Monday Markets – concīs magazine (via @concismag)

concīs magazine is the first project from concīs publishing:

[…] an online and e-pub journal devoted to brevity: the 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. See what we’ve published so far and peruse some of our inspirations for a better idea of what we mean.

They’re after flash (micro) fiction up to 300 words and poetry up to 25 lines (though that limit is a little flexible. They pay $10 per acceptance, original or reprint (with minor conditions), and give authors an option to donate their pay to charity, which the magazine will then match.

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concīs is about brevity: the succinct, pithy, condensed, laconic, crisp, compressed and compendious. 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. Read work we’ve accepted so far and peruse some of our Inspirations for a better idea of what we mean.

I’m constantly surprised and impressed by how small new publishers understand that the simple idea of being compensated for their work, even for token amounts, is important to authors. So many famous and succesful literary magazines haughtily ignore any mention of compensation, and to see newcomers treat authors (*cough* the actual source of content for their business), with the kind of respect that concīs does chips away at the cynicism that calcifies my aging bones.

So go send them your stories and poetry. Their website is professional and their passion for their work and positive attitude shines through the copy.

Our Literarium market listing is here: https://literarium.net/market/conc-s-publishing/conc-s-magazine

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4 thoughts on “Monday Markets – concīs magazine (via @concismag)

  1. Let me try again! Thanks for sharing concīs with your readers. I’m particularly gratified that you noticed how we try to respect and honor the authors and work that make our publication possible. We try to embody that respect everywhere we can including (relatively!) quick responses to submissions, prompt payment, proofs for review prior to making work live and promoting our authors’ books, chapbooks and subsequent publications.

    There is still more work to come for the Winter season (and the release of the Winter Seasonal issue/compilation but we are now reading for the Spring season…for which we have increased our payment by 25% among other small guideline tweaks. And we have some exciting thematic contests (always free!) and giveaways in the works for Spring as well.

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