, split up into chunks of less then 64K each.
    Utilities exist for most system types (UNIX, Macintosh, IBM, Amiga,
    etc...) to decode these files.

    For more general subscription information (if you have a question or
    a special request) send mail to:

      quanta-request@andrew.cmu.edu

IS QUANTA LOOKING FOR SUBMISSIONS?

    Yes!  Quanta is always looking for fiction and non-fiction (articles,
    reviews, etc...) from new and already-published authors.  Quanta
    publishes anything and everything from short-short pieces to large
    multi-part novellas or serials.  Since Quanta is primarily a magazine
    of science fiction, there should be some science fiction content in
    the story, however, for our purposes, "science fiction" is defined
    very broadly.  The most important factor for any submission is good
    story telling.  I'm more inclined to print a sensational story with
    only marginal science-fiction content than a story with heavy SF
    content that is badly written.  Please do NOT send any stories which
    use prefabricated, possibly copyrighted, characters or settings
    (such as Star Trek stories, or continuations to the Apprentice
    Adept series).  Stories that don't "fit in" to a niche, or that are
    written in an off-beat or otherwise interesting narratorial style are
    always welcome.

    Send any submissions to quanta@andrew.cmu.edu with the word
    "SUBMISSION" in the the subject line.  Plain Text format or RTF are
    prefered, but any file format is acceptable.

WHERE CAN I FIND QUANTA BACK ISSUES?

  FTP:

    For one, they may be found on any one of a number of FTP servers.
    Some of these are:

    export.acs.cmu.edu             /pub/quanta
    etext.archive.umich.edu        /pub/Zines/Quanta
    catless.newcastle.ac.uk*       /pub/Quanta
    lth.se*                        /documents/Quanta

    * European service only.

    All these servers will carry both the PostScript and the ASCII version
    of Quanta issues.  A .Z after the filename indicates a UNIX compressed
    file.  When FTPing compressed files, be sure to set for binary
    transfer mode beforehand (usually by typing "binary" at the "ftp>"
    prompt).

  Gopher:

    ASCII back issues may also be found on the Carnegie Mellon Gopher
    server at gopher-srv.acs.cmu.edu, port 70, in the Archives directory.

  Pay Services:

    On Compuserve, issues are available in the "Zines from the Net" area
    of the EFF Forum (accessed by typing GO EFFSIG). On America Online,
    issues may be found in the Science Fiction Club section.  Note that I
    don't have an account on either of these services, so I have no
    control over what appears there.