Cale Plett

YA novelist, poet, and short fiction writer from Winnipeg, MB. Debut YA novel Wavelength forthcoming from Groundwood Books in fall 2025.

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  • Amy Tompkins at Transatlantic Agency



Cale Plett (they/them) is a nonbinary, genderfluid writer living on Treaty 1 Territory in Winnipeg, MB.  

Their short fiction and poetry have been published in journals across Canada and the US, with more forthcoming in 2024. Cale’s YA novels span everything from high school rock bands to monsters. They emphasize diverse queer representation in settings where LGBTQ+ characters can exist safely within their identities, leaving space for all sorts of heartbreak, euphoria, and disaster.   

Cale has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Winnipeg and recently attended the Emerging Writers Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. There, they worked on their new LGBTQ+ YA horror novel, The Saw Mouth, with the support of authors Katherena Vermette and Tanya Boteju, as well as their beautiful writing peers.

In the rest of their life, Cale is a literacy educator and guitar teacher. They can typically be found wherever their favorite people are, preferably somewhere with live music to listen to, boardgames to play, or lakes to swim in.

Cale Plett is represented by Amy Tompkins at Transatlantic Literary Agency.


The Other Half + Author Interview – On Spec, #127, vol. 34, no. 1: 2024

Kickback – The /tƐmz/ Review, no. 14: Winter 2021

The Sledgehammer – PACE Magazine: 2021 

Queen David – Riddle Fence, no. 38: 2020

Read Kickback for free on The /tƐmz/ Review online


Duplex / For an Untaken Road Trip - The MacGuffin, no. 39.3 (forthcoming 2024)

Phantom Pain - Prairie Fire: Fall 2023

Highway Gates – The Malahat Review, no. 222: Spring 2023

Curtain – Plenitude: 2023

Base Burn – Arc, no. 97: Spring 2022

The East Wind – Grain Magazine, no. 49.1: Fall 2021

Even Now – Prism, no. 60.1: Fall 2021

The Last / Driving Through – CV2: Fall 2021

Aligned Windows – Prairie Fire: Spring 2021

Guessing Hope – The Anti-Languorous Project, no. 8: Fall 2020

Rolling Blackout / Ascension – CV2: Fall 2020

 Cry Out – Grain Magazine: Spring 2020

Read Curtain for free on Plenitude online


Writer Contact:

Agent Contact:

  • Amy Tompkins at Transatlantic Agency