At this year’s AWP conference, Melissa Reddish will be at our table signing books! Stop by table number 548-T on Friday, February 10th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Melissa will be signing copies of her Conium Press novella, Girl & Flame. You can also catch her and other Conium Press authors at our offsite reading on Thursday, February 9th at Bar Louie.
Fiction editor William VanDenBerg will be signing copies of his Caketrain Press release, Lake of Earth, at our 2016 AWP Conference table (#1238) on Saturday, April 2nd from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Later that evening, he’ll be reading at an off-site even hosted by Caketrain & Solar Luxuriance.
The reading starts at 7:00pm at The Drain, located at 2232 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. in Los Angeles. The other readers include Rachel Levy, M. Kitchell, Thibault Raoult, Kit Schluter, Katy Mongeau, Leif Haven, Kristin Hayter, and Bridget Brewer.
Air Laurel (recent contributor with “Ghosts“) will be reading at and moderating the 2016 AWP Conference panel “Angry Asians: A Hyphen Magazine Reading Dismantling the Model Minority Myth.” The other readers include include G Yamazawa, Celeste Chan, and Kristina Wong.
In 1966, the term “model minority” was coined in the New York Times. This year will be 50 years since Asian Americans were first characterized by the model minority myth, and they’re not going to take it anymore. Four APIA writers challenge the stereotype by being unapologetically themselves and reading work about anger, rebellion, and baddest behavior.
The reading/panel takes place on Friday, April 1st from 1:30pm to 2:45pm in Room 504 of the LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level.
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)
The 2016 AWP Conference schedule is now available. The Conium Review is pleased to be presenting an informal talk on innovative fiction. The panel is called “What the Heck Does Innovative Fiction Actually Mean?: Authors Cut Through the Jargon.” It’s scheduled for Friday, April 1st at 3:00pm on the Scott James Bookfair Stage.
Panelists include Carmiel Banasky, Ashley Farmer, Lindsay Hunter, and Stephen Graham Jones. James R. Gapinski moderates.
Carmiel Banasky is a writer and teacher from Portland, OR. Her debut novel, The Suicide of Claire Bishop, confronts the portrayals of mental illness in art. After earning her MFA from Hunter College, Carmiel spent four years on the road at writing residencies. She now teaches creative writing in LA.
Ashley Farmer is the author of the short fiction collection Beside Myself and two forthcoming poetry collections: The Women and The Farmacist. A former editor forAtomica, Salt Hill, and other publications, she currently coedits Juked.
Lindsay Hunter is the author of the novel Ugly Girls, which the Huffington Post called “a story that hits a note that’s been missing from the chorus of existing feminist literature.” She is also the author of the flash fiction story collections Don’t Kiss Me and Daddy’s.
Stephen Graham Jones is the author of fifteen novels, five collections, and more than two hundred short stories. More forthcoming.
James R. Gapinski is managing editor of The Conium Review. His fiction has appeared in Lunch Ticket, NANO Fiction, Cheap Pop, Word Riot, and elsewhere.
Be sure to stop by The Conium Review‘s table during the 2016 AWP Conference too. We’ll have discounted books for sale, a free micro-chapbook, and other swag. We’re at table #1238. The full map and list of exhibitors is available here.