We launch tomorrow!

Welcome to Metaphorosis, a new speculative fiction magazine. We launch on 1 January 2016 – tomorrow! Come back and check out our first story, by Joshua Phillip Johnson. You can already read about him here and here. We’ll have new stories every week, with Mari Ness, Rhoads Brazos, Julia Warner, and Henry Szabranski all coming up in the first month. Keep coming back. Remember to sign up for our weekly e-mail down at the bottom…

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Survey of December 2015

Preliminary results The survey was too long. I grant that, and appreciate the time respondents took to fill it out. Demographic data were similar to the first survey, and broadly people preferred the current feedback style, so future surveys will likely concentrate on a few key questions. A few specifics Anonymity – while a few submitters strongly preferred anonymity, most didn’t care. We’ll drop this requirement for the following reasons: anonymizing requires more work from…

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A question for Mari Ness

Q: Are titles easy or hard for you? Do you start with the title or the story?

A: I hate writing titles, primarily because I am just terrible at it. It’s always the very last part of the process for me. I can’t even imagine the idea of starting with a title and writing a story, although I realize others do just this.


Mari Ness’s story “Cat Play” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 January 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

A question for Joshua Phillip Johnson

Q: What hero (of any gender) would you name your child after, if we lived in a society with names like that?

A: Princess Eilonwy! As a boy, I would sit in the corner of my hometown’s public library in the summer and read and reread the Prydain Chronicles, always wishing I could be as brave and creative and self-knowing as Princess Eilonwy of Llyr.


Joshua Phillip Johnson’s story “The Demon in the Page” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 1 January 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.

About Mari Ness

Mari Ness spent much of her life wandering the world and reading. This, naturally, left her only able to eat chocolate, snark about popular culture, and occasionally write.  She lives in central Florida, with a scraggly rose garden, large trees harboring demented squirrels, and two adorable cats.


Mari Ness’s story “Cat Play” was published in Metaphorosis on Friday, 8 January 2016. Subscribe to our e-mail updates so you’ll know when new stories go live.