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We are The Metaworker, a literary blog (or lit magazine on the internet) where great stories are forged. We’ve been going strong since August 2015 and our mission is still the same: to publish great things to read. We don’t care if you’re an established writer who dabbles in poetry, a student who’s never been published before, or even if you’re eighty – if you’ve got something you think needs to be shared with the world, submit it to us! We accept fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and art. But we’re adding a misc category for submissions that fit into none of those categories. Basically, if it can be put onto a WordPress blog, submit it to us. One of our goals is to be open-minded. We want new ideas, and work that won’t find a place anywhere else. We want you to surprise us, show us something we haven’t seen before. Send us your craziest work, the stuff you don’t think will get published, but that you wish to god could.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2015

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 104 x per year.

Fiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Urban Fantasy.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 150 words; Up to 5 pieces.
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
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 OK OKAudio format submissions Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 150 words; Up to 5 pieces.
Essay EssayUp to 3,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 150 words; Up to 5 pieces.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 3,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
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 OK OKAudio format submissions Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General General
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Urban Fantasy.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Mystery/Crime Mystery/CrimeOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Suspense/Thriller Suspense/ThrillerOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 2 pieces.
Poem PoemExactly 3 lines; Up to 5 pieces.
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 OK OKAudio format submissions Text format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media, including: Cartoon/Comic strip.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 2 pieces.
Graphic Narrative Graphic NarrativeNo page limits known; Up to 2 pieces.
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 OK OKAudio format submissions Image format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

The Metaworker Literary Magazine Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Approachable Nonfiction Publishers in our database.
This project ranks among the 25 Most Approachable Poetry Publishers in our database.
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AccuracyWe have received 482 reports from 302 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported0 min | 55.5 mean avg | 61.0 median | 84 max days (15.4 std dev)
Responses87.75 %
Acceptances16.80 % of submissions accepted (59.6 avg. days per acceptance) | 20.20 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections70.95 % (59.1 avg. days per rejection) | 3.2 % personal, 88.0 % form, 8.8 % unspecified
Non-Responses12.24 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals12.24 % (29.1 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending51 responses are pending (0 min | 27.9 mean avg | 24.0 median | 72 max days waiting | 20.4 std dev) from 40 different members This only includes pending reports of users who have been active on this site within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 28 Nov 2022.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 10 Oct 2022.

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Dates

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2022
Last Checked: 14 Nov 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 25 Jul 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 10 Feb 2020

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