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    Parsec Ink

    Has anyone heard back from Parsec Ink/Triangulation regarding their 2013 "Steel Cities" anthology? I am unable to get a status from them after several attempts. Thanks!

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    URL: http://parsecink.stephenvramey.com/

    Parsec's Triangulation is mentioned in these (old) threads:

    http://ww.absolutewrite.com/forums/s...d.php?t=113082

    http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72249

    Anthologies seem to be published through Lulu.com

    This looks very much like a one-person shop. Mr. Ramey doesn't appear to have updated his blog since late March. I hope he's okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    URL: http://parsecink.stephenvramey.com/

    Parsec's Triangulation is mentioned in these (old) threads:

    http://ww.absolutewrite.com/forums/s...d.php?t=113082

    http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=72249

    Anthologies seem to be published through Lulu.com

    This looks very much like a one-person shop. Mr. Ramey doesn't appear to have updated his blog since late March. I hope he's okay.
    He's been visible over on the Write 1, Sub 1 blog and on Facebook and appears to be continuing with various projects.

    If I recall correctly, he "inherited" the editorial position at Parsec when the previous editor had to take a medical leave and things have been moving but still back-logged since then.
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    Hope it's just a backlog, then. Thanks.

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    I don't know how much it threw a wrench into the works, but Confluence, the SF/F convention where the winning story is published in the program book, was canceled this year.

    (Short story of that is the Holiday Inn where the convention was to held this July contacted the convention at the end of April to tell them they sold the building to a local university for dorms and would be closing the week before the convention was to occur. Yeah.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggy B. View Post
    If I recall correctly, he "inherited" the editorial position at Parsec when the previous editor had to take a medical leave and things have been moving but still back-logged since then.
    The previous editor was a good friend of mine. She died of multiple cancers last year. When friends (mostly Parsec people) went to help clear out her house, we discovered she was closer to a hoarder in some respects than a pack rat. Add in that she had an ancient computer system that doesn't play well with others, and it all got very tangled very quickly.

    Parsec has a long history of publishing Triangulations, but it's always been sporadic at best. Especially with Ann's passing, it's been a hectic time for them.

    If you're interested in submitting, it might be a good idea to contact them first and see what the status is rather than submit and wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amergina View Post
    I don't know how much it threw a wrench into the works, but Confluence, the SF/F convention where the winning story is published in the program book, was canceled this year.

    (Short story of that is the Holiday Inn where the convention was to held this July contacted the convention at the end of April to tell them they sold the building to a local university for dorms and would be closing the week before the convention was to occur. Yeah.)
    Wow.

    Being local I wondered what happened to it.

    Is it being moved or just put on hiatus for next year? I've never attended but curious....

    WTG Holiday Inn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl Nantus View Post
    Wow.

    Being local I wondered what happened to it.

    Is it being moved or just put on hiatus for next year? I've never attended but curious....

    WTG Holiday Inn.

    The con was cancelled for this year and, from what I understand, they're working on 2014's con.

    IIRC, they are honoring 2013 memberships for 2014.
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    FYI, this came through on the PARSEC announce email list:

    From: Stephen Ramey [email address snipped]

    Announcing the winners of the Eighteenth Annual PARSEC Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story Contest.

    First Place: "Cities of Dust and Steel" by Tom Wortman, Anchorage, Alaska
    Second Place: "The Bloomerie" by L. L. Joseph, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Third Place: "The Steel Awoke From Long Forgetting Time" by Peter Dennis, Bridge of Earn, Perthshire, Scotland

    Judges for this year were Julie Czerneda, Jamie Lackey, and Kij Johnson. We received more than 120 entries. For full details and contest rules, see http://www.parsec-sff.org/contest.html

    An e-book of the winning stories is in preparation. Stay tuned.

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