concīs

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
James Reidel, Robert Miltner, Simon Perchik, Peter Munro, Tatiana Ryckman, Eric Pankey, Melissa Kwasny, David Graham, Brad Rose, Jennifer Moore, Mark Young, Maura Stanton, Skip Fox, Scott Wiggerman, Caitlin Scarano
Formats: 
Web, E-publication
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
No
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Yes
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Yes
Number of Debut Authors per Issue: 
5-10
Payment: 
Cash
Issues per Year: 
3 seasonal compilations
Circulation: 
5,000 to 10,000

Editorial Focus

concīs (aka concis) is an online and e-pub journal devoted to brevity: the concise (naturally), succinct, pithy, condensed, laconic, crisp, compressed and compendious. It’s simple in approach and simple in design…but not simple-minded. Genre—if you believe in such labels—is unimportant: poems, prose poems, flash fictions, micro-essays, reviews in miniature, sudden fictions, haiku, tanka, American Sentences, insights, epigrams, the unclassifiable…they’re all good.

Tips From the Editor

Concision doesn't equal cutting short. Economy doesn't mean making your readers do all the work. Tiny isn't a stand-in for weak: we're looking for blooming bulbs, bullets and brevity bombs, not seeds, stones or sprawl. Humor is hard. Love poems are hard. Writing about writing and poems about poetry are hard. Think twice; send once.

Contact Information

Chris Lott, Editor
PO Box 82826
Fairbanks
AK
99708
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Last updated: May 16, 2017