Aphelion Issue 278, Volume 26
November 2022
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Short Stories
Flash Fiction
Submission Guidelines
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Flash Writing Challenge
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Welcome to the direct descendant of Dragon's Lair Webzine:

Issue #14!

Issue 14, Volume 2 -- April/May '98

Issue 15 will be online June 1st. ([|8^)

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Since January 27th 1997

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The banner above provides a link to Allan Cole's website where you may find out more about his work. You can also find links to the other recipients of this award.

Welcome back for our 14th issue! I'm finally through with the whole issue! Sorry I had to delay so long. Its my own fault, I spent too much time working on a novel and not enough time working on Aphelion. This is a big issue- I have 38 stories ready so far, and there are at least some more sections of my own serialized story that I'm still working on. I'll be adding them as I finish them. Once again I appologise for the delays. If anyone would like to become an Assistant Editor, just e-mail me! It really looks like I'll have to discontinue the mailing list! If you'd like to be on a mailing list for notification of the update or for the upload of new issues of Aphelion then click here to send me an e-mail. Be sure to put the words Aphelion Mailing List in the Subject line of the e-mail. This mailing list will only be used to notify you of new issues and will never be given out to anyone else... 'cause I hate spam as much as you do! However, the Mailing List has grown to such a size that I've started getting bounced from some servers as if I were sending out spam! (OUCH!) So, I may have to discontinue the mailing list. AOL and some of the other services have already given me problems about the list and refused to deliver the messages- if you're on AOL and haven't been recieving the "New Issue" notices, that's why. I'm sending, but they won't let me get through! Unless things improve I'll have to drop the mailing list.

There is now a Guestbook provided by LPage for you to use as a replacement for the old Lettercol. Use the "Sign my Guestbook" or "View my Guestbook" links near the bottom of this page to access this feature. Thanks for being so patient. I'm still refining the look and options of the guestbook, so keep your eyes open for changes.

I'd like to thank those of you who have sent e-mails for your feedback. Keep those e-mails coming, folks! Without those messages we will never know what we need to improve upon. Hope you like the improvements so far!

We had 2089 Readers visit Aphelion in Febuary/March! WOW! I'm really floored by that count!
Thank you! Please keep coming back for each new issue as it goes online.

Also, there is a banner link to a website where back issues of Aphelion will be stored from now on, at the bottom of this page. You can still see everything that has appeared in the Zine so far.

I have an e-mail address for submissions, click here to submit a story or just read the submission guidlines.

Starting with the last issue (February/March -- #13), Aphelion has shifted to a bi-monthly schedule. I'm sorry if this upsets anyone, but I'm going to have to do this for personal reasons;

  1. I've started working more overtime at my regular job so as to make ready to buy a house.
  2. I've started submitting stories to the paying publishers again and need more time to write.
  3. And I'm fighting a case of burn-out from the workload of producing Aphelion each month.
So you can see that I have to do this in order to keep from shutting Aphelion down entirely. It is my hope that each bi-monthly issue will have as much material as two monthly issues would have had, as well as keeping the quality of the issues high and getting them out on time. I plan on keeping Aphelion running for at least another year or two, after which time I'll review my options and decide on the best course of action. I look forward to the support of the readers and writers- whatever happens in the future, I'm dedicated to doing the best job that I can possibly do.

Thank you all, for you make everything that happens at Aphelion worthwhile.

If you miss the wavefile that played automatically at the start of our first two issues click here to hear it now.

And now, I'll shut up and let you get to reading. Thanks again for visiting. Enjoy yourselves!

Aphelion Staff:

  • Senior Editor, Publisher, Contributing Writer: Dan L. Hollifield
  • Editor Emeritus, Contributing Writer: Roger Bennett
  • Technical Specalist, Columnist: Robert Wynne
  • SFTV Schedule Reporter: Lee Whiteside

Serialized Stories



The replacement Lettercol/Guestbook!

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Guestbook by GuestWorld

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Back Issues:

For a time we will have back issues available for you to read.

These will be removed when space on the new server gets to be too small. Click on the banner below to go to the Back Issues! Thanks for your readership for without you, nothing we do has any meaning.
You can e-mail the Senior Editor by clicking here.

Some folks have asked about submitting Poetry: While we do not publish poetry ourselves, there is someone for the poets to turn to-

A Website run by one of our friends from the DALnet IRC Chat network. Visit #the_WritersClub on DALnet and check out the Writer's Club Webpage if you are poetically inclined. Writer's Club also publishes a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction.

Dragon's Lair Webzine is back! Way to go, Roger! I knew you couldn't stay away for very long. Visit The Dragon's Lair Webzine, our sister publication!

One of our writers, Chad Cottle, has begun his own Webzine called Titan. This banner will take you to visit Chad's "Titan" Webzine.

Another of our writers, D.K Smith, has become the Sci-Fi Editor of a new webzine: The Little Read Writing Hood. This banner will take you to visit The Little Read Writing Hood website.

Sideways to the Mare Inebrium, homepage of Aphelion's Editor: Dan L Hollifield

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Aphelion Webzine is copyright 1997 by Dan L. Hollifield