Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, Editors' Report

We have received an update from editors Julie Czerneda, and Susan MacGregor, editors of Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales
 Tesseracts 15 Update:
We expect to finish the first round of reading by March 16th, at which time authors will be notified by email. Your stories are amazing, which makes our job both joyous and time-consuming. Thank you for your patience. The Editors. (Julie and Susan)
About Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales
This edition of the award winning series of original Canadian Speculative Fiction comes with a twist and touch of whimsy.
 "We've decided to do something different with Tesseracts Fifteen." said Brian Hades, owner of the EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing imprint. "This volume will focus on Young Adult Speculative Fiction - which can include science fiction, fantasy, and horror. However submissions must appeal to the YA audience and be PG-14 in content. As usual, Tesseracts Fifteen is open to both short fiction and poetry submissions."

Each Tesseracts anthology since volume one (1985) has featured editors hand picked for each particular volume. For this volume, Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor have agreed to co-edit.

"We seek wonder and astonishment." said the editors. "Stories that engage the imagination, inspire dreams, and leave hope in their wake." Both Czerneda and MacGregor want all Canadian speculative fiction writers to "write what will become the classics for a new generation of readers, to be remembered, fondly, for years to come."


Julie Czerneda is a Canadian author and editor whose first novel, A Thousand Words for Stranger, was published in 1997 by DAW Books. Since then, Julie has produced over a dozen more novels, edited fifteen anthologies, and written numerous short stories. Her work has won awards, consistently made bestseller lists, and garnered praise from readers and reviewers around the world.

Susan MacGregor has been an editor with On Spec magazine since 1991. Her published work has appeared in On Spec, Northern Frights, and other magazines. In 1998 her anthology Divine Realms was published through the Ravenstone imprint of Turnstone Books. Her most recent book The ABC’s of How NOT to Write Speculative Fiction was published in 2006 by the Copper Pig Writer’s Society, and is the basis for a number of workshops offered by On Spec magazine. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her studying Spanish and dancing flamenco. She lives in Edmonton.



The first Tesseracts anthology was edited by Judith Merril. Since its publication in 1985, 240 authors/editors/translators and guests have written 483 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 Elisabeth Vonarburg (to name a few). Tesseracts Fifteen is the sixteenth volume in the series. The entire series includes Tesseracts One through Fifteen, and Tesseracts Q, which features translations of works by some of Canada's top francophone writers of science fiction and fantasy.


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