The Conium Review is reading for Volume 6 between January 1st, 2017 and April 1st, 2017! We like strange stories, inventive language, bizarre characters, and innovative conceits. Show us what you got.
Past contributors include Shane Jones (author of The Crystal Eaters, Light Boxes, and Daniel Fights a Hurricane), Maryse Meijer (author of Heartbreakers), and Zach Powers (author of Gravity Changes). We’ve also published many emerging writers, including some first-time authors. In the end, we don’t care what your CV says; we just wanna see something good on the page.
Work published in The Conium Review has been featured in the Best Small Fictions anthology, the Plougshares “Best Short Story” column, the Wigleaf Top 50 long-list, and elsewhere. Full guidelines are found here.
All submissions should go through our Submittable page (e-mailed submissions will be deleted unread).
The “Fragmented” call for submissions is open now through July 15th. This theme celebrates the upcoming release of Melissa Reddish’s new book, Girl & Flame: A Novella. Melissa will act as guest editor, selecting a single piece to be published as a micro-chapbook for distribution alongside Girl & Flame pre-orders. You may interpret the theme loosely (explore structure, style, theme, character, etc.), as long as it involves some form of fragmentation. Full guidelines are available here.
During the “Fragmented” reading period, we’re also hosting a Goodreads giveaway for Melissa’s new book. You can enter the giveaway for a chance to win a free advance copy of Girl & Flame.
Yesterday, we posted a quick announcement about our upcoming “Dis/appearances” call for submissions. Unfortunately, the reading period dates on that posting were incorrect. We’ve updated the original posting with the correct dates (June 1st through June 15th). Apologies for any confusion. Full submission guidelines are coming soon!
Submissions are now open for The Conium Review‘s next print edition! Send up to three flash fictions, two short stories, or one novella. We like innovative works. Experiment with structure and form. Blow the lid off reality. Give us absurd situations and far-out characters. Get weird with it. The submission deadline is April 1st, 2016. Full guidelines available here: http://coniumreview.com/submission-guidelines/
The Conium Review Online Compendium seeks fiction 1,000 words or fewer. October 1st, 2015 deadline. No reading fee. We gravitate toward innovative stories that take risks. Do something different with your characters. Bend or break grammatical rules. Get weird with it.
Full guidelines are available here.
If you’re thinking about submitting, we encourage you to read some previously published pieces first. Get a sense of our editorial style. Make sure you’re work is a good fit.
Thanks for reading, writing, submitting, and supporting small press publishers.