Metaphorosis: Best of 2022

Best of 2022

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

Beginnings, endings, and transformations. Quirky alien visitors, hand-knit wormholes, sandcastles with attitude –  the best science fiction and fantasy stories from Metaphorosis magazine’s seventh year.

Contents

  • Hope on the Vine — R.E. Dukalsky
  • Indicative of Future Results — C.H. Rosenberg
  • The Girl Who Drew the World — L.D. Oxford
  • Holding On — Justen Russell
  • In the House of Geometers — David Cleden
  • Through the Middle — J.B. Kish
  • Portals and Other Lost Things — Elizabeth Rankin
  • A Lie in the Sand — Devin Miller
  • Since We Don’t Have Wings — Gwen Whiting
  • A Xenothanatologist’s Guidebook to Death Practices Among the Sapient Species of the Outer Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy — P.G. Streeter
  • Snowman — Han Whiteoak
  • Her Last Will — Karl El-Koura
  • For the Love of Wild Things — Mande Matthews

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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January 2023

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Packing List for Oblivion — Cameron Bertron
  • The Knight Who Carried a Sword in His Heart — Joshua Hagy
  • We, You, and the Gallery — Alex Penland
  • The Zoo Diaries I — Frances Pauli

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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December 2022

December 2022

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • The Dragon’s Due — Christopher Warden
  • Through the Middle — J.B. Kish
  • Love, Death, and the Electric Soul — Alexandra Peel
  • Snowman — Han Whiteoak
  • Infinite Possibilities IV — Michael Gardner

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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November 2022

November 2022

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • If Gold Runs Red — Gordon Grice
  • Bas Relief — Joshua Grasso
  • An Hour in the City of Lightning — A.D. Guzman
  • Infinite Possibilities III — Michael Gardner

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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September 2022

September 2022

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

    • To the Wild Sea — B. Morris Allen
    • For the Love of Wild Things — Mande Matthews
    • Her Last Will — Karl El-Koura
    • Portals and Other Lost Things — Elizabeth Rankin
    • Infinite Possibilities — Michael Gardner

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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Available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.

August 2022

August 2022

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Queen of Crows — Rachel Ayers
  • The Hissing Trees — Ian Donnell Arbuckle
  • The Crystal Pyramid — Mia Ram
  • Frozen in Glass — Hope Davies

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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Reading 5X5 x3: Changes

Reading 5X5 x3

How do SFF stories move from ‘maybe’ to published?

What’s needed to take a story from interesting to publishable? What changes during the editorial process?

Reading 5X5 x3 presents 15 case studies of stories published in Metaphorosis magazine. For each story, the anthology includes:

  • Final version – the published version of the story
  • Revision notes – the editor’s initial feedback on the submitted version; the author’s intent for the piece; and notes from both author and editor about the editorial process: what surprised, pleased, or disappointed them about the process and the result.
  • Original version – the version of the story originally submitted.

There’s also an extensive list of common writing flaws, suggestions on how to address them, and examples of stories from the anthology that faced those issues.

Reading 5X5 x3 offers not only a selection of great science fiction and fantasy stories, but a terrific learning tool for writers.

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to get a story published, here’s the answer for 15 stories from Metaphorosis.

Available as an e-book, paperback, and hardcover.

July 2022

MetaphorosisBeautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • The Eye of the Goddess — Samuel Parr
  • The Lost Library — Mahmud El Sayed
  • By the Scars Shall You Know — Daniel Ausema
  • The Girl Who Drew the World — L.D. Oxford
  • The Heebie-Jeebie Beam — E.C. Fuller

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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June 2022

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Since We Don’t Have Wings — Gwen Whiting
  • Time, Wolf, Emit, Flow — Anna Madden
  • Her Spirit Animal — L.A.W. Butler
  • Tashala’s Hair — Richard Strachan

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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May 2022

Beautifully written speculative fiction from Metaphorosis magazine.

All the stories from the month, plus author biographies, interviews, and story origins.

Table of Contents

  • Indicative of Future Results — C.H. Rosenberg
  • Medusa Rising — Christine Lucas
  • From a Mother to Her Daughter, on the Eve of Her Wedding — Elliott Gish
  • Midnight’s Second Station — Chloe Smith

Cover art by Carol Wellart.

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Available as a pocket-sized (4″x6″) paperback and an e-book.