The Conium Review publishes innovative writing. We lean toward unconventional plots, bizarre settings, and experimental language. Get weird with it. We are especially interested in work from women, LGBTQ authors, and writers of color. We work with Submission Bombers and other groups to encourage submissions from marginalized writers. We find that marginalized writers often tell the kind of innovative stories that “mainstream” writers cannot or do not. We donate a portion of every print-run to charities like Open Books, Better World Books, and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.
Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for some submissions. They charge fees for some submission periods.
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Country of Publication & Year Established
United States||Established in 2011
Publication Medium & Frequency
|Print Publication ||Print Publication||Published 1 x per year.
Fiction Temp Closed
- Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities.
- Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
- Open to all/most Topics.
|Flash Fiction Flash Fiction||No specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words); Up to 3 pieces.|
|Short Story Short Story||No specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words); Up to 2 pieces.|
|Novelette Novelette||No specific word count limits known (our definition: 7500 to 15000 words); Up to 2 pieces.|
|Novella Novella||No specific word count limits known (our definition: 15000 to 40000 words).|
- We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
|No monetary payment No monetary payment.|
| OK|| No|| No|| OK||Text format submissions |
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