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The Metaworker Literary Magazine: Micro Call for The Metaworker The Metaworker Literary Magazine Free

Welcome to our Micro category! Read carefully: The guidelines are mostly the same as our general call, but with a few differences (in italics.)

Submission Requirements:

  • You may submit up to five (5) pieces of fiction or non-fiction, 150 words each piece OR submit up to five (5) poems of 3 lines each, as long as you have not already submitted to our General Call. If you have submitted to our General Call, please wait until you have received a response from us before submitting to the Micro call (and vice versa).
  • Include an optional cover letter plus a short contributor’s note written in the third person (this is important!). Include your social handles in the cover letter if you'd like us to tag you.
  • Stick to .doc .docx .txt or .rtf formats
  • Please place ALL of your submissions in a single file.
  • SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS: We accept them but please LET US KNOW if you’re sending us one. If you receive an acceptance from another magazine, we congratulate you! But please update your submission in Duosuma to reflect this (no need to email if you've successfully withdrawn a piece within the Duosuma platform).
  • If you are not able to submit using Duosuma, please email us for accessible options.
  • Upon acceptance, you may not submit again for a period of three (3) months.
  • We do not accept traditionally mailed submissions. We also do not need your address, phone number, or other personal information. For cyber security reasons we actually recommend not sending these out to anyone when you don’t need to.

Other stuff you should know:

  • If your piece is accepted, you retain the copyright.
  • We currently do not pay for submissions.
  • We accept reprints as long as you hold the copyright.
  • Submissions you send us should be ready to publish. If we see a lot of grammatical or verb tense errors, we probably won’t accept your piece.
  • Current response time is about 6 weeks.
  • We’re fine with controversial subject matter as long as it suits the story.
  • If you get a rejection, don’t be afraid to submit again! We’re always happy to see repeat submitters in our inbox.
  • It’s “The Metaworker.” Not “The Metalworker” or “The Meta worker”.

Categories: Fiction/Nonfiction/Poetry
File types: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt
Number of Pieces: Up to 5 pieces
Single File: Not required; may include a separate file/link for each piece.
Anonymous submissions are not required.
Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Reprints are allowed. (Please indicate in your cover letter if you are submitting a reprint. We are happy to consider reprints, but you MUST retain all copyright for the piece. If you do not know if you have copyright, contact your previous publisher.)
Multiple entries are not allowed.

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