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    Lightbulb Call for submissions - science fiction and fantasy - [$.01/word]

    Metaphorosis is a new online semi-pro magazine of speculative fiction.
    What we want:


    • style – We want writers who use language beautifully – so that words aren’t just the carrier for your story, they’re part of the scenery. We want the poetry of Roger Zelazny, the finesse and ingenuity of Jack Vance.
    • mood – We want stories with atmosphere, where mood is an important element. Think Patricia McKillip.
    • character – We want stories with characters – real people with real emotions, whether those people are aliens or trolls or both. Think Arthur C. Clarke.
    • intellect and emotion – We want writing that makes us think and feel. We want the intellect of A. A. Attanasio, the social awareness of Ursula Le Guin, the impact of George R. R. Martin.


    See our submission guidelines for details.

    Timing:
    We are now open for submissions!
    We launch on 1 January 2016

    What we pay:
    We pay a semi-pro rate of $.01/word. We'd love to raise this, and will do so as soon as funding allows. See our Patreon page for information about where new funding would go.

    What we're buying:
    The guidelines have details, but we're buying first English rights and non-exclusive anthology rights (monthly for Patreon supporters, and a best-of annual). Sample contracts are posted on the submissions page.

    What else:
    Submissions are blind. We ask that you not include your name in the submission itself, and we generally won't see your name until/unless we accept a piece.

    We pay via PayPal, immediately on acceptance.

    Reprints: no, Multiple: yes, Simultaneous: yes

    We also buy cover art at $50/piece (nonexclusive, reprints okay)

    We'll aim to give brief personal feedback, including telling you by which page we decided a story wasn't for us. Depending on the level of submissions, we may have to curtail this, but we'll try.

    Promotion:
    We'd appreciate your spreading the word to other writers and artists. And, of course, come read the magazine on 1 January!
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    We're open for submissions!

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    Is there a cutoff date of submissions?
    I like to think that God created haircuts, and arguments, and jam on the first day. Am I right, Eddie Izzard?

    Take a look! I'm in a book! Read the newest anthology from Thinkerbeat!
    And review too!

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    There is no cutoff. We expect to stay open for submissions from now on.

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    Submission Grinder lists our mean average response time as 1.04 days, and our median as 0. In other words, we try to respond the same day, and we offer brief, blunt comments to those who want them.

    Send us something beautiful!
    http://magazine.metaphorosis.com/guidelines

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