Triangulation is a semi-professional annual SF, Fantasy and Horror Anthology that prides itself in encouraging new writers.
WHO publishes it: Triangulation is published by PARSEC Ink and falls under the umbrella of PARSEC, the Pittsburgh area's science fiction, fantasy and horror organization. PARSEC is a 501c3 charitable literary organization. Triangulation, founded and originally edited by Diane Turnshek, was only open for submissions from PARSEC members. Barb Carson edited the 2004 and 2005 anthologies. In 2006, Pete Butler launched the new, themed Triangulation, opening up the anthology to worldwide submissions and paying semi-professional rates. Pete's yearly anthologies since have grown in acclaim and have been reviewed as "pro magazine quality." In 2010, Bill Moran edited the anthology and the reviews were similarly positive. 2011 editors are Steve Ramey and Jamie Lackey. The collection will include stories from new authors, alongside more established names (e.g. SF author, Robert J. Sawyer, whose book FlashForward was made into the TV series of the same name).
WHY do we need your contributions: Triangulation has endured thanks to the love and devotion of PARSEC co-founder Ann Cecil and a dedicated volunteer editorial staff. Sadly, Ann died from brain cancer earlier this year. With economic times as they are, our editors are not in the position to cover the upfront costs. Time spent on editorial and publication setup is strictly volunteer. Funds raised at kickstart are meant only to pay authors and the cover artist. Any excess will be carried into next year to raise our pay rates.
WHEN will it be available: Triangulation will be launched July 23, 2011 at Confluence, the annual SF, Fantasy and Horror Convention held in Pittsburgh.
HOW do we expect to succeed: Our intent is to utilize kickstart to get us through this difficult year. We plan to increase sales with greater exposure. We've already created a buzz through blogs such as Ramey Writes at: http://stephenvramey.wordpress.com. We will also be releasing an e-book version simultaneously with the paperback. Sales proceeds will be used to create a buffer to pay production costs for future editions.
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We will utilize the usual social media (Facebook, twitter, personal blogs) and targeted email to present and past contributors. The hope is, of course, that people will spread the word from there. If you have additional ideas, please don't hesitate to suggest them. The series has been very well reviewed and we want to see it continue into the future. Find us on Facebook under Triangulation.
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