Pan's Eye View - "Wanted: Submissions"
by Marcus Pan
I'm sure all my readers have noticed the drop in size in
Legends since its "technological facelift." This is not due to a reduction in
the articles and materials that go into each issue. It is attributed to the
amount of space that was taken up on a page with hand-written versus printed
text. This has not only dropped an issue's size considerably, but also has
dropped the time required to create each issue. I hope the reduction in an
issue's size does not bother some since what goes into each issue remains the
same (and in some cases increases).
I have gotten nothing but positive feedback concerning the
switch from hand-written issues to computerized issues. All readers seem to
approve of the change in the magazine and accept it willingly. However, I seem
to be going through more material each month trying to keep Legends as close to
its original physical size as possible and I'm going to need help doing this. I
need as much and as many contributions and submissions of articles, literature,
poetry and artwork as possible. I have asked this many times both verbally and
written in the magazine itself, but it seems that's not enough. I'm going to
start naming names.
One of the people nearly as involved in the production of
this little rag I call a magazine is a familiar name to many of you. Jaken
Steele has been returned to Assistant Editor status on the magazine's staff and
his contributions of artwork has been exceptional in recent months. His artwork
has graced the pages of this magazine for a long time now and continues to do
so. I am hoping to soon see the continuing saga of the Last Warrior which is
long overdue as well as a new series readers can expect which will become a new
department responsible for reviewing the latest (and not so latest) music to
hit the gothic, industrial and metal scenes. So I hope to see both the Last
Warrior and the music reviews soon, Jaken. And pencil some of your poetry when
you find the time. I remember them being very good and we haven't had any in
Another person you may have seen though not as often goes by
the pen name of Shaft. His artwork appeared on a few covers as well as within
the magazine, and you have read some of his poetry. I am hoping to receive more
of his delusional, surrealistic works in both the poetic and artistic vein soon
so please, Shaft, send more.
My newest contributor, Amanda Dailey, you will see in
upcoming months with her first full page piece entitled "Killing Time." I am
hoping to receive more work from her just as soon as she is capable of putting
pencil to paper. I enjoy her work very much and you will too when it debuts in
Legends. So keep sending things in, Amanda.
I also was hoping to expect some poetry from one person
known as the Shrink. He keeps telling me he has been writing poetry for some
time, so I am hoping this will get him to send some of it in for Legends.
That's all the names I can throw at you right now. It is
very easy to get articles and artwork to me. One way is the all-too-popular
snail mail (U.S. Post) system. Put some pages of art and/or literature in an
envelope (both typed and handwritten accepted so long as it is readable) and
mail it to Legends Magazine, 4500 Bordentown Ave., Suite 159, Sayreville,
NJ, 08872. You can also mail a 3 ½" disk with your literature on it
to the same address. The file should be a simple ASCII text file. Other ways to
get your work to me include faxing it
page me first at (732)
777-4227 to have this done. And the third and final way to get your work to
me is to send it over the Information Dirt Road to the Internet mail address
firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include a U.S. Post mail address to send you a
copy of Legends in which your work appears.
So, let's see that work start pouring in people! Let's all
help keep Legends alive. We can only go UP.