The sixth annual Innovative Short Fiction Contest opens for submissions in a couple months. We’re pleased to announce this year’s judge is Sarah Gerard, author of Sunshine State (Harper Perennial, 2017), Binary Star (Two Dollar Radio, 2015), and the forthcoming novel True Love (Harper Books, 2020). Sarah’s short stories, essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared in The New York Times, T Magazine, Granta, The Baffler, Vice, and anthologies.
The contest runs from April 1st to July 1st, 2019. The winner receives $500, publication, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. Full details and guidelines are available here.
Amelia 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.
Meeah Williams has three new art pieces up at Empty Sink Publishing: http://emptysinkpublishing.com/visual/three-images-meeah-williams/
Meeah’s flash fiction, “Family Programming,” was published on our website last September. And Meeah’s “Happy Endings, Inc.” appears in The Conium Review: Vol. 3.
We’re pleased to unveil the cover art for The Conium Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall 2013). The artwork, entitled “River Horse,” is courtesy of Loren Kantor, a LA-based woodcut artist and writer. Loren has worked in the film industry for twenty years as a screenwriter and assistant director, and he’s been carving woodcuts for the past five years. You can find more of his work at woodcuttingfool.blogspot.com