Metonym Journal

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Spring 2023 Issue Theme: Rebuilding

In the rubble of broken relationships, worldwide crises, and personal dissociation, our lives are overflowing with opportunities to open up, reach out, and put in the work to rebuild what’s been broken. This can look like leaving and restoring your legacy somewhere else, staying and mending what’s broken around you, or something else entirely. What does rebuilding mean to you?  Metonym is seeking submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art that capture the theme of rebuilding in all of its nuance and diversity.

Submissions must be previously unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions will be considered as long as we are notified immediately if the piece is accepted elsewhere.

Work that will be considered from an author includes:

  • 1-6 poems on the same submission, each under two pages long
  • Fiction or creative non-fiction up to 2,000 words
  • 1-4 pieces of original, sophisticated, and complete artwork
  • 1-5 original photographs

Please include a cover page with your submission that has your name and contact information. Please do not include any identifying information in your manuscript, including the file name or anywhere on the document. 

Submissions close November 1st, 2022

Our current response time varies and will be longer if your work is under serious consideration, but acceptance and rejection notifications will generally be sent out by the end of December each calendar year. Please be patient! We are a small, hard-working staff and we want to give every piece the time it deserves. 

If you are accepted, we will send you a free copy of the finished journal in Spring.

Metonym Journal