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EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing announces editors for "Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero Universe"

(Calgary, Alberta) EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is proud

to announce that the editors for "Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero

Universe", are Claude Lalumière & Mark Shainblum.

Submissions for the new anthology will be accepted from Canadian

writers (citizens, residents, expats, etc.) starting October 30, 2014 up to

February 2, 2015, 12 midnight, Pacific Time.

For this new Tesseracts volume, the editors are seeking original short

stories and poems which are about and/or feature:

"Any and all permutations of the superhero genre. Superheroes!

Supervillains! Superpowered antiheroes. Super scientists. Adventurers

into the unknown. Costumed crimefighters. Mutant superterrorists. Farfuture

supergroups. Crusading aliens in a strange land. Secret histories of

covert superspies."

About The Editors:

Claude Lalumière ( has edited thirteen previous

anthologies, including one previous volume in the Tesseracts series (the

Aurora nominee Tesseracts Twelve: New Canadian Fantastic Fiction) and

two previous superhero anthologies, including Super Stories of Heroes &

Villains, which was hailed in a starred review by Publishers Weekly as "by

far the best superhero anthology." In addition to being a frequent

contributor to Tesseracts anthologies, he's the author of Objects of

Worship, The Door to Lost Pages, and Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes.

Mark Shainblum ( was born and raised in

Montreal, where he and illustrator Gabriel Morrissette co-created the

comics series Northguard and the bestselling humour book series

Angloman, which later appeared as a weekly strip in The Montreal

Gazette. Mark also collaborated on the Captain Canuck daily newspaper

strip and Canadiana: The New Spirit of Canada, a webcomic.

About the Tesseracts anthology series:

The Tesseracts anthology series is Canada's longest running anthology. It

was first edited by the late Judith Merril in 1985, and has published more

than 529 original Canadian speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy

and horror) stories and poems by 315 Canadian authors, editors,

translators and special guests.

Some of Canada's best known 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).


During the submission period, the editors will accept submissions via

Submittable. The link will be available October 30, 2014.

For updates and information, please visit the information page at: books/tess19/t19-catalog.html

Release Date:

"Tesseracts Nineteen: Superhero Universe" will be released in the Spring

of 2016 in paperback and eBook formats.


Media Contact:

Janice Shoults, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing


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