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“Souvenirs and Other Stories” Cover

Matt Tompkins’s Souvenirs and Other Stories comes out this June from Conium Press. We’re excited to unveil the cover mock-up! Pre-orders for this surreal and whimsical short story collection go on sale later this year.

Souvenirs Cover Mock Up

 

The Volume 4 Collector’s Edition Cover

Over the past seven days, we’ve showcased the nine different objects contained in this year’s collector’s edition. From the string-and-button closure on Emily Koon’s “Butterbean” to the accordion-style booklet for Ingrid Jendrzejewski’s “Shampoo,” there are some funky chaps and broadsides in this year’s edition. The Conium Review: Vol. 4 paperback edition launches today, and the collector’s edition goes on sale for a December 15th ship-date.

If you purchase a collector’s edition, all nine stories are wrapped in burlap, tied with twine, stuffed inside a decorative wooden book-shaped box. The box is hand-stamped with acid-free archival grade ink on the front cover, spine, and back cover. The box is hinged along the spine, and the front cover contains a small magnetic closure. This year’s 7.5″ x 10″ box is bigger than last year’s 5.5″ x 7.5″ box (see the last slide below for a comparison), but it’s still designed to fit on most standard bookshelves. Later today, we’ll show off some pics of the fully assembled collector’s edition in all its glory, and it’ll be available for purchase in our online storefront this evening.

Vol 4 CE Cover 01
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Vol 4 CE Cover Comparison

“The Conium Review: Vol. 4” Cover

The Conium Review: Vol. 4 release date is about a month away, and we’re pleased to unveil the cover image. The overall design aesthetic is consistent with last year’s insectile cover, but we’ve gone more cephalopodian with it. And like last year, the front is just a tease; you can expect a nice wrap-around with a smattering of additional tentacles on the back.

The issue is about 90 pages, and it features work from Emily Koon, Tamara K. Walker, Rita Bullwinkel, Marina Petrova, Kayla Pongrac, Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Zach Powers, and Theodora Ziolkowski.

Pre-orders go on sale this weekend!

Vol 4 Cover Mock-Up

“The Conium Review: Vol. 4” cover