METATRON PRESS is an award-winning literary publisher based in Montréal, Quebec that specializes in publishing weird, beautiful, and experimental books of poetry, fiction, and hybrid texts by debut authors.
Since 2014, Metatron has acquired manuscripts, published, and publicized beautifully-designed books from a new generation of writers. We publish 3-6 books per year in paperback and e-book formats. We are primarily known for our innovative poetry, but also publish award-winning novellas, hybrid literature, and short story collections.
Our publishing program also includes an annual prize (The Metatron Prize for Rising Authors), events and various digital publishing projects, including GLYPHÖRIA (Spring 2023) ÖMËGÄ, ÄLPHÄ, #MICROMETA and a video poem series. Metatron Press is based in Tio'tia:ke (Montréal, Canada) on unceded Kanien'kehá:ka territory.
We specifically encourage submissions from anyone living on the margins of the imperialist, capitalist, ableist, heteronormative, patriarchal, white-supremacist machine (bell hooks) and anyone else seeking an encouraging and safe environment to showcase their work. If you identify as such and wish for us to know, please include the information in your submission.
Check out our open submissions below! We look forward to reading your work and thank you in advance for trusting us as a space to feature it.
With the upcoming launch of GLYPHÖRIA, our new online platform for multidisciplinary poetry and poetics, we will now be publishing long poems.
✤ Submit 1 piece per submission
✤ Poems should be chapbook-length (15+ pages) or longer. In general, we consider a poem to be a "long poem" when its length enhances and expands upon the thematic, creative, and formal weight of the poem
✤ Accepted poems by Canadian citizens or residents will be compensated $300. Aside from publication and promotion on our site, we unfortunately can not offer payment to International writers.
We run a cherished series of short poems on our Instagram called #MicroMeta. They are characterized by their shortness in length. Please view our page to get a sense and feel of the work we publish.
✤ Submit up to 8 pieces per submission
✤ A larger font size (16 pt+) is desired
✤ 20 lines or less
✤ We do not publish pieces with author names directly on the page. If accepted, we will tag you in our postxx, Metatron
P.S. If you enjoy this series and want to support our press, please consider purchasing the books/ e-books that we pour our love into via our website. Alternatively, there is an OPTION below to make a small donation to us. Funds will be used to help cover the pricey annual fees associated with running this Submittable account. Please keep in mind Submittable keeps $1.25 USD per submission fee.
We publish video poems across Instagram, YouTube and our website (coming soon). Please view our pages to get a sense and feel of the work we publish.
✤ Original material only
✤ All submitted pieces must include a video submission of 1 minute to 12 minutes long
P.S. If you enjoy this series and want to support our press, please consider purchasing the books/ e-books that we pour our love into via our website. Alternatively, there is an OPTION below to make a small donation to us. Funds will be used to help cover the pricey annual fees associated with running this Submittable account. Please keep in mind Submittable keeps $1.25 per submission.