concīs is 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.

Generally this means: poems (often significantly) under 20 lines or prose (again often significantly) under 250 words, visual works and audio/video/hybrid forms that last 30 seconds or less.

We want poetry and prose of the two-inch punch. Pull the pin from the grenade. Bring us the bud exploding into flower. Surprise us.
See the Submissions page for more information about the kind of work we are looking for at concīs, some of our inspirations and our publishing schedule.

Briefly: 
  • Poems under 20 lines or prose (or prose poems) under 250 words.
  • Submit up to 5 pieces in one submission (no fee).
    • One submission here (or as a Supporting Submitter) at a time. Once you've been accepted or rejected, you're welcome to submit again! But...
    • Simultaneous submissions elsewhere are fine.
  • Decisions can take up to 45 days but are often much faster. 
  • Payment: $20 per piece or, if you choose to donate your payment, we'll add $5 and donate $25 to charity (currently: Room to Read).
And...

» Length is the one solid guideline we have; please don't ignore it! The whole point of concīs is to publish short, powerful work...

» Our previously published work and work on our Inspirations page give an idea of what we've enjoyed in the past...the future is unknown when it comes to form, genre, style, medium: surprise us! 

» In addition to limited electronic rights (one-time rights for the web site and the associated digital Seasonal issue/collection), we ask that accepted authors acknowledge concīs (http://concis.io/) in future publications of those works.

» And please, just one submission of up to five works at a time!

» Previously published work is allowed if the previous publication was in print or not obviously available in another venue. But be aware: we very rarely publish such work.

» We appreciate your generosity in considering us as a place to share your valuable work.

$2.09 - 4.19
$2.09 - 4.19
Supporting Submissions allow authors to submit their work and donate to concīs at the same time. Note:
  
  1. We will never require submissions fees. You can always use the standard Submission Form for free! 
  2. Choosing the supporter option does not change response times or factor into our selection

See the Submissions page for more information about the kind of work we are looking for at concīs, some of our inspirations and our publishing schedule.

Briefly: 
  • Poems under 20 lines or prose (or prose poems) under 250 words.
  • Submit up to 5 pieces in one submission (no fee).
    • One submission here (or as a Supporting Submitter) at a time. Once you've been accepted or rejected, you're welcome to submit again! But...
    • Simultaneous submissions elsewhere are fine.
  • Decisions can take up to 30 days but should be much faster right now. 
  • Payment: $20 per piece or, if you choose to donate your payment, we'll add $5 and donate $25 to charity (currently: Room to Read).
And...

» Length is the one solid guideline we have; please don't ignore it! The whole point of concīs is to publish short, powerful work...

» Our previously published work and work on our Inspirations page give an idea of what we've enjoyed in the past...the future is unknown when it comes to form, genre, style, medium: surprise us! 

» In addition to limited electronic rights, we ask that accepted authors acknowledge concīs (http://concis.io/) in future publications of those works.

» And please, just one submission of up to five works at a time!

» Previously published work is allowed if the previous publication was in print or not obviously available in another venue. But be aware: we very rarely publish such work.

» We appreciate your generosity in considering us as a place to share your valuable work.

Ends on September 3, 2017

Want to make a donation with your submission? Use the donation submission form.

Deadline and Fees

Enter by: September 1, 2017

Entry fee: None!

Prizes

  1. First Prize: $250 cash and highlighted publication in concīs (web and digital editions).
  2. Second Prize: $150 cash and highlighted publication in concīs (web and digital editions).
  3. Third Prize: $100 cash and highlighted publication in concīs (web and digital editions).
  4. Editor's Choice(s): $50 cash and highlighted publication in concīs (web and digital editions).

Submission Guidelines

Submit one entry containing up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash/sudden/quick fictions, micro-essays or other prose

Length and size limit for each piece:
  • 250 words for prose, prose poems, fictions and other texts
  • 25 lines for poetry
  • No simultaneous submissions for this contest
Ends on September 3, 2017$2.00 - 10.00
$2.00 - 10.00

Donations do not factor into our decisions. Don't want to donate? Use the regular submission form.

Deadline and Fees

Enter by: September 3, 2017

Entry fee: None!

Prizes

  1. First Prize: $250 cash and highlighted publication in concīs (web and digital editions).
  2. Second Prize: $150 cash and highlighted publication in concīs (web and digital editions).
  3. Third Prize: $100 cash and highlighted publication in concīs (web and digital editions).
  4. Editor's Choice(s): $50 cash and highlighted publication in concīs (web and digital editions).

Submission Guidelines

Submit one entry containing up to two unpublished poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash/sudden/quick fictions, micro-essays or other prose

Length and size limit for each piece

  • 250 words for prose, prose poems, fictions and other texts
  • 25 lines for poetry
  • No simultaneous submissions for this contest
$5.00 - 100.00
$5.00 - 100.00
concīs doesn't charge for submissions (and never will), supports charities and pays its authors. Together, that all adds up. We appreciate any support you might be generous enough to give.

Unless they choose otherwise, all donors will be listed on the web site and acknowledged in the next issue of concīs. At some donation levels, extra publicity (at donor's discretion) applies.