The Conium Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

The Conium Review publishes innovative writing. We don't rely on quotas or preconceived notions of what's "publishable."  We want your wildest settings and weirdest plots. We want fine-tuned prose and active characters. We want stories that take risks. But most importantly, we want your very best writing, whatever that entails.

Our reading periods vary. Any calls for general submissions, contests, or chapbooks appear below. You can also subscribe to our e-mail list to stay informed about all our current projects.


  • “Print Edition Fiction Submissions” February 1st through May 1st.
  • “Online Flash Fiction Submissions” January 15th to February 15th.


  • “Innovative Short Fiction Contest” TBD ($500 prize + publication)
The Conium Review