Metazen 38

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About

METAZEN is an online fic­tion zine that pub­lishes short fic­tion and poetry by var­i­ous authors. Metazen is a fly­trap for metafic­tion, exis­ten­tial­ism and absur­dism. It har­bors all kinds of filth such as neu­rotic char­ac­ters, obscure philoso­phies, love for inan­i­mate objects and quests toward enlightenment.

Metazen

Audience

Country of Publication

Unknown Canada

Publication Medium & Frequency

E Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Defunct

Kinds of fiction we like: Experimental fiction, literary fiction, metafiction, meta-meta fiction, magical realism, absurdist fiction, surreal fiction, K-Mart realism, minimalist fiction. We like all of this stuff. We like things that feel true in non-normal ways. We like text that is broken up and structures that seem unfamiliar. We like to read things that show a kind of suffering went into the work. We like pieces that use minimal means to achieve maximum potential.

Genres:
G General
Styles:
Absurdist, Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
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Nonfiction Defunct

We will accept reviews of poetry, ebooks, chaps, novels or anything else remotely related to the literary world. Be creative in your reviewing but note, we are not out to burn or scathe, but to enlighten potential readers. Do not submit anything with the slightest tinge of hate. Your reviews may come in any format so long as they possess some combination of wit, intelligence and heart.

Styles:
Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Review30 - 35,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
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Poetry Defunct

Poems should have a particular aesthetic quality that fits with under the nearly tattered umbrella of “experimental”. We like poems that challenge us to think of things in fresh ways. We like poems that fetch things from inside of us that seemed lost. We like poems with odd lilts. We like anticipal poetry. We like poems that have been accepted and then rejected from the Paris Review. Your poetry should have a subtle sexiness.

Genres:
G General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry.
Styles:
Absurdist, Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
PoemNo line limits known; Up to 2 pieces.
Payscale:
We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
N No monetary payment per piece.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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Dates

Date Added:
12 Jul 2009
Last Updated:
05 Jan 2015