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Canadian SF Anthology Now Open For Submissions

For Immediate Release
TESSERACTS SIXTEEN NOW OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

(Calgary, Alberta) EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is delighted to announce that the Canadian speculative fiction anthology "Tesseracts Sixteen: Parnassus Unbound", is now open for submissions.

ABOUT THE TESSERACTS SERIES

The first Tesseracts anthology was edited by Judith Merril. Since its publication in 1985, 264 authors/editors/translators and guests have written 443 pieces of Canadian speculative fiction, fantasy and horror for this series. Some of Canada's best known speculative fiction writers have been published within the pages of these volumes - including Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Robert J. Sawyer, and Spider Robinson (to name a few). Tesseracts Sixteen is the seventeenth volume in the series. The entire series includes Tesseracts One through Sixteen, and Tesseracts Q, which features translations of works by some of Canada's top francophone writers of science fiction and fantasy.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Mark Leslie is a writer, editor and bookseller who has worked for Indigo/Chapters Books and the McMaster University bookstore. He currently works at Kobo as Director of Self Publishing and Author Relations. Apart from being published in numerous publications, he occasionally writes reviews and conducts interviews. He was the series editor for the North of Infinity sci-fi anthology series. Mark sits on the board of directors for BookNet Canada and is president of Canadian Booksellers Association. As an active member of the book industry (both as a bookseller and writer), Mark regularly speaks at conferences, conventions and workshops about books, writing, and publishing. You can find a full biography and detailed listing of his written works on his website.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

The theme for Tesseracts Sixteen is "Parnassus Unbound."

Submissions should focus on art, music, literature and cultural elements which are integral to the story. This anthology will reflect as broad a spectrum of stories as possible; highlighting unique styles and manners.

The Tesseracts anthology series is only open to submissions from Canadians, landed immigrants living in Canada, long time residents of Canada, and Canadian expatriates living abroad.

Canadian authors who write in languages other than English are welcome to submit an English translation of their work, provided it otherwise falls within the parameters of this anthology. Translation into English is the sole responsibility of the author. Please supply details of original publication for any submission that originally appeared in a language other than English.

Submissions must be speculative fiction: science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, magic realism, slipstream, supernatural horror, weird tales, alternate history, space opera, planetary adventure, surrealism, superheroes, mythic fantasy, etc.

Tesseracts Sixteen is open to both short fiction and poetry.

The maximum length for stories is 5,000 words, with shorter works preferred.

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2012 (midnight).

For complete submission details please visit:

http://www.edgewebsite.com/books/tess16/t16-guidelines.html

For more information please contact:
Janice Shoults
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
[email protected]
403-254-0160

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