***** SUBMISSIONS TO METAZEN ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SUBMIT TO OUR SISTER SITE HOUSEFIRE. WE WILL BE BACK SOON. LUV U. -FRANK ******** - April 2014
Metazen accepts pieces of fiction, poetry and art. We look forward to reading your submissions and we treat every piece we receive with a respect for its potency. We publish daily and therefore are (as of this update) never closed to submissions.
If you have any questions/comments/concerns regarding the submission process or Metazen please feel free to email Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Note: Due to an increase in submissions we apologize for for any delays in responding. We are a non-profit, volunteer based litzine and will work as fast as we can to read and respond to your submissions. Thank you for your patience. Feel free to query any time with the subject line: FRANK FRANK FRANK!
Starting in 2013 we began publishing the Sunday Review. We will accept reviews of 30-35,000 words 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 our 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.
Simultaneous submissions accepted, but please notify us immediately if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere.
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.
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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. Poetry should have a subtle sexiness.
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