Five Things Every Any-Something Should Know About The Triangle in 2015
1. Our first fundraiser, a Grown-up Spelling Bee, was a major success; we raised a thousand dollars!
Last Sunday we held an incredible event at Tellus 360. Twenty-four grown-ups from southcentral PA gathered to flex their spelling skills. Roughly seventy-five additional people came just to watch. It was a lot of fun. You can learn more about the event here and here. Thanks to Michelle Johnsen for the amazing photos!
Thank you so much for coming out, everyone. We raised enough money to pay for:
- Submittable for Third Point Press (see #2 for more info)
- 10 visual interviews
- honorariums for performing artists for over 10 events
- Website hosting
- FEAR NO LIT stickers
- paper and ink for fliers and posters
2. We’ve teamed up with writer and fellow Lancastrian Matthew Kabik to help launch Third Point Press, which is now open for submissions.
Southcentral PA has been without an open-submission literary magazine for too long. Third Point Press, which will be an online literary magazine for its first year, has been launched with the goal of publishing the fiction, poetry, and visual art of local and national writers and artists. Although anyone can submit, 1/3 of each issue will be the work of local writers and authors. This means that if you live in the area, you should absolutely send us your stuff. And if you don’t live in the area, you should still send us your stuff.
I say “us” because I’m going to serve as the Fiction Editor, and Erin will be the Poetry Editor. We are very excited to see what this press will do. We can’t wait to read your work.
Submissions are open now. If you feel like you have a story you want to submit, but you need feedback on it (trust us, every writer needs editing and revising help from other writers) then you should consider signing up for the Pop-up Writing Workshop, hosted by The Triangle and lead by Third Point Press’s head editor, Matthew Kabik. There are only a few spots left!
3. We have at least 15 events planned or being planned so far for this year. Many events are still in the works, but so far we’ve got:
- The Fear No Lit reading series at Dogstar Books. The first reading will feature Matthew Kabik and is on Thursday, February 5th at 7pm. This series will take place on the 2nd Thursday of every other month. The next reading is on April 9th. Each reading will include an open mic and a feature. Entry will be free, but we’ll accept donations to the performer. Triangle team member and contributor Eliot White will be organizing and hosting this series.
- A Flash Fiction Reading Series. This will be a series of four flash fiction readings. Each date will be in a new city. For June, we’ll be at Zoetropolis Art House and Threatre in Lancaster; in August we’ll (hopefully) be in York at Lotus Moon Yoga; in October it’s Elizabethtown at the Bowers Writer’s House; we’ll end with a reading in December at Little Amps in Harrisburg. Each reading will include an open mic and a feature. Entry will be free, but we’ll accept donations for the performer. We did a flash fiction reading in the fall of last year that was a lot of fun; watch the video of that event here.
- A reading in Harrisburg at the Makespace, featuring Nick Kratsas and Meghan Lamb.
- Sip and Snip: A Collage Social Event featuring the Triangle at Discerning Eye Center for the Arts in Lancaster.
- Stories and Artifacts, A Workshop in Experimental Storytelling at the Lancaster Public Library.
- An Embarrassment Reading sometime soon at Modern Art.
4. We need contributors and team members.
The Triangle aims to keep up its once-weekly publishing schedule throughout 2015. This includes our Visual Interview series, interviews with local and regional writers, reviews of events, books, literary news, and information, our But Is It Lit?! series, and opinion pieces. We want our readers and area writers to feel free to contribute to this site. Send us an email if you’re interested in an assignment, or you can pitch an idea you already have. Maybe you read a book and wrote down your thoughts about it, but you have nowhere to publish it; send it our way and we’ll consider it for publication on The Triangle.
We’re also always in need of information. If you know about any local literary events or news, please keep us informed by reaching out on Facebook, Twitter, or email (thetrianglepa [at] gmail dot com).
Lastly, if you want to join the Triangle as a team member or intern, we have as much or as little work as you can handle. This could be anything from helping us to hang flyers or updating our calendar each month with new events. Get in touch if you’re interested!
5. We’re still not fearing any literature.
But that’s kind of a given at this point.