Beautifully written speculative fiction.
We publish original science fiction and fantasy every Friday.
We want beautiful writing showing engaging characters in science fiction or fantasy settings.
Science fiction and fantasy only.
Fiction only. No poetry.
We pay a flat rate of $.01/word. We accept submissions up to a firm 10,000 word ceiling.
We prefer stories in the 1,000-6,000 word length. We have only ever bought one story <1,000 words.
|Reprints||No (except for translations never published in English)|
|Multiple||No (one story at a time)|
|Simultaneous||Yes (you can submit the same story elsewhere)|
|Rewrites||Only if specifically solicited (you'll know)|
We are always open for submissions.
We welcome stories from all authors, and especially those from traditionally under-represented groups. We read entirely blind, preferring not to know anything about submitters until we’ve formed an opinion about the story.
We will not accept stories that depict animal cruelty that is not essential to the story. We give bonus points for vegan-friendly stories. Stories that feature extensive hunting, fishing, etc. are not for us.
Also, don't do these things.
Electronic submission only, via our Moksha portal, at metaphorosis.moksha.io (you're here now!)
We ask for a modified version of the modern Shunn format - essentially the Shunn format with no personally identifying information (no address, e-mail, phone, etc. on any page, including in the header). We provide an optional template here if you want to use that. We ask for submissions in RTF, DOC, or DOCX format.
We pay on acceptance, via PayPal. If you cannot use PayPal, we can work something out.
We buy the following rights:
Contract: a sample contract is here.