Dear Readers and Contributors:

It’s been a while, for which I apologize and thank you for your patience. We’ve had some changes here at Corium, with J River Helms, former Associate Fiction Editor, moving on to work on other projects. Heather Fowler, Poetry Editor for Corium since the beginning in 2010, has also moved on to focus on other work. I miss them both very much and wish them the best in their endeavors. It was a joy to work with both.

So, I’ve pretty much been on my own with a few standout exceptions. First, I am so happy to welcome Hanisha Harjani to Corium as an intern. She is super smart and talented and I hope she stays forever!

Also, many thanks to Ravi Mangla for helping out with Poetry this issue. He has been a great friend to Corium, having contributed his work several times, as well as doing a stint as Guest Editor.

I hope to bring on a new Fiction Editor and Poetry Editor very soon. Until then, you may expect to see Corium return to a seasonal quarterly schedule, highlighting excellent writing that gets beneath the skin.

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm that Corium will never charge reading fees. As a writer with limited funds (redundant?), I cannot afford to pay fees and would rather have my work read than be paid if the work is accepted. This is my own view, and I admire and respect many of the journals that have instituted fees. That said, our submissions have increased quite a bit, and I will also remind you that our submissions guidelines instruct that writers should wait two months following a response to submit again. This will help us to read and provide more timely responses and keep us sane.

Our Winter issue is outstanding. As always, I am humbled by and grateful for the wonderful work we are privileged to publish at Corium. Please enjoy!


Lauren Becker
Corium Magazine