At Metamorphose, we believe in cultivating talented authors. Because of this, all authors accepted for publication receive FREE edits on their stories prior to publication. There are 3 different levels of authorship with Metamorphose:


For authors just getting started with the editing and publishing process.

A Novice is:

  • previously unpublished
  • up to 2 stories published with Metamorphose
  • up to 1.500 words published FREE online


For those who are initiated into the publishing process, but aren’t quite experienced in the writing and editing craft.

An Initiate is:

  • 3-4 stories published with Metamorphose
  • up to 3,500 words stories published online
  • $50 flat rate pay


For authors who have experience and a simple mastery of the writing and editing craft.

A Fabler is:

  • 5+ stories published with Metamorphose
  • up to 7,000 words stories published in print or online (Author choice)
  • $150 flat rate pay
  • FREE contributor copy

*Previous publication with Metamorphose does not automatically qualify authors for future publication with Metamorphose or any other publisher.

General Submission: CLosed

Metamorphose is open to submissions from November – May. We accept work in science fiction and fantasy from previously unpublished authors. We enjoy stories both funny and dark, as long as they have a clear element of the genres. We particularly love old fashion, non-cliché S&S fantasy.

Please submit stories according to your authorship level. Submissions that do not follow submission guidelines will not be considered – or worse, you may not hear anything at all.

Stories MUST be:

  • previously unpublished (this includes websites, blogs, and social media)
  • within authorship WC limits
  • Standard Manuscript Format
  • .doc/.docx format

Contest Submission: OPEN

Metamorphose has hosted science fiction and fantasy writing contests since 2014. Winners are published in the Fall issue of Metamorphose’s print journal as well as online.

There are 3 categories for submission and prizes:

  1. Novice (up to 3,000 words of science fiction/fantasy): $50
  2. Initiate (up to 4,000 words of science fiction/fantasy): $50
  3. Fabler (up to 7,500 words of science fiction/fantasy): $50

ONLY unpublished authors are eligible. Submissions that do not follow submission guidelines will not be considered – or worse, you may not hear anything at all.

Click the link to learn more and submit.

Tammy Davies
Senior Editor/Founder at |

Tammy is a fantasy addict with a passion for helping others. She holds a BA in Creative Writing and Publishing from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. Her passion for the speculative genres inspired her to start Metamorphose to help new authors find a home. In addition to this, Tammy also works as an editor for Metamorphose Press, specializing in speculative fiction and book design.