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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.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2011

Audience

Open to a broad Audience, including: All ethnic groups/populations, All genders, All sexual identities.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 1 x per year.

Fiction Open Fee-based

Dates:
Open to fee-based fiction submissions through 31 December 2019 (77.2 days from now). 1
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionNo specific word count limits known (our definition: up to 1000 words); Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short StoryNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 1000 to 7500 words); Up to 2 pieces.
Novelette NoveletteNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 7500 to 15000 words); Up to 2 pieces.
Novella NovellaNo specific word count limits known (our definition: 15000 to 40000 words).
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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The Conium Review Submission Statistics

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

Dates

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2019
Last Checked: 02 Oct 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 28 Aug 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 02 Nov 2011

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