METATRON PRESS (est 2014) is an award-winning literary publisher that specializes in publishing contemporary books and writing by rising authors. We focus on publishing edgy and provocative books that don’t necessarily fit into pre-existing literary canons or traditions, carving out new ones in the process. Brave and emotionally-resonant, the work we publish both challenges and informs a new direction and style of contemporary writing and publishing. Known for our iconic pocketbooks and for the platform we offer emerging writers, our publishing program also includes an annual prize (The Metatron Prize for Rising Authors), events and various digital publishing projects, including ÖMËGÄ, ÄLPHÄ, #MICROMETA and a video poem series on YouTube. 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.
Metatron Press is now accepting manuscript submissions of chapbook-length works. All submissions will be considered by our editors for publication on our new web platform and will be published in Summer-Winter 2023-2024. Please note: the chapbooks will be available online only (no print publication).
We are accepting collections of poetry under 35 pages. We recommend you familiarize yourself with our books if you're curious as to whether or not your book would be a good fit with Metatron.
Please note this submission form is for Canadian residents and citizens only.
All accepted chapbooks will receive $250 as well as 50% royalties on book sales.
GLYPHORIA is a literary cyber environment designed to optimize the emotional gravity of poetry online through the exhibiting of contemporary multidisciplinary poetry. How do we mark poetry upon the pixelated walls of the internet in new ways? What if there were a space where traditional and contemporary publishing could seamlessly co-exist, merge, and cross-fertilize to inspire a new generation of literary art forms? If traditional poetry imagined itself on walls, or in print, on paper, bound ~ GLYPHORIA imagines itself as exploring the marking of meaning and presence on ephemeral digitalia. Via a series of guest-edited issues, GLYPHORIA will fuse multimedia poiesis within a living archive of glyphilic poiesis, orchestrating an immersive conversation between various forms and formats. Inspired by the glyph, the most ancient form of written communication, GLYPHORIA reimagines how we publish, share literature and pollinate digital chasms in the 21st century. It is our hope to engage poetry in its current iterations~ influenced and created within the technological age, its pixels and echos and glitches. Together we will bring collaborative poiesis and emotional gravity to our ambient networks and clouds.
GLYPHORIA is a new project brought to you by Metatron Press. Metatron Press (2014) is an award-winning literary publisher that specializes in publishing contemporary writing by new and emerging authors. We seek out and publish brave and emotionally-resonant, subversive work that both challenges and informs a new direction and style of writing and publishing. Metatron Press pushes relevant and complex conversations into the public sphere, publishing uniquely and definitely contemporary writing while exploring—through our print publications—urgent conversations. Our books are notable for their beautiful design, edgy weirdness, heartfelt vulnerability and at-times difficult subject matter. We are not afraid to publish work that advances our human understanding of one another. We are known for our unique and distinctive pocketbooks of poetry and short fiction (short stories, novellas and novels), although we are also known to support new hybrid forms of literature. Our works are firmly cemented in the here and now, and allow authors space to experiment and innovate with their writing.
We are based in Montréal on unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territory.
Please send us your micro poems!
We run a cherished series of short poems on our Instagram called #MicroMeta.
x Feel free to upload up to 8 pieces per submission
x A larger font size (16 pt+) is desired
x 20 lines or less
x We do not publish poems with names directly on the page. Rather, we will tag you in our post
x Feel free to upload up to 8 pieces per submission
We appreciate the opportunity to discover and read your work!
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 fee.
Please send us your video poems!
We are utilizing YouTube and Instagram as a platform to host video poems. Our hope with this is to explore this new “genre” of poetry—language and video merged together to further explore and express creative ideas.
All submitted pieces must include a video submission of 30 seconds to 5 minutes long.
We appreciate the opportunity to discover your work!
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.