Caitlin Scarano’s “Pitcher of Cream” selected for the Best Small Fictions anthology
Caitlin Scarano‘s “Pitcher of Cream” has been selected for the Queen’s Ferry Press Best Small Fiction anthology!
Caitlin’s story recently won our 2015 Flash Fiction Contest, judged by Laura Ellen Joyce. It was published on our website, and it will be re-released as a limited-run micro-chap later this month. The micro-chap will be available for free at the 2016 AWP Conference in Los Angeles, CA. Caitlin will be doing a signing at our exhibitor table (#1238) on Thursday, March 31st from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
Last year’s Innovative Short Fiction Contest judge, Amelia Gray, also had her piece “These Are the Fables” selected for the Best Small Fictions anthology. Additionally, Amelia’s story “On a Pleasant Afternoon, Every Battle Is Recalled” was named a finalist.
John Englehardt‘s “This Is Great But You Don’t Need It” was also named as a semifinalist—this piece was originally published on our website and was made into a micro-chap for the 2015 AWP Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Lastly, Daniel Aristi (former contributor to our website) had his Sand story, “Tempus Fugit,” selected for publication, and Mercedes Lawry (former contributor to our website) was named a semifinalist for her recent Cleaver Magazine story, “Was there transposition?“
We’re excited to see so many contributors and friends of The Conium Review on the long list and short list for Best Small Fictions, and we hope you’ll all pick up a copy when Queen’s Ferry Press releases the anthology later this year. The full list of semifinalist, finalists, and winners is available on the Queen’s Ferry Press website.
Contributor Update: Patrick Cole published at Heron Tree
Patrick Cole (contributor to The Conium Review: Vol. 2, No. 2) has a new poem published with Heron Tree. Click here to read “Leaves,” by Patrick Cole.
Patrick’s work has also appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, Parcel, and the Writing That Risks anthology. Congrats on the publication, Patrick!
Editor Update: James R. Gapinski received an honorable mention in “Flash Phenom” contest
James R. Gapinski’s flash fiction, “Finding Moonlight,” received an honorable mention in The Molotov Cocktail‘s Flash Phenom contest (all submissions needed to involve some strange phenomena). The contest winner was Shane Page for “House of Spiders.”
As an honorable mention, James’s piece will appear The Molotov Cocktail, and it will also be included in a forthcoming print anthology of prize winners and finalists. The full announcement is available on The Molotov Cocktail‘s website.
Congrats to Our Best Small Fictions 2016 Nominees
Last week, we mailed off our nominees for the Queen’s Ferry Press anthology, Best Small Fiction 2016. We’re proud to officially announce our selections. There were so many good stories to choose from. Congratulations to the five nominees:
- “Pitcher of Cream,” by Caitlin Scarano (from The Conium Review Online Compendium)
- “Shampoo,” by Ingrid Jendrzejewski (from The Conium Review: Vol. 4)
- “Camisole,” by Tamara K. Walker (from The Conium Review: Vol. 4)
- “Clown Boutique Fairy Tale,” by Sarah Mitchell-Jackson (from The Conium Review Online Compendium)
- “This is Great But You Don’t Need It,” by John Englehardt (from The Conium Review Online Compendium and published as a micro-chap for AWP 2015)
About the Nominees:
Caitlin Scarano is a poet in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PhD creative writing program. She was a finalist for the 2014 Best of the Net Anthology and the winner of the 2015 Indiana Review Poetry Prize, judged by Eduardo Corral. She has two poetry chapbooks. This winter, she will be an artist in residence at the Hinge Arts Residency program in Fergus Falls and the Artsmith’s 2016 Artist Residency on Orcas Island.
Tamara K. Walker dreams of irrealities among typewriter ribbons, stuffed animals and duct tape flower barrettes. She resides near Boulder, Colorado with her wife/life partner and blogs irregularly about writing and literature at http://tamarakwalker.wordpress.com. She may also be found online at http://about.me/tamara.kwalker. Her writing has previously appeared or is forthcoming in The Cafe Irreal, A cappella Zoo, Melusine, Apocrypha and Abstractions, Gay Flash Fiction, Identity Theory, a handful of poetry zines, and several themed print anthologies published by Kind of a Hurricane Press.
Ingrid Jendrzejewski studied creative writing and English literature at the University of Evansville before going on to study physics at the University of Cambridge. She has soft spots for go, cryptic crosswords, and the python programming language, but these days spends most of her time trying to keep up with a delightfully energetic toddler. Once in a very great while, she adds a tiny something to www.ingridj.com and tweets at @LunchOnTuesday.
Sarah Mitchell-Jackson is a novelist and a short story writer. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in The Critical Pass Review and Really System. Her debut novel, Ashes, will be out this year published by Blue Moon Publishers. You can read more of her work at www.smitchjack.wordpress.com.
John Englehardt’s stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Sycamore Review, The Stranger, Monkeybicycle, The Monarch Review, and Furlough Magazine. He won the 2014 Wabash Prize in Fiction, as well as The Stranger‘s A&P fiction contest. He’s a recent graduate of University of Arkansas’ MFA program, and now lives and works in Seattle.