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.



Founding and Managing Editor Lauren Becker lives in California. Her fiction has appeared journals including Tin House (online), Juked, Los Angeles Review, The Rumpus, and Wigleaf. Her collection of short fiction, If I Would Leave Myself Behind, was released in June of 2014 by Curbside Splendor Publishing.

Fiction editor Kim Magowan lives in San Francisco and teaches in the Department of Literatures and Languages at Mills College. Her short story collection UNDOING won the 2017 Moon City Press Fiction Award and is forthcoming in 2018. Her novel THE LIGHT SOURCE is forthcoming from 7.13 Books. Her fiction has been published in Atticus Review, Bird’s Thumb, Cleaver, The Gettysburg Review, Hobart, New World Writing, Sixfold, Word Riot, and other journals.

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.