@Cain, thanks that sounds great, just send me a msg or an e-mail whenever you've got it done. By the way, would you mind if I included five or six of your Rules for Life, to use as a recurring "Cain's Rules for Life" piece throughout the issue?
@Ratssinis, thats a good question, so far between material that has been submitted specifically (in hand) and permissions I've gotten for previously written material, I've got a grand total of:
The Parable of Steve and the [untitled story] Apocalist (plus illustration), by Nigel
The Voice and the Void, by Xila [Reyna Perucca]
What it Means to be a Self-Reliant American in 2010-20XX, by dimo
The Year of the Rat (#TBD), by TGRR
The Crazy Prepared Series, by Richter
[The Fascist Virus, The Deep State by Cain]
Dystopic Deedee, by Effigy Power
Prof. Peculiar, by Vonny NasamotoNuclear Holocaust Instructions
by The Ratssinis
And also, I have permission to use illustrations by Cramulus, Hoopla and Lysergic, and possibly the nuclear parody by Enki.
I am also waiting on content/permissions from a few other people. I don't want to use anything without specific permission, even off the free content threads, so if I can't get a hold of somebody for permission I won't be using it.
It seems like it's looking pretty good for now, although I'm still hoping to get a couple more fiction/articles. I'm pretty set for illustrations and such, if it turns out I don't have enough to pad the issue there is tons of public domain stuff out there. Although if anybody wants to submit more of those there is plenty of room.
I'm still planning to get it out by Valentine's Day, but if you've got a great story that's going to take just a bit longer to finish, let me know and I'll be happy to work with you.