Corium Hits a Milestone

Posted: March 31st, 2011 | Author:

Corium’s one year anniversary issue is live today! I am thrilled, perplexed, humbled, and grateful for the wonderful writers and readers who have supported this endeavor, created on the basis of an informal Facebook poll, “should I start a literary journal?” I’m so happy I did.

Many thanks to Heather Fowler, Poetry Editor, and Sal Pane, Short Fiction Editor, for their commitment to Corium and for putting up with me!

Issue Five. Fifth issue of staying up all night to meet the promised deadline. I didn’t get to add art. My cat is not happy about my absence from bed. I will make up for it tonight when I go to sleep at 5:00. It was worth it.

Read it. Love it. Love these fantastic writers.

Celebrate with us.


Salvatore Pane Joins Corium

Posted: January 9th, 2011 | Author:

We are very happy to welcome contributor and all-around talented Salvatore Pane as Corium’s Short Fiction Editor. Read our Submissions Guidelines and submit 1,000-4,000 excellent words to Sal here.

December Issue Live

Posted: December 27th, 2010 | Author:

Very happy to have the December issue of Corium live! The quality of writing we receive continues to astound and humble me. The issue is full of superstars, both established and new. The comments section now allows you to leave comments, and I encourage you to do so.

This issue is dedicated in memory of Cami Park, a stunningly talented writer whose work appeared in our first issue (Poetry), and who left us far too soon. I don’t know what else to say. I am still stunned and very, very sad. I hope you’ll check out her work.

Meanwhile, enjoy the issue! As promised in our submissions guidelines, we do not decline work on your birthday, if you let us know when it is! And keep in mind we never close submissions, though we may take a bit longer to respond, given the quantity of great work we receive.

Exciting news! Poetry Editor Heather Fowler has a book called Suspended Hearts being released by Aqueous Books in late 2010/early 2011. You will want to check this out. In addition to her contributions as Poetry Editor for Corium, she is a wonderful writer.

Thanks for your continuing support. Wishing you happy and healthy holidays!


Corium + Hobart — Tomorrow Night!

Posted: August 3rd, 2010 | Author:

Random Hookup: Corium + Hobart is happening tomorrow night in San Francisco. Greg Gerke and Lauren Becker of Corium, will collide with Aaron Burch, Amelia Gray, Andrea Kneeland, and Adam Novy of Hobart, for a one-night only encounter. No regrets. No commitment. No exchange of numbers. Just good words, good friends, good drinks …

Many thanks to Knockout SF for kindly hosting this raucous gang.

Come out and experience Random Hookup: It’ll never happen again.

Random Hookup: Corium + Hobart

Posted: July 25th, 2010 | Author:

Corium, Hobart, and friends hook up for one night only. Don’t miss it: You’ll regret it in the morning.

Hobart + Corium: Two hot journals, one hot reading, no numbers exchanged …


Co-hosts: Aaron Burch (Editor-in Chief, Hobart; High Emissions Book Tour)
Lauren Becker (Editor-in-Chief, Corium Magazine)

and the smokin’:

Amelia Gray (High Emissions Book Tour)
Andrea Kneeland (Hobart Web Editor)
Greg Gerke (Corium Fiction Editor)
Adam Novy (High Emissions Book Tour, Hobart Mini-Book writer)

Date:    August 4, 2010
Time:    7:30pm-9:00pm
Place:   The Knockout
             3223 Mission
             San Francisco, CA


Please tip your bartenders generously AND leave some money on the night table to help get our High Emissions Book Tour friends out here for the hookup.

RSVP to Random Hookup on Facebook.

Corium Magazine at Litquake

Posted: July 5th, 2010 | Author:

Corium is pleased to be part of Litquake 2010, the largest independent literary festival on the West Coast. Corium will have an event at Lit Crawl on Saturday, October 9, the culminating event of a stellar week of literary offerings.

Corium’s as-yet untitled event will be hosted by Editor-in-Chief, Lauren Becker, and will feature the following contributors/future contributors:

Jenny Bitner (June 2010, Short Fiction)
John W. Evans (September 2010, Poetry)
Stefanie Freele (September 2010, Short Fiction)
Andrea Kneeland (March 2010, Very Short Fiction)
Ben Loory (September 2010, Very Short Fiction)

Get it on your calendars!

Learn more about Litquake at

June Issue Live

Posted: June 21st, 2010 | Author:

I am delighted to announce that the second issue of Corium Magazine is up! We received many great submissions and the issue is comprised entirely of remarkable writing. Must name all because of their amazing contributions!

Gary Percesepe, Jenny Bitner, Nate Liederbach, B.J. Hollars, Roxane Gay, Mark Gozonsky, James Robison, Darlin’ Neal, Matthew Salesses, Sal Pane, Mary Miller, Jessica Hollander, David Peak, Ken Sparling, Nicolle Elizabeth, Vitor Oliveira Jorge, Tim Tomlinson, Angela Readman, Luis Rivas, Uche Ogbuji, and Rachel Dacus.

Greg Gerke and Heather Fowler, as always, provided exceptional editorial work!

Please read, enjoy, and look forward to another great issue in September!


Corium on Twitter

Posted: April 24th, 2010 | Author:

We’re now on Twitter! Follow us at CoriumMagazine (no space) for updates.

Also, please join our fan page or “like” us (or whatever Facebook is calling it now) at “Corium Magazine.”

Thanks for the support!

Corium at AWP

Posted: April 7th, 2010 | Author:

Lauren Becker and Heather Fowler will be at AWP, taking it all in and hanging out with friends from DOGZPLOT and Artistically Declined Press at Table N-13 in Exhibit Hall A of the Convention Center.  Stop by and say hi!

Corium’s Responses to Six Questions For …

Posted: April 2nd, 2010 | Author:

Jim Harrington was kind enough to pose his “six questions” to me prior to Corium’s debut. For those not familiar with his unique, helpful and very interesting concept, he asks editors, publishers, agents, educators, and writers the same six questions and posts responses approximately every 2-3 days.

I enjoy reading Jim’s blog, as it provides great insight into the methods by which other editors evaluate submissions. Each editor brings his/her unique personality to the process, and being privy to direct comparisons of these qualities provides valuable insight to writers with regard to selecting where and what to submit. I hope that the answers I provided on behalf of Heather, Greg and me provide similar insight.

My responses went up today here.   Meanwhile, I encourage you to take a look at other editors’ responses on Jim’s blog.