James R. Gapinski has a couple new pieces up online this month. “The Evolution of Apartments” is in the latest issue of Please Hold Magazine. James was also published as part of the Queen Mob’s Teahouse “The Blue Blues: A Satirical Clapback Against Police Terror.” Check out his piece, “#BlackLivesMatter: The Movie [As Edited for the Big Budget Hollywood Remake].”
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.
We’re pleased to announce that Laura Ellen Joyce will judge The Conium Review‘s 2015 Flash Fiction Contest. The winner receives $300, online publication, publication as a broadside or micro-chap, and a copy of Laura Ellen Joyce’s latest book. The submission period runs from August 15th to October 15th. Full guidelines are already posted, so get those manuscripts ready.
Laura Ellen Joyce is the author of The Luminol Reels (Calamari Archive, 2014) and The Museum of Atheism (Salt Publishing, 2012). From 2012 to 2013, she was project coordinator of the AHRC Global Queer Cinema network between 2012-2013. She currently lectures in film and literature at Edinburgh Napier University.
You can read last year’s winning flash fiction, This is Great but You Don’t Need It on our website, and we’ll be distributing free printed copies at the upcoming AWP Conference in Minneapolis. Additional flash fictions (including some contest finalists) are also available online. It’s recommended that you read some of our previously published flash before submitting to the contest!
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