Our Managing Editor, James R. Gapinski, was recently published in Burdock Magazine‘s 14th issue with his one-sentence story “Judith’s Best Friend.” The issue officially dropped on Saturday, December 13th with a reading at The People’s Books Cooperative in Milwaukee, WI. Other contributors to the issue include Susan Firer, Jeb Ebben, Rick Hokans, Angie Trudell Vasquez, Constance Alexander, David Brannan, Jesse Koenig, David Press, Margaret Rozga, Sarah Sadie, Tyler Farrell, Wendy Vardaman, Martha Kaplan, Freesia McKee, and Milwaukee’s Poet Laureate (2012-2015), James Chapson.
The Conium Review: Volume 3 is available for purchase! Support small press publishing, and get a copy directly through our website. The issue is available as a paperback, and we also have a snazzy collector’s edition box set for sale.
Copies hit brick-and-mortar bookstore shelves in the next couple days (or weeks, in some cases).Past publications have been stocked at the Big Idea Bookstore Cooperative (Pittsburgh, PA), Broadway Books (Portland, OR), Reading Frenzy (Portland, OR), Housing Works Bookstore Care (New York, NY), Quimby’s Bookstore (Chicago, IL), Open Books (Chicago, IL), and Woodland Pattern Book Center (Milwaukee, WI). This issue will appear at many of our usual bookstore partners, and we hope to expand to other independent bookstore locations very soon.
For cash-strapped lit lovers, Vol. 3 will also be available at several libraries, including the Mellow Pages Library (Brooklyn, NY), the University of Wisconsin Memorial Library (Madison, WI), the Library of Congress (Washington, DC) ,and elsewhere.
This volume of The Conium Review features new fiction from Olivia Ciacci, Tom Howard, D. V. Klenak, Jan LaPerle, Zach Powers, Christine Texeira, and Meeah Williams. In these eight strange and surreal narratives, you’ll find a company that sells night-in-shining-armor-style happy endings, a boy with a second person trapped inside of him, a contemporary fable with a chickadee protagonist, and more. The pieces include flash fiction, short stories, and novella-length fiction.