Metatron Press (est 2014) is an award-winning boutique literary publisher that specializes in publishing contemporary books by debut authors. We focus on publishing edgy, subversive and provocative books that don’t necessarily fit into pre-existing literary canons or traditions, carving out new ones in the process. Brave and emotionally-resonant, the work we publish both challenges and informs a new direction and style of contemporary writing and publishing.
Known for our iconic pocketbooks and for the platform we offer emerging writers, our publishing program also includes a biennale prize (The Metatron Prize for Rising Authors), a podcast (Metacösm), events and various digital publishing projects, including ÖMËGÄ, ÄLPHÄ, #MICROMETA and a video poem series on YouTube.
Our books and projects have appeared in The Millions, Los Angeles Review of Books, Poetry Foundation, Electric Literature, Poets & Writers, The Globe and Mail, CBC, Quill & Quire, Autostraddle, Rookie, TANK, Dazed, Remezcla, Shondaland, Bustle and more.
Metatron Press is named after a shape in sacred geometry called Metatron's Cube, but Metatron is also the name of an archangel. Metatron, as legend has it, was a loyal scribe to God and thus given archangel status, the only mortal to be given this honour. We think poets and poetry have always offered this gesture to the world and to society: of being scribes for each other, ourselves, and the earth, and of holding the heart of it all in our tender talons. Not unlike the transformation of caterpillar into butterfly, the poet transforms the weight of society into many glimmering diamonds, deriving fractals of meaning from a senseless yet infinitely inspiring world.
Metatron-Press is 100% woman-owned.
Metatron Press believes in utilizing our platform as a means to raise awareness and funds for important causes to our community. We are committed to doing our best, given our financial situation year-to-year, to re-distribute funds to marginalized folks, pay reparations to Black and Indigenous people, invest a portion of our earnings back into our community, and donate book bundles to communities in need.
We recognize the financial support and contribution of the CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, who have supported us through their Literary Publishing Projects and Digital Now programs. We also recognize the support of SODEC, who have supported us via their Translation program, as well as CCHRC, who have supported us with their Student Work Placement Program. Our initial funding in 2015 was provided by Quebec's JEUNES VOLONTAIRES program.
Metatron Press lives and works on the lands of the Kanien'kehá:ka. Kanien'kehá:ka are the easternmost member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, also referred to as the Six Nations Confederacy. This land that we live and work on is commonly called Montréal, but its original name is Tiohtià:ke.
All of our books are printed and bound locally in Quebec, Canada, and are produced using natural, unbleached Rolland Enviro® Book paper made with 100% post-consumer fiber.
The padded mailers we use to ship out your book orders come from a Canadian company (not ULine!) and are made of and filled with recycled newsprint. They are also recyclable upon discard.