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“Bear Season” slated for release next spring (pre-order and get our latest issue too)!

The Conium Review is continuing to expand its catalogue.  Bear Season, by Bernie Hafeli will be released in late February, 2013 in association with our journal.

For a limited time, when you pre-order Bear Season, you’ll receive a free copy of The Conium Review‘s upcoming “Spring 2013” issue.

Bernie Hafeli’s Bear Season follows the journey of an eleven year-old boy and his rough-hewn uncle, both of whom embark on parallel quests for self-discovery.  The coming-of-age story juxtaposes against the uncle’s historical narrative—reflecting on his time in the Polish military during World War II, stationed alongside the legendary soldier bear, Wojtek.

The author, Bernie Hafeli, holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco, and his works have appeared in The Berkeley Fiction Review, 34th Parallel, The Rejected Quarterly, and elsewhere.

"Bear Season," by Bernie Hafeli

Chapbook Pre-Orders on Sale Now!

In mid-September, our Managing Editor announced our small press’ latest project on Burdock Radio.  And now we’re ready start the pre-order for High Art & Love Poems, a chapbook by Keith Gaustad, scheduled for release in early December!

The pre-order period starts today and lasts until November 15th.  To encourage early pre-orders, we’re offering signed copies and a discounted rate when you bundle High Art & Love Poems with the first issue of The Conium Review.  To pre-order the chapbook, or browse our other publications, visit our Online Store.

Jim Chapson, author of Scholia (Syracuse University Press) says “In these amulets against despair, the poet Keith Gaustad inoculates the reader against the follies of our age . . . ”

And Paul Vogel, author of The Empty Quarter (Teppichfresser Press) raves “Gaustad serves up a fin de siècle salad with a side of weltschmerz . . . creating lyric paroxysms that fall like fiery plops of spittle . . . “

The special bundled rate and will only be offered as long as supplies last, so claim your copy of this chapbook and The Conium Review today!