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Conium Press 2

A project of The Conium Review (see other related projects).

About

Conium Press is a boutique publisher with a limited catalog. We work on a single book at a time. Each year’s publishing decisions are determined based on the submission pool, available budget, and editorial workload. We pursue standalone titles that might get overlooked elsewhere. We’ll consider your experimental manuscript. We’ll even toss around the idea of turning a single flash fiction into a micro-chapbook or broadside. If you have a story that you think should be published as a standalone project, we’ll take a look at it. We’re always interested in seeing atypical work. We lean toward strange, surreal, magical realist, and experimental fiction.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium

Print Publication Print Publication 

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Surrealist.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Story Collection Story CollectionNo specific word count limits known.
Novel NovelNo specific word count limits known (our definition: more than 40000 words).
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Unknown advance + Unknown royalties Unknown advance. Unknown royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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Conium Press Submission Statistics

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Conium Press Book & Chapbook Contest DNQ Charges fees for all submissions
The Conium Review Flash Fiction Contest BELIEVED DEFUNCT Charges fees for all submissions
The Conium Review Innovative Short Fiction Contest Charges fees for all submissions
The Conium Review Online Compendium ON HIATUS Charges fees for some submissions
The Conium Review Charges fees for some submissions

Dates

Last Updated: 07 Jun 2022
Last Checked: 14 Jun 2022 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 25 Jan 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 07 Jun 2016

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