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Now Accepting Submissions – July/August

It’s that time again!

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We are always looking for art, photography, creative writing, roleplaying stories, interesting locations, science fiction events, and more!

If you’re interesting in participating in July or August’s issues, you can fill out this
handy participation form to let us know! If you have any questions, you can IM tara.milneaux in-world or email tara@brightmetallic.com!

We will be accepting submissions for these issues until the deadline on: July 22, 2016

Because of the summer season here in the northern hemisphere, and our staff needing a well-deserved vacation, we will be taking a pseudo-hiatus for the months of June and July and releasing a double issue in August. You can still send submissions as usual during this time, and we will still be responsive.

Now here’s the scoop:

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Info. for Bloggernauts
Info. for Contributors
Info. for Event Organizers

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Bright Metallic #18 – Now Available!

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Greetings, citizens! It’s time for the June issue of Bright Metallic Magazine!

This month, we have a cover by the ever-talented owner of Poseidon Poses, Gryphon Vendetta!

RoblemVR returns with a new installment of VR News!

We have a special gift this month from Nanite Systems of Eisa Colony, and another installment of Return of the Marquise!

Folly (bitterpanacea) scares me again with the short story, Perfect Saturday.

We have the winner of the LEA10 Fashion Show, Wicca Merlin!

Our Security Correspondents, Nat & Joey, are alive and well, but are they in danger in this episode of The Adventures of Nat & Joey?

Find out how YOU can become an elected official at Metroplex17.

We also have an excerpt from Last Front Ear by Alazarin Mobius of The Invisible Band.

And a teaser of the new Bright Metallic HAB-16, currently being installed at SL13B.

Once again, we have an installment of Space Exploration with the adventurous Aly Dragovar!

Pick up your copy at any of the in-world kiosk locations or…
at our our newly improved corporate office!

(Or read it on the web here.)

Now Accepting Submissions – June!

It’s that time again!

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We are always looking for art, photography, creative writing, roleplaying stories, interesting locations, science fiction events, and more!

If you’re interesting in participating in June’s issue, you can fill out this
handy participation form to let us know! If you have any questions, you can IM tara.milneaux in-world or email tara@brightmetallic.com!

We will be accepting submissions for this issue until the deadline on: May 28, 2016

Now here’s the scoop:

General Info
Info. for Advertisers
Info. for Bloggernauts
Info. for Contributors
Info. for Event Organizers

Requesting a Kiosk
Sim Fair Info
FAQ

Staff & Contact Info.
Flickr Group
Facebook Page
Twitter

Bright Metallic #17 – Now Available!

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Greetings, Citizens! It’s time for the May issue of Bright Metallic Magazine!

This month, we have a cover by your beloved literary robot overlord, Tara De Vries! After this many issues, I’ve finally given up my oath to not do a cover for the magazine I hold so dear, after encouragement to do so by some of our supporters.

Information on the 1st Annual Bright Metallic Sci-Fi Sim Fair, where we’ll have DJs, contests, chances to mingle with the sims’ staff and more!

RoblemVR returns with a new installment of VR News!

An eerily possible forewarning from Folly (BitterPanacea).

A photo by Naomi Afterthought for Metroplex 17, and a preview of the current conflict in the Plex.

Part 2 of Otaku by snakeappletree.

More photos from the talented Ashley Carter of VOIDAR
(who you can now support on Patreon!)

Another adventure with our Expedition Leader, Aldheide Dragovar, in this month’s Space Exploration.

Pick up your copy at any of the in-world kiosk locations or…
at our our newly improved corporate office!

(Or read it on the web right here.)

Now Accepting Submissions – May

It’s that time again!

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We are always looking for art, photography, creative writing, roleplaying, interesting locations, science fiction events, and more!

If you’re interesting in participating in April’s issue, you can fill out this
handy participation form to let us know! If you have any questions, you can contact tara.milneaux in-world or email tara@brightmetallic.com!

