Info for Contributors

What to Contribute

There are a lot of ways you can contribute to Bright Metallic Magazine!

Photography
If you take photos in Second Life, and want to contribute, There are a couple ways you can do it:
  • Send your unpublished photos in the sci-fi theme to tara@brightmetallic.com
  • Add your photos to the Bright Metallic Flickr Group, and we might pick them for the Flubble feature!
  • Interested in taking photos to illustrate a story, but you don't write? Contact us and let us know! We'll get a hold of you when authors need photos!
Creative Writing
Are you a writer? Want to have your work published in the magazine? We accept these general formats:
  • Short Stories
  • Roleplaying Stories
  • Serials
  • Poetry
  • Informative Articles
Job Opportunities
Want to be more involved? You can see our current job openings here

Ready to contribute? Let us know with this super short form!

 

Rating Guidelines

Bright Metallic is a MATURE publication. May contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language. We follow LL's TOS guidelines about offensive content, along with our own added restrictions. Here are some general guidelines for those in doubt on what we consider unpublishable:

Nudity
Tasteful nudity is allowed. We try to be pretty open-minded on this topic, but generally we will not publish genitalia of either sex. Exposed breast, in moderation, is acceptable, however you'll have to listen to Tara whine about nipples usually being a nightmare.
Violence
Life is violent, we know, but we will not publish anything excessively violent. This is decided on a case-by-case basis, and we're definitely willing to discuss it if you're in doubt.
OOC Drama
Don't try to get us to publish a slanderous rant about the the personal character of a sim owner, store owner, resident, group, clique, organization, etc. We won't do it. If you want to alert us of any nefarious activities, you can send us a private message. If it warrants investigation (such as a scam on residents of a sci-fi community or ripped content), we will look into it and plan further action, if necessary.

 

Tech Specs

Dimensions
One page: 512 x 768
Spread: 1024 x 768

Resolution
300DPI

Note about fonts: All fonts should be PLAIN FONTS. We don't ask this to stifle your creativity, but because we have an international audience. This just makes it so no one has a problem reading your work!

 

Compensation

Our goal is for this to be a mutually beneficial relationship. In general, we do not compensate contributors financially. We do what we do for the love of the genre, and we rely on readers and contributors who share that passion. However, if you have an event, store, club, or something else you would like advertised in the magazine, please let us know! In most cases, we’re happy to do it! If you feel you need some other sort of compensation, I’ll be happy to discuss it with you.

 

Restrictions

Generally, all we ask is that your content be fitting to the magazine. This includes a fairly wide range. Pure science fiction, cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, steampunk…the list goes on. Unless it is a special issue, there will not be a “theme” you’re asked to adhere to, other than the general and rating guidelines. If you’re not sure if your content will be appropriate, feel free to ask us! We will also not promote any items that we know to be IP infringing content or "rips".

 

Questions & Contact

If you have any questions or need any clarifications on these points, there are a variety of contact options:

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Inspiration

"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."

Issac Asimov

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