Our Mission

Maharishi University’s founder, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, said: “All successful poets have tracked the path of transcending. They start from what the eyes see, or the hands feel, or the ears hear, & they travel into space & time & direct their focus onto the beyond.”


At Metafore, we’re looking for poetry, fiction, & creative nonfiction that not only reflect the beauty of the superficial experience of the world but that also call forth the profundity — the beyondness — that can be found in all of life, if only

we open ourselves to it.


Metafore publishes writing that is progressive, that understands the political nature of personal narrative, & that honors diversity in all its expressions. While we graciously accept work meeting the highest of literary standards from writers of all backgrounds, we particularly yearn for works representing the perspectives

of the marginalized. We seek honest experimentalism that expresses each writer’s unique consciousness. We encourage rule breaking & genre bending & convention smashing; we’re suckers for hybrid & corrupted forms.

Most importantly, bring the eye of the modern-day mystic. Reveal the beauty

that exists in unexpected places. Find God in the alley dumpster. Leave our minds dripping with symbolism, metaphor & deep imagery, sensual & seductive detail, & maybe a touch of surrealism… Or ignore all this & do what you want.


Evoke the world in the way only you can.

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