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Ashley Hutson’s “Hen of God” highlighted at Ploughshares blog

Ashley Hutson’s flash fiction, “Hen of God,” was selected by Ross McMeekin for the ongoing Plougshares column “The Best Short Story I Read in a Lit Mag This Week.” In the blog post, Ross deconstructs Ashley’s piece and talks about the role of ritual throughout “Hen of God.” It’s a thoughtful examination and celebration of Ashley’s story, and we’re glad to see this piece highlighted and discussed over at Ploughshares.

Check out the entire post at the Ploughshares blog.

Call for submissions: flash fiction

The Conium Review Online Compendium seeks flash fiction submissions. The current reading period runs from April 1st to June 1st, 2015. We want stories under 1,000 words that take risks. We publish plenty of paragraphed prose, but we like seeing oddball forms too: fiction written as lists, chat logs, bank statements, court transcripts, or whatever else you cook up.

Full submission guidelines are available here.

To get a better sense of what we’re looking for, take a look at some of our recently posted stories.

The Conium Review’s website will be down for a couple days

Our website will be down for a couple days.  We’ve performing some major updates, shifting web hosts, and generally spicin’ things up around here.

The blog will remain active through most of the upgrade, but the main site (including our store) will be down.  If you have questions about the journal, submissions, or purchases, you can always e-mail us at editors@coniumreview.com

Thanks for understanding!

The Conium Review is on WordPress (again)

The Conium Review has had a WordPress blog for a while, but it’s main function was for hosting the podcast.  Moving forward, we’re making WordPress a more integral part of our online presence.

We’ve moved some of the most important posts from The Conium Review website (i.e. book reviews) over to WordPress.  A few other posts will migrate soon, and we’ll be more active on WordPress moving forward.

Please share the blog with your friends and followers. We look forward to connecting with the WordPress blogging community.

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