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concīs—the first project from concīs publishing—is 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.
How to Read concīs
What Makes Us Different?
Maybe not all different, but concīs:
- pays (modestly)…or authors can choose to donate their payment to Room to Read and we’ll double it!
- accepts and features work on a rolling basis throughout the year
- will publish free seasonal ebook and/or PDF issues
- will publish select original print and electronic creations (tiny chapbooks, micro-sites, not-so-broadsides, who knows?)
Authors who publish in concīs can choose to donate their payment to charity…and we match it! See how much we’ve raised so far.
Submit your work. It’s simple. And we pay (a little).
- Ongoing: each work is featured on the Home Page and in the Stream as they are accepted.
- Seasonal Issues: three times per year—Winter (published in January), Spring (published in May) and Summer (published in September)—works will be compiled into Seasons (issues) for web and ebook reading.
- Print: Selected works will be published in print form(s) yet to be determined with a separate payment negotiated for that use.
Support & Supporters
Founder, Editor and Receiver-of-Complaints
Chris Lott and his (sometimes dis-)associated personalities. Chris is a teacher, pen and paper addict, occasional poet, founding editor of Eclectica Magazine and proprietor/improprietor of the surprisingly popular Katexic Clippings email newsletter.
Co-Founder, Reader, Man of Mystery
Galen Dotey, who has published poetry in various tiny paper publications while working as a wildland firefighter, day laborer, short order cook and bookstore gopher. This is more or less his first foray into the online world…in just about any form!