We are thrilled to announce that Claude Lalumière and Camille Alexa will edit our next anthology, Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories. As a tip of the hat to Joe Shuster, co-creator of Superman, Claude and Camille are seeking stories about:
Superheroes! Supervillains! Masked vigilantes, superpowered antiheroes, super scientists. Adventurers into the unknown, costumed crimefighters, mutant superterrorists . . . we want to see any and all permutations of the superhero genre, but with a uniquely Canadian perspective. Stories must involve a Canadian element — setting, politics, culture, history, characters, etc. Any genre-mashing goes: alternate history, crime, horror, romance, SF, fantasy, surrealism; we want a variety of tones, approaches, subgenres, cultural perspectives, etc. We’re especially interested in submissions where setting (a specific city, region, or province) plays an essential role, but we’re open to other types of stories, too.
Submissions open on June 1, 2012. Deadline will be August 1, 2012 for spring 2013 publication.Masked Mosaic will only be open for submissions from Canadians (Canadian residents, landed immigrants, Canadian citizens, Canadians living abroad, etc).
For more information about Masked Mosaic, including submission guidelines, please direct your x-ray vision here.
Camille Alexa’s short fiction collection, Push of the Sky, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was nominated for the Endeavour Award. She has been known to review books, live music, chocolate bars, puppets, and other cultural artefacts for The Green Man Review and its sister site, Sleeping Hedgehog. She’s represented by the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency on the coast opposite to the one where she lives, and her supervillain story “Pinktastic and the End of the World” is forthcoming in When Villains Come Home, edited by Gabrielle Harbowy and Ed Greenwood.
Claude Lalumière is the author of Objects of Worship and The Door to Lost Pages, the Fantastic Fiction columnist for The Montreal Gazette, and the co-creator of Lost Myths. He has edited ten other anthologies in various genres, the most recent of which is Bibliotheca Fantastica, an autumn 2012 release from Dagan Books. His most recent superhero story is “The Weirdo Adventures of Steve Rand” in Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales, edited by Julie Czerneda and Susan MacGregor.