Coneflower Cafe

Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction
Representative Authors: 
Elizabeth Gauffreau, Madeline Wise, Eleanor Lerman, G.M. Monks, Henry Alley, Mark Lindensmith, James Reed, Judith Beth Cohen, Jeffrey Feingold, Peter Prizel, John Q. McDonald, Richard Marranca
Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Feb 28
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Subscription Price: 
$6 per year for digital
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Coneflower Cafe focuses on literary short stories. They do not accept any story shorter than 3,000 words or longer than 10,000 words. They also publish poetry and art in their magazine, but they have separate submission guideline webpages for each genre.

Tips From the Editor

For poetry, we are looking for lyric poems and narratives that display the writer’s natural voice, that are as well written as prose, and that are drawn from the writer's own experiences. Short fiction submissions should be original (unpublished, not AI-generated) stories containing between 3,000 and 10,000 words that show originality, subtlety, wisdom, and appeal to broader perspectives, while adhering to typical story qualities (i.e. character development and a clear plot).

Contact Information

James Cooper, Poetry and Art Editor
1424 Franklin Street
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Last updated: Jan 25, 2024