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The Conium Review is on hiatus for 2022. For more information, review the full announcement.

The Conium Review (Online)

Submission Guidelines

General Information

The Conium Review (Online) acquires first electronic rights and nonexclusive permission to retain the piece in our online archives. Reprint rights and all other applicable rights revert to the author upon publication. There is no payment for publication in The Conium Review (Online), but we do our best to stay in touch and promote your other writing projects.

Submission Deadlines

The Conium Review (Online)‘s next open reading period is January 15th through February 15th, 2021.

Please submit all work using our Submittable page. If you don’t already have one, you can create a Submittable account for free.

Submission Guidelines

The Conium Review (Online) seeks pieces roughly 1,000 words or fewer. Our print publication publishes longer pieces, but the online version is devoted to bite-sized writing. We will occasionally make word-count exceptions, but you have better odds if you stay under 1,000 words.

We’re looking for innovative writing. Have fun with it. Flash fiction narratives are great, but we also consider things like lists, open letters, marginalia, etcetera. Please bear in-mind, we want text-based pieces; we do not want images (please, no funky paintings with random words superimposed over them; we’ve seen enough of those already). Don’t send us anything that is wholly dependent on exact font sizes or other formatting tricks; trust us to give your piece a nice looking digital layout, you just supply the text.

You may send one flash at a time. Do not resubmit to The Conium Review (Online) until you get a response. You may, however, submit to other categories while you wait (such as any contests, print edition calls for submissions, or other projects we may be reading for).

In the “Biography Statement” field, please include a brief third-person bio. If your work is accepted for publication, your bio appears alongside your story in The Conium Review (Online).

Submissions must be unpublished, original work. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but you must withdraw your story immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.

Thank you for submitting!