concīs was an online and e-pub journal devoted to brevity: the succinct, pithy, condensed, laconic, crisp, compressed and compendious. It was simple in approach and simple in design…but not simple-minded. Genre—if you believe in such labels—was 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

Work published in concīs was featured individually on the Home page for a time, shared with other work in the Stream and finally compiled into a Seasonal issue.

Publication Schedule

  1. Ongoing: each work was featured on the Home Page and in the Stream as they were accepted.
  2. Seasonal Issues: three times per year—Winter (published in January), Spring (published in May) and Summer (published in September)—works were compiled into Seasons (issues) for web and ebook reading.

Support & Supporters

Publication of concīs was only possible through the contributions of supporters, including supporting authors. ?


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!

Contributing Editor

Christopher Miles, a damn fine poet himself, who is thankfully generous with his time.