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Q U A N T A
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Plain Text format or
RTF are prefered, but any file format is acceptable.
There are three FTP archives for Quanta issues and back issues:
Host: IP#: Directory:
export.acs.cmu.edu (18.104.22.168) /pub/quanta
ftp.eff.org (22.214.171.124) /journals/Quanta
lth.se* (126.96.36.199) /documents/Quanta
catless.newcastle.ac.uk* (188.8.131.52) /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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
so I can check up on them.
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
email@example.com and I'll try my best to answer them...
Daniel K. Appelquist
| 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:
-- to be ADDED to the ASCII TEXT
-- to be ADDED to the PostScript
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
"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
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
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:
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
Send any submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
For one, they may be found on any one of a number of FTP servers.
Some of these are:
* 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>"
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.
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.