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Capital of Nasty Electronic Magazine


Established 1994 by the CCCP
ISSN: 1482-0471
(Registered with the National Library of Canada, 1997)

Thanks to Nicholas J. Ayling for designing our logo.


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Although CoN has some professional writers and some writers who are professionals, it is not a professional publication. In other words, as with most things on the Internet, don't take us too seriously. CoN is a Canadian-based web-magazine more akin to the personal blog, the vanity press and the amateur writer. It provides a place to exercise writing, programming and, sometimes, thinking. For real journalism and properly researched content we would recommend visiting the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation or reading both the The Globe & Mail and the Toronto Star.

If despite our overall puerility you're still interested in participating, you are welcome to contribute your article to Capital of Nasty. Because we are a not-for-profit non-organization, we don't pay for works contributed to the site, but we also do not profit from them.

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Please refer to our copyright section as to what can and cannot be done with material available on Capital of Nasty.

If you're interested in submitting an article, please send submissions to the editors at con <at> Capital of Nasty's editorial staff will either accept or reject the submission. If the former, some minor editorial changes may take place (spelling corrections, syntax, etc.) and will be resent to you for approval. The editors prefer standard ASCII files.

If you're submitting an article for the first time, please consider sending a few words about yourself for the Staff page. Our experience has taught us, on an Internet that never forgets, that you might want to consider using an alias rather than your real name.

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Capital of Nasty is a non-commercial non-organization. Any and all operating costs are currently covered by us. At this time, no donations are currently accepted nor is advertising sought.

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Please use the main email address, con <at> for any correspondence concerning CoN. Both editors receive mail sent to con.

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