The corium is the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis. It includes connective tissue, blood and an elaborate sensory nerve network. What’s going on beneath the surface. Corium publishes stories and poems with substance and connection. Words that touch on nerves and stay.

Corium was founded in 2010 and publishes new issues online on a quarterly basis.



Editor Lauren Becker lives in California. Her fiction has appeared online and in print in journals including Tin House, American Short Fiction, Los Angeles Review, NANO Fiction, and Wigleaf. Her collection of short fiction, If I Would Leave Myself Behind, was released in June of 2014 by Curbside Splendor Publishing.

Guest Poetry Editor Ryan W. Bradley has pumped gas, painted houses, swept the floor of a mechanic’s shop, worked on a construction crew in the Arctic Circle, fronted a punk band, and more. He is the author of eight books of poetry and fiction, including the story collection, NOTHING BUT THE DEAD AND DYING. He received his MFA from Pacific University and lives in Oregon with his wife and two sons.

Intern Hanisha Harjani is an artist/sapling at the Pratt Institute who makes films and writes short stories. You can find her work on her website.