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Triangulation is an annual short story anthology bringing the work of great SF, fantasy, and horror writers to the public since 2003.
Triangulation is an annual short story anthology bringing the work of great SF, fantasy, and horror writers to the public since 2003.
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Hi, we're Parsec--a non-profit organization based in Pittsburgh, PA. What you need to know about us is this: we love a good story. The kind of story that takes you to new worlds, lets you ride dragons, or just scares the bejeebers out of you. 

Speculative fiction is our passion, and it's been our great pleasure to help bring a good number of amazing stories into the world over the years. Since 2003, our yearly anthology, Triangulation, has provided a paying market for authors to bring us new characters to love, strange planets to explore, and adventures to share. Triangulation is a labor of love, and quite a few people offer their time and talents for free.

Just as soon as our funding goals are met, we will put out the call to authors, internationally. The fun stuff takes a few months: reading all of the stories that pour through our door. After careful consideration, we will pick the best of the bunch, with the aim of presenting them to our readers in June of 2017.

Risks and challenges

This isn't our first speculative fiction rodeo (Imagine elves and dwarves on robotic steampunk bulls). Our biggest challenge is securing the funding to pay the most important people in the process, our authors.

Last year, we read over eight hundred stories and, barring hysterical blindness, we plan to do it all again. Seriously, Parsec is bigger than the editing team assembled and should something happen to one of us the larger group will step up and make this thing happen anyway.

Because, as we've said before, we love speculative fiction. It's what we watch on tv and the internet, it's what we read in our beds, and we're honored to play a part in bringing more great stories to the world.

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    The Amazing Electro-book.

    An ebook copy of this year's fantastic collection Triangulation: Beneath the surface.

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    The Amazing Electro-book part II.

    An ebook copy of both "Beneath the surface" and the upcoming Triangulation: Appetites.

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    Good stories and personal glorification!

    A physical copy of Triangulation: Appetites with your name in the acknowledgments.

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    Proofreading by Barb

    About Barb: 40 years experience as a professional secretary and an honorary member of the grammar police.

    Details: Up to 6,000 words. Must be in MS Word so I can use the Track Changes feature. With this feature enabled, it's easy for you to accept or reject the changes. I will also add comments. To see all changes, make sure "All Markup" is selected.

    This is for FINAL copy and is not intended to be a story critique.

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    Thumb-Wrestle-Mania

    LOCALS ONLY: I Frank Oreto Tri-County Thumber-Slam-Travaganza champion ('91-'94), will come out of retirement to thumb wrestle you on a Tuesday after my writers group in Dormont. I will provide my thumb, a properly over-the-top attitude, and a tiny championship thumb belt. (P.S. I made up that bit about the tri-county Thumber-Slam.)

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    A critique by the editors.

    Editors Douglas Gwylim and Frank Oreto will critique an original short story of yours (6,000 words or fewer). We'll let you know what we like, what we don't like, and how we think your story could be improved. Warning: although we will be polite and professional, this is criticism, so be emotionally prepared.

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    Be the story.

    Your choice of author Frank Oreto or Douglas Gwilym will write a short story that includes a character bearing your name. (Warning: your namesake may come to a bad end.) An e-copy will be provided for your reading pleasure.

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    Be the story in glorious audio!

    Receive both an e-copy of the story with your name as a character and an audio version featuring the smooth vocal stylings of our very own Douglas Gwylim.

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    Really be the story.

    Your choice of author Frank Oreto or Douglas Gwilym will write a story (1000-3000 words) with YOU as the main character. Not just your name. You. In the SF, Horror, or Fantasy genre. Sorry, no hard SF. (Warning: You may still come to a bad end, but maybe you'll save the world.) An e-copy will be delivered for your reading pleasure.

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