About Metafora

Metafora is a non-profit compilation of visual art and photography from Greater Toronto Area high-school students, that attempts to bridge the gap that our words sometimes leave behind. Too often, visual art in youth anthologies are overshadowed by poetry and creative fiction. The goal of Metafora is to celebrate the talent of GTA youth and provide a unique outlet for emerging artists.

The book is a physical, 22-page 6x6 hardcover flush-mounted art book. Contributors submitted copies of their work online over the month of June, from which a dedicated team of editors selected 18 pieces by 16 artists. The theme was: "beyond words". All rights are reserved by the respective authors.

Metafora is registered with Library and Archives Canada and is published under an ISBN. Our books will be distributed through a variety of bookstores and libraries, and are currently available through Markham Public Libraries and Toronto Public Libraries. You can also check out an online version via the Sample tab on this site.

A reception was held on July 3rd for all contributors and Kickstarter backers to celebrate the launch of the first Metafora book. Pictures can be found here.

Metafora is looking for ambassadors and execs for a sequel publication! If you are interested, please feel free to contact Henry at henry_he@ymail.com .

Frequently Asked Questions
Submissions for Metafora: beyond words is now closed. Stay tuned for our sequel publication—fill out this form to stay in the loop.
Any high school student in Canada.
2015's theme was "beyond words".
Drawings, photographs, paintings, illustrations—anything that can be scanned and/or printed.
To get young artists published. To share youth talent. For the love of art!
Henry He and Susie Liu, former students at Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute with a love for photography and art. Hit us up on social media!
We are looking for a new team for 2016. Email me at henry_he@ymail.com !
We are always looking for sponsors! Send Henry an email at henry_he@ymail.com . Keep an eye out for our Kickstarter as well.
To request a copy, please email henry_he@ymail.com