Zach Powers was in our last issue with “Sleeping Bears,”and he’s back with a pseudo-vengeance in The Conium Review: Vol. 4. The paperback hits shelves November 30th—that’s also when the Collector’s Edition officially goes on sale. For this year’s Collector’s Edition, Zach’s “The Eating Habits of Famous Actors” appears as a 5″ by 5.25″ 8-page mini-chap. The cover is printed on 90-lb. white index stock. There’s a filmstrip silhouette punched through the paper, showing leaf of 65-lb. black card stock beneath. The inner pages are printed on 24-lb. ivory-colored paper.
For this year’s forthcoming Collector’s Edition, Tamara K. Walker’s story, “Camisole,” mimics the design of Theodora Ziolkowski’s “Apples” (or you could say “Apples” mimics “Camisole,” depending how you look at it—even though we’re posting this second, we actually made the “Camisole” chapbook first, so it probably has dibs on the design). Both feature minimalistic cover images, silhouetting a single object from the story. The cover is a 65-lb. brown card stock; the story is printed on 24-lb. bright white linen paper, and there’s a 24-lb. parchment paper title page. This 8-page booklet is 3.5″ wide and 4″ tall.
Emily Koon’s “Butterbean” is slated to appear in The Conium Review: Vol. 4 Collector’s Edition as a 5.5″ by 7.5″ chapbook. The chapbook’s red linen cover opens from the center with a string-and-button closure made from baker’s twine and wooden buttons. The 12 inner pages are printed on 24-lb. bright white linen paper.
We’ll be unveiling more previews over the coming days. The paperback hits shelves on November 30th. The Collector’s Edition will see a limited release on November 30th with a wider release on December 15th.
Theodora Ziolkowski’s “Apples” is a modern take on the classic fairy tale genre. This piece is one of nine stories from The Conium Review: Vol. 4. It’s included in the paperback and forthcoming Collector’s Edition.
The Collector’s Edition is a box set of handmade chapbooks and broadsides, each containing a different story from the issue. “Apples” is printed on 24-lb. bright white linen paper with a special 24-lb. ivory parchment leaf for the title page. The cover is 65-lb. brown card stock. This 12-page booklet measures 3.5″ wide by 4″ tall.
Marina Petrova’s magical realist story, “Dictator in a Jar,” is absurd, satirical, and laugh out loud hilarious. The brown 65-lb. card stock cover lists step-by-step instructions for creating your own dictator in a jar, should the mood strike. This 5.25″ by 7.5″ chapbook is printed on 24-lb. natural white linen paper with an inside leaf made from drafting paper.
This chapbook is one of nine items found in our upcoming Vol. 4 Collector’s Edition. Pre-orders for the paperback are now on sale. Ordering information for the Collector’s Edition will be available soon.