Contest Submission


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:

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

ONLY unpublished authors are eligible.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.

Stories MUST be:

  • previously unpublished (this includes websites, blogs, and social media)
  • 1 submission per contest period
  • Standard Manuscript Format
  • .doc/.docx format
  • within Contest Rules

Editors may choose 1-2 finalists per category in addition to the winners to publish in the journal. Please read the Writer Contest Rules before submitting.

Still have questions? Read the FAQ.

There is a $5 reading fee for all submissions. When you click “Submit” you will be redirected to PayPal to complete secure payment. Once that is processed, you will be redirected to our submission form.

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.