Here are this year’s Parsec Short Story Contest winners:
- 1st place – “An Occurrence at Owlskirk” by Paul Dixon (Seattle,Washington)
- 2nd place – “The Eastside Wasteland has a Winning Team” by Les Abernathy (Montgomery, Alabama)
- 3rd place – “Voices from Antiquity” by Elizabeth Spencer (Corvallis,Oregon)
Judges for the 2015 Parsec Short Story Contest were:
Gregory Feeley, J. L. Gribble and Mike Allen (Click here for a writeup about the judges: Judges)
According to John Frochio, June 2015 was a good month for him. He had two stories published! The first was “An Aberration of Apparitions” in Kraxon Magazine. The second was “Tomorrow’s Fast Food” in Beyond Science Fiction June 2015 on Amazon.com. He said, “After a long dry spell, this feels pretty good.”
The audio files from the May 9, 2015 Parsec Meeting are now available! Click here to listen: Audio files
Parsec Ink (a subsidiary of Parsec, Inc.) is running an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to promote the new SF/F/H short story anthology called Triangulation: Lost Voices. Due out in July 2015, this is a very nice collection of short stories from writers all over. This selection of 21 stories is the best from 450 submissions! Check out the campaign to learn about our illustrious editor, Jamie Lackey Stefko, and discover the valuable rewards for being one of the first to contribute.
Mary Soon Lee‘s poetry book “Crowned” has sold to Dark Renaissance
Books. “Crowned” is the first part of her work-in-progress, “The
Sign of the Dragon,” an epic fantasy in verse. More information (and
sample illustrations!) at: The Sign of the Dragon
Acquired Taste is a Pittsburgh-based food-themed reading series, held at various locations, each featuring several local or traveling authors. On Friday, May 29th, at 7 p.m., Acquired Taste presents “Wild Food” at The Smiling Moose on East Carson Street, featuring readings by Aubrey Hircsh and Mark Brazaitis, plus a tale of psychic apocalypse in miniature rock-opera form, “Bonnie Wipes It All Clean”, by perennial Pittsburgh art punks Tecumseh EQs. All attendees will receive a limited addition copy of the libretto. The band is fronted by mustachioed Parsec devotee Douglas “Pete” Gwilym.
Confluence 2015 will feature something new: a speculative poetry workshop. Submit an SF or fantasy composition (up to 100 lines) and improve it with the assistance of published poets including:
Timons Esaias – Herb Kauderer – Geoff Landis – Mary Soon Lee – Mary Turzillo – Stephanie Wytovich
The workshop will also provide advice on finding markets, and an opportunity to read your work to a small circle of other poets. Registration is limited to 12 participants, so register early by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include POETRY WORKSHOP in the subject line.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has an article today about Diane Turnshek: Highland students learn about space
Audio files for the April 11, 2015 Parsec Meeting are available at:
Part 1 – Introduction to the meeting, announcements and business.
Part 2 – Lawrence C. Connolly’s presentation Dreams, Memories and Time Travel.