We will be accepting submissions for this issue until the deadline on: April 27, 2016

Now here’s the scoop:

General Info
Info. for Advertisers
Info. for Bloggernauts
Info. for Contributors
Info. for Event Organizers

Requesting a Kiosk
Sim Fair Info
FAQ

Staff & Contact Info.
Flickr Group
Facebook Page
Twitter

Bright Metallic #16 – Now Available!

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Greetings, Citizens! It’s time for the April issue of Bright Metallic Magazine!

This month, we have a cover from recurring contributor and friend of the magazine, Raven Chambers!

Information on the Open Day at USS Menelaus, when you can visit and EVEN SIT IN THE CAPTAIN’S CHAIR.

More photos from the talented Ashley Carter of VOIDAR.

Some photos straight out of Metroplex 17.

Part 3 of the ongoing story, Return of the Marquise, from Eisa Colony.

Our Bloggernaut this month is Vix Miggins!

The 1st Annual Bright Metallic Sci-Fi Sim Fair is still accepting applications.

A stunning photo by Riowyn Magwell.

A mini-story called Otaku, Pt 1 by snakeappletree.

A new set of destinations to visit with our Expedition Leader, Aldheide Dragovar.

And finally, the wrap-up for the 2016 SL Sci-Fi Con!

Pick up your copy at any of the in-world kiosk locations or…
at our BRAND NEW Eisa Colony Office!

(Or read it on the web right here.)

2016 SL Sci-Fi Convention Now Open!

You can now pick up the exclusive LIMITED EDITION cover of Issue #15!

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It’s that time again! The new Bright Metallic Satellite, BMSAT-16, is now in stable orbit at the 2016 SL Sci-Fi Convention!

Don’t worry about that star being so close, because we’re providing sunscreen!

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We also have some items for sale with 100% of the proceeds going to Relay for Life!

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You can find out more about the convention on their website.
And you can see the schedule for the Milky Way Cabaret here!

Now Accepting Submissions – April

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We’re a little late opening submissions this much because of the Sci-Fi Convention & the website overhaul, but here we go!

April’s issue will be a wrap-up of the 2016 Science Fiction Convention in support of Relay for Life of Second Life.

We are always looking for art, photography, creative writing, roleplaying, interesting locations, science fiction events, and more!

If you’re interesting in participating in April’s issue, you can fill out this
handy participation form to let us know!

We will be accepting submissions for this issue until the deadline on: March 29, 2016

Now here’s the scoop:

General Info
Info. for Advertisers
Info. for Bloggernauts
Info. for Contributors
Info. for Event Organizers

Requesting a Kiosk
Sim Fair Info
FAQ

Staff & Contact Info.
Flickr Group
Facebook Page
Twitter

Bright Metallic #15 – Now Available!

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Greetings, Citizens! It’s time for the March 2016 issue of Bright Metallic Magazine!

This month has not just one, but TWO covers by the talented Wren Noir Cerise! You can see the first one at aaaany kiosk around the grid, but to get the other mystery cover, you’re going to have to come to the 2016 SL Sci-Fi Convention in support of Relay for Life of Second Life! More details inside this very issue. How handy!

This month, we have a beautiful skin as a gift, provided by Stargazer Creations!

We also have more info on the brand new sci-fi event, Multiverse, which opens today!

Another tale of warning from Folly (BitterPanacea).

A set of photographs by Gryphon Vendetta to inspire you to ponder the question, “When does servitude become slavery and will we recognise it when it occurs?”

The next installment of the multi-part story, Return of the Marquise!

Our newest Bloggernaut is Rainbow Mubble!

“Prisms of Pollution”, a photo by friend of the magazine, The Gentleman Dystopic!

Timeline jumping with Snakeappletree in Comfort Zones.

Another installment of Space Exploration with our very own Aldheide Dragovar. This time she’s taking us club hopping!

Pick it up at your favorite Bright Metallic Kiosk Location or at one of the Bright Metallic Offices.

(Or read it the web version!)

Note: If you were one of the first 5 people to pick up the magazine before I added this note, you are one of the proud owners of an issue with a mistake in it! It is now fixed.