What’s the magazine about?

Metaphorosis is a magazine of science fiction and fantasy. We offer intelligent, beautifully written stories for adults.

Who are your authors and artists?

Find out more about them here.

Who are you?

Metaphorosis is published by Metaphorosis Publishing, and edited by B. Morris Allen, aided by Assistant Editor J. Tynan Burke, Podcast Editor Matt Gomez, and second readers AJ Cunder, and Becky Nicole James.


Do you have an ISSN?

ISSN 2573-136X

Who pays for all this?

In part, it’s generous SFF readers like you. Come support us via Patreon.

What the heck is metamor… metaphro… whatever it is?

Metaphorosis is the title of our pre-launch introductory story, inspired by Kafka’s Metamorphosis. If you want a more intellectual-sounding answer, you could say it’s a method of understanding our surroundings through examination of allegory and parable.

What’s with the whole vegan thing?

Some of us are vegans, and we thought it would be nice to see some stories that reflect a vegan world. We prefer vegan stories, but we’re not sticklers about it.

Where’s our privacy policy?

Right here.

You’re a writer as well as an editor. Do you publish any of your own stories?

I publish one of my own stories per year, in September – the anniversary of the pre-publication namesake story – and sometimes one in the spring.

Where can you find us?

Twitter:     @MetaphorosisMag

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Projects from Metaphorosis Publishing and B. Morris Allen.

Metaphorosis Books
Occasional anthologies and novels.
Metaphorosis Magazine
Beautifully written speculative fiction, every week.
Metaphorosis Reviews
Reviews of current and classic SFF.
B. Morris Allen
Speculative stories of love and disaster.



  1. Good Morning;

    Just found your site, and I would love to be added to your list of slush readers.

    I devour all genres except hard science-fiction, with a strong leaning towards magical realism and fantasy.

    Thank you for considering
    Janyce Hill

    Janyce Hill
  2. Dear Editor,
    I’ve been a fan of Metaphorosis for a long time. The independent speculative fiction market has a lot of fine stories to offer, and a fair share of them come from you guys! Thank you for that.
    I’m interested in becoming a slush reader.
    I’m a writer of science fiction and fantasy, and an avid reader of it. I’ve had editorial experience in a very different market, ran my own literary magazine for a while, and its very stressful. I have a working respect for what you guys do.
    I read a lot of short fiction from the major markets, Clarkesworld, etc, as well as the independent markets. I enjoy George R.R Martin, Ken Liu, Ted Chiang, and of course Zelazny. I enjoy the classics too, like Dostoyevsky.
    I’m considering starting a speculative fiction magazine sometime in the future, and I’m looking for some hands-on experience in the industry. I’d love to learn under the fine editors of Metaphorosis.

    Thanks for your time,
    Justin Hilliard

    Justin Hilliard
  3. Dear B. Morris Allen,

    I’m a writer from Paraguay, South America, and I would love to be a slush reader. It had always been my longing to subscribe to magazines and read them, but the distance and lack of internet proved that impossible. Now, studying in the United States, I would like to help one. While these are not all of my favorite authors, I think it gives a good sense of my reading habits:

    1. Grendel by John Gardner
    2. The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges
    3. Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar
    4. Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
    5. The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
    6. Dangerous Visions edited by Harlan Ellison
    7. Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
    8. Cane by Jean Toomer
    9. The Fireman by Joe Hill
    10. Matilda by Roald Dahl

    I also read magazines, now that I can. I love Clarkesworld, Bourbon Penn, and Conjunctions among others. I must say “The Early History of the Moon” was fantastic.

    Thank you for your time.

    Nohan Meza

    Nohan Meza
  4. Hi folks,

    Do you publish horror or just SFF? I’ve something set in our “normal” world but with strong psychological horror elements that I’d love to submit.



    Chris Roper

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