Vol. 4 Collector’s Edition Preview: “The Eating Habits of Famous Actors,” by Zach Powers

Zach Powers was in our last issue with “Sleeping Bears,”and he’s back with a pseudo-vengeance in The Conium Review: Vol. 4. The paperback hits shelves November 30th—that’s also when the Collector’s Edition officially goes on sale. For this year’s Collector’s Edition, Zach’s “The Eating Habits of Famous Actors” appears as a 5″ by 5.25″ 8-page mini-chap. The cover is printed on 90-lb. white index stock. There’s a filmstrip silhouette punched through the paper, showing leaf of 65-lb. black card stock beneath. The inner pages are printed on 24-lb. ivory-colored paper.

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Amelia Gray at Late Night Library’s “All Fines Forgiven”

amelia headshotAmelia Gray (our recent contest judge, author of Gutshot, and other awesomeness) is coming to Portland! She’ll be performing at the Late Night Library event, “All Fines Forgiven.” The event is a book-themed variety show, with performances and talk segments. What is Amelia’s segment going to be all about? We’ll see, but our managing editor thinks maybe it will involve knife throwing and/or chainsaw juggling (not making any promises, but not ruling it out either). Other performers include musician Whitney Mongé, Natalie Graham, Carola Dibbell, and Dao Strom. Arthur Bradford hosts.

Friday, October 23rd at the Clinton Theater in PDX at 7:00pm. Find more details and purchase tickets through the Late Night Library website.

Contributor Update: Yvette A. Schnoeker-Shorb published at Gival Press

Yvette A. Schnoeker-Shorb has two poems published on the Gival Press website. Read “Little Girls and Tea Parties” and “Noise” here.

Yvette’s flash fiction, “Unbecoming Canine,” appeared on our website late last year. Her work has also appeared in Dark Matter: A Journal of Speculative Writing, The Broken Plate, Epiphany Magazine, Blue Lyra Review, and  elsewhere.

Congrats on this latest publication, Yvette!

Pre-order the second edition of Kayla Pongrac’s chapbook

Earlier this year, Kayla Pongrac’s chapbook was published by Anchor and Plume Press. The initial print-run of 250 copies has already sold out!
The publisher is holding a second round of pre-orders to help fund a second edition printing. If you didn’t already get a copy of Kayla’s chapbook, now is your chance! The second edition will come with a new piece of writing as well as a broadside signed by Kayla and her illustrator, Shayna Blackford. The pre-order period ends on June 15th.
Kayla’s work has appeared on our website in the past, and she has a piece forthcoming in our next print edition (The Conium Review, Volume 4). We’re glad to see her chapbook selling out!

The Conium Review welcomes two new fiction editors

The Conium Review welcomes two new fiction editors to the masthead: Sarah Colwill-Brown and Justin Carmickle.

Sarah Colwill-Brown was a finalist in our 2014 Flash Fiction Contest, and her story “Short” was published on The Conium Review Online Compendium. She’s the marketing manager for GrubStreet, a nonprofit creative writing center in Boston, MA. She holds an MA in English Literature from Boston College, where she served as assistant managing editor of Post Road. Follow Sarah on Twitter or check out her blog here.

Justin Carmickle earned his MFA in fiction at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he served as Assistant Literary Editor of Blackbird. His fiction has appeared in Louisiana Literature,  Mary, and Midwestern Gothic. He begins his PhD in English at the University of Southern Mississippi this fall.

Read more about Sarah, Justin, or our other talented staff on our masthead page.