mission statement

MEZZO Magazine challenges writers to master the difficulties of the short story or succinct poem. Our e-zine provides a showcase where their best and near-best tales and poems can be read. We provide a supportive setting that brings attention and feedback from readers, agents and other potential publishers.

“To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement. To condense the diffused light of a page of thought into the luminous flash of a single sentence, is worthy to rank as a prize composition just by itself...Anybody can have ideas--the difficulty is to express them without squandering a quire of paper on an idea that ought to be reduced to one glittering paragraph.” Mark Twain




who we are

MEZZO Magazine is a for profit company (hopefully) that publishes Mezzo Magazine and pursues other print and on-line ventures. We are based in Montreal Canada but our editor volunteers are from the global community. We appreciate edgy and irreverent writing that makes us see, hear and be in the story, we love poetry that moves us or evokes emotions and feelings from forgotten corners of our soul. Our standards are high, and we do not consider a submission unless it gets a majority vote and positive comments from our editors. The stories we publish are intelligent and creative but with no pretence of intellectual aspirations.

Mezzo Team

We are looking for editor volunteers to help us select the best stories from our submission files. Every four months, we publish two feature stories, six to ten flash or short stories and four to six selected poems. Our staff also provides at least one author interview per edition. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE SUCCESS OF MEZZO MAGAZINE contact us at:


how we function

MEZZO Magazine is funded by the generosity of corporate and individual sponsors.