My, how we love Metatron Press! The independent Montreal publisher specializes in innovative and spirited poetry and fiction by Millennials. They publish 6-8 titles per year—many of which hitting our best-seller lists—in beautifully-designed pocketbooks that feature cover artwork by an array of artists. On top of publishing, Metatron holds a yearly literary prize for up-and-coming authors, with the winner receiving a publishing contract. The judges for the 2018 iteration of the prize are two store-favourites: CAConrad and Anne Boyer!
Find below our picks-of-the-bunch from Metatron, and swing by the store to take a gander at the full crop.
Our Lady of Perpetual Realness
Two teenagers shoot amateur porn. Coworkers pool hop after dark. A call centre employee scrambles to keep their shitty job. Sweetheart tries something new...More Info
In this passionate sophomore collection of poetry, Ashley Obscura’s poetry explores the function of connection in a post-digital age and how one situates the...More Info
Tropico, Marcela Huerta’s debut collection of poetry, tackles grief, memory, and the experiences of a second-generation immigrant. The daughter of political refugees from Chile,...More Info
How to Appear Perfectly Indifferent While Crying on the Inside
I am 100 depressed teenagers. 24-hour diners, swimming pools, haunted McDonald’s, reincarnation and fame in remote East Africa: the poems in How To Appear...More Info
An Indoor Kind of Girl
Someone at a party describes you as an “indoor kind of girl.” What does that even mean? You don’t know, but you spend the...More Info
Looking Good and Having a Good Time
Cohabitation with John Travolta; a never-ending Canadian Shield; the ghost of Steve Jobs wailing from a cracked iPhone 3; the stories in Parker’s Looking...More Info