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W H A T I S A M P E R S A N D ?
An e-zine showcasing stories, poetry and art with character focus and/or depicting the friendships between the characters in Star Trek: The Original Series.
W H A T D O E S "A M P E R S A N D" M E A N ?
In written language terms, it refers to the "and" symbol: &. In fan fiction terms, the ampersand is used to denote a platonic relationship - a friendship between two or more characters. It is commonly used to distinguish character relationships that are platonic in nature from romantic relationships, which use the "/" symbol instead. The ampersand is most often used to distinguish "friendship" stories from "slash" stories, which portray a romantic relationship between two characters of the same sex.
A B O U T A M P E R S A N D
Ampersand takes its inspiration, in part, from two other Star Trek TOS e-zines, Side By Side (Kirk/Spock slash) and Spiced Peaches (Spock/McCoy slash). The intention with Ampersand is to fill the "gen" fiction niche, for people who are interested in reading stories that focus on friendship relationships.
Ampersand takes the form of an internet fanzine, or e-zine, to combine the easy, and cost-efficient, distribution of the internet, with the variety of art, stories and poetry that make print zines popular.
Ampersand has a sister e-zine, Recreation Room, for "het" fiction and art.
D I S C L A I M E R
Star Trek, its universe and its characters (excluding original author creations) are the property of Paramount/CBS. No infringement of copyright is intended and no money is made from this e-zine.
The story/poetry and art contents are the property of the author/artist. If you wish to use the work of a zine contributor, you must contact them and ask their permission.
N A V I G A T I O N
O T H E R E - Z I N E S
Side By Side
L I N K S
TREKFIC ARCHIVE SITES WITH GEN STORIES
1001 Trek Tales
AUTHOR & ARTIST SITES
Gloria's Star Trek Fan Fiction
Want a link to your Trek fanfic or art site here? If your site is home to the sorts of stories/poems/art that this e-zine accepts (i.e. gen/friendship fics and artwork), the editor with your site details to request a link.
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