concīs magazine—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
Brevity is subjective. We’ve read 8-line poems that are 7-lines
too long and 30-line poems that flash and fire quicker than a haiku. 25 lines
of poetry/300 words of prose or less—even significantly less—feels right, but
that feeling’s not a rule. We do feel safe specifying a minimum length of one
character, glyph, symbol or visual.
concīs pays $10 per piece for publication
on the web site and as part of a seasonal collection/ebook/PDF (possibly in
multiple e-reading formats). Upon acceptance, authors will be given an option to
donate their payments to Room to Read (a 4-star charity promoting literacy and
gender equality in education across Asia and Africa). Donations will be matched
More about concīs, publication schedule and submissions here.
Still have questions? Let me know:
chrisATconcisDOTio (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )