Tesseracts 15: Young Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror



Tesseracts 15 is open for submissions with a call for young adult science fiction, fantasy and horror.  NOVEMBER 30 is the deadline.  Below is the call.  


(Calgary, Alberta) EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing is delighted to announce that Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, is now open for submissions.

Submissions open September 1, 2010 thru November 30, 2010.

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.”




  • The Tesseracts anthology series is open to submissions in either English or French: from Canadians, landed immigrants, long time residents, and expatriates. French stories must have been translated into English for publication.
  • The theme for Tesseracts Fifteen is Young Adult Speculative Fiction (includes science fiction, fantasy, and horror). Submissions must appeal to the YA audience and be PG-14 in content. Tesseracts Fifteen is open to both short fiction and poetry.
  • The maximum length for stories is 5,500 words, with shorter works preferred.
  • Submissions deadline is November 30, 2010.
  • Detailed guidelines are available HERE (120 KB).


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 anthologyDivine 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.


A PDF version of the detailed guidelines is available HERE.

3 thoughts on “Tesseracts 15: Young Adult Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

  1. Frank Wolff August 22, 2011 / 9:59

    Dear Sirs,

    Are you still accepting submissions and what is the deadline?

    Do you accept only from Canadians?



  2. Frank Wolff August 22, 2011 / 9:59

    Dear Sirs,

    Are you still accepting submissions? If so what is the deadline?

    Thank you,

    Frank Wolff

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