Call for submissions: flash fiction

The Conium Review Online Compendium seeks flash fiction submissions. The current reading period runs from April 1st to June 1st, 2015. We want stories under 1,000 words that take risks. We publish plenty of paragraphed prose, but we like seeing oddball forms too: fiction written as lists, chat logs, bank statements, court transcripts, or whatever else you cook up.

Full submission guidelines are available here.

To get a better sense of what we’re looking for, take a look at some of our recently posted stories.

Call for Submissions: 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

The Conium Review‘s Innovative Short Fiction Contest is currently open for submissions.  The contest deadline is May 1st, 2015.  This year’s contest judge is Amelia Gray, author of Gutshot (FSG Originals, 2015), THREATS (FSG Originals, 2012), Museum of the Weird (Fiction Collective Two, 2010), and AM/PM (Featherproof Books, 2009).

The winner receives $500, publication in our journal, five copies of the print issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book.  The $15 entry fee includes a free digital download of the issue.  Up to 7,500 words of flash fiction or short stories.

Innovative writing should pack a punch.  Send us your weird, wild, and wonderful.  Take risks with your draft.

Read the full guidelines and submit your work here:


Amelia Gray Headshot

Amelia Gray is this year’s Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge

Call for Manuscripts: Chapbook & Book Submissions

Conium Press is currently considering chapbook and book submissions for the 2015 and 2016 publication cycles.  We’re open to any length.  A $10 reading fee must accompany all manuscripts.  Response times are typically one to three months.

We’re also accepting general submissions for our next print edition (no reading fee, April 1st deadline).

Our Innovative Short Fiction Contest ($500 prize; judged by Amelia Gray) opens to submissions on February 1st, 2015.

All submissions must go through Submittable.

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Editor Update: James R. Gapinski to present at Prescott College

James R Gapinski headshotOur Managing Editor, James R. Gapinski, will present at Prescott College’s Humanities and Education Colloquium in Prescott, Arizona tomorrow.  He’ll be talking about The Conium Review‘s 2014 publication cycle with special emphasis on recent initiatives to increase submissions from marginalized authors.