A Path for Your Mind to Wander
The goals for Pariah are: to be a published magazine, to have paying subscribers to the e-zine and to publish some of the stories within it in book form. Pariah strives to be more multimedia by including fantasy art as well as comic strips to compliment the editorials, serials and short stories. To accomplish this the standards are being raised. Thank you for your willingness to submit and for sharing your imagination with the public.
We cannot currently publish books, although we can serialize novels online. Please keep in mind that all the parts of any book submitted must be available to the reader at the same time, so space limitations on this publications will effect the number of novels we can serialize at one time and the number of parts a novel can be serialized into.
Please do not send us chapters out of order which cannot stand on their own. We do not mind being a showcase for new authors, however, we have an image to maintain in order to keep our readership. Nobody working on Pariah Online Magazine is making anything on this project so it would be unfair to expect us to polish your manuscript for you. If you are looking into publishers, editors or agents, be sure to check out Preditors & Editors to protect your interests.
If you wish to acquire rights for these stories, storylines or characters, you must directly contact the authors. Pariah Online Magazine's editorial staff will do everything within reason to aid in reaching the authors whose work we publish, however, we have our limits for older material. Prevalence on the Internet of the scam known as 'email marketing,' viral infections and just changes in Internet accounts will result in the abandonment of old email accounts for some of our writers.
Send your manuscript as a
simple attachment to the e-mail
for us to examine. Audio files can be submitted in realmedia, ogg or
wav format, however, the submitting author must own the copyright on
all the audio components contained in the audio file. Please
do not submit a reading of your story with background music owned by
This is Who We Are
Pariah is a web based magazine crafted with an eye on the style of science fiction and fantasy which was popular before either editor was born. Modern fiction tends to rely on special effects to overcome the lack of a real storyline. There is also a trend toward soft sci-fi which blocks out even some of the best hard sci-fi. We do not aim for Nostalgia fiction. Our aim is for sci-fi and fantasy from a time when science could actually do anything.
The only bad politics is the belief that there is Correct Politics so we're not into fiction as an attack on question, however, we aim for fiction which is a question. We are the dreamers from whom tomorrow draws life. Ask us only the hard questions, the ones which mean something in the end, and never forget that you're here to tell a good story.
Comments posted on any of the story comment pages will be examined periodically by the editors. Inappropriate posts will be removed. This feature is meant to facilitate communication with authors and their readers and not for verbal warfare.
Our web host CornerNET Internet gateway requests that we keep our rating no higher than R. Although there is no official anti-obscenity stance, we, both with Pariah Online Magazine and with CornerNET Internet Gateway, do not wish to host any. This is "A Path for your Mind to Wander" and we'd like to live up to our slogan. Stimulate minds, not civil discourse.
Pariah Online Magazine would sooner create a new section on one of the two magazines Cop and I keep going than turn away a good story. This is not a place to preach for or against the party line. Real people, who do most of the work of keeping this planet running, come by here to relax after doing real work. Being maligned by the counter-culture or incited to riot by radicals of all persuasions is not part of this goal.
The various sections are:
Pariah Online, for all sci-fi/fantasy stories, and science/tech articles
Wyrde Comics, for all cartoon submissions
Exploring Life's Mysteries with Girdy ("Mysteries" for short), for all essay/humorous commentary selections
Poems, for all poetry
Gallery for all art work.
Mention that it is an article review, and we will include your review with that article
If you wish to be linked, we will do so, the stipulation being that you link us in return. If there are any sections you would like to see, tell us, and we will see if we can make it. If you have a work to submit that does not fit into the classifications above, send it, and we will see if we can find a spot for it.
You retain all rights to your works, and are free to seek publication elsewhere. Both Pariah and FFM are concerned with showing your works and allowing others to critic them. Pariah has a system for allowing comments to stories from casual browsers.
You may submit any work to any member of the Pariah or FFM staff, but it is recommended that:
All works for Pariah Online be submitted to Admiral Coeyman
All works for Wyrde Comics be submitted to Joel "Cop" Furches
All works for Mysteries be submitted to Joel "Cop" Furches
All poems be submitted to Joel "Cop" Furches
All link proposals be submitted to Ian "John Dunbar" Boggs.
All art work be submitted to Ian "John Dunbar" Boggs.
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