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Metaphorosis Magazine

A project of Metaphorosis Publishing (see other related projects).


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Metaphorosis is a magazine of science fiction and fantasy. We offer intelligent, beautifully written stories for adults.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2015

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 52 x per year.
Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 12 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed


Open to a broad Audience, including: Adults.

Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Fabulism, Heroic Fantasy, Light Fantasy, Retrofuturism, Science Fantasy, Slipstream, Supernatural, Sword & Sorcery, Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic, Contemporary/Near Future, Cyberpunk, Dystopian, Hard Science Fiction, Mundane Science Fiction, Retrofuturism, Science Fantasy, Slipstream, Soft Science Fiction, Space Opera, Weird/New Weird.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 10,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Dark, Experimental, Humorous, Literary, Mainstream, Quirky.


Open to all/most Topics, including: Lifestyle (Food and Drink, See guidelines).


Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment. Details: USD $0.01/word.


Method: Moksha submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.

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Metaphorosis 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. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 13 reports from 12 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 | 41.5 mean avg | 1.0 median | 365 max days (102.5 std dev)
Responses92.31 %
Acceptances30.77 % of submissions accepted (42.0 avg. days per acceptance) | 25.00 % 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.
Rejections61.54 % (0.8 avg. days per rejection) | 0.0 % personal, 75.0 % form, 25.0 % unspecified
Non-Responses7.69 %
Never Responded-
Withdrawals7.69 % (365.0 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending1 response is pending (416 days waiting). This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

Most recent response reported was received on 29 Apr 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 29 Apr 2024.

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Last Updated: 01 Jul 2024
Last Audited: 22 Apr 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 03 Sep 2015

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