The Conium Review Online Compendium

Submission Guidelines

General Information

The Conium Review Online Compendium 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 Compendium, but we do our best to stay in touch and promote your other writing projects.

Submission Deadlines

In 2016, The Conium Review Online Compendium is holding two open reading periods from April 1st to June 1st and from September 1st to November 1st.

If you missed the open reading periods, you can still submit year-round using the “Tip Jar” category. “Tip Jar” submissions include a $3.00 donation to The Conium Review.

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 Compendium 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; we’re not technology wizards, and we’ll probably mess it up anyway. Remember, experimental and innovative writing is much more than just messing around with graphics and typography.

You may send up to three pieces at once. Upload your fiction submission as a single file, and make sure it’s clear when one story ends and the other begins.

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 Compendium.

Submissions must be unpublished, original work.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!