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About

At Metafore, we’re looking for poetry, fiction, & creative nonfiction that not only reflect the beauty of the superficial experience of the world but that also call forth the profundity — the beyondness — that can be found in all of life, if only we open ourselves to it. Metafore publishes writing that is progressive, that understands the political nature of personal narrative, & that honors diversity in all its expressions. While we graciously accept work meeting the highest of literary standards from writers of all backgrounds, we particularly yearn for works representing the perspectives of the marginalized. We seek honest experimentalism that expresses each writer’s unique consciousness. We encourage rule breaking & genre bending & convention smashing; we’re suckers for hybrid & corrupted forms. Most importantly, bring the eye of the modern-day mystic. Reveal the beauty that exists in unexpected places. Find God in the alley dumpster. Leave our minds dripping with symbolism, metaphor & deep imagery, sensual & seductive detail, & maybe a touch of surrealism… Or ignore all this & do what you want. Evoke the world in the way only you can.

Important: Length requirements may vary. Please see their current guidelines for details.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2017

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 2,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Hybrid form.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 12 Dec 2019
Last Checked: 04 Dec 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 30 Aug 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 19 Sep 2017

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