We’re excited to have Lindsay Hunter as The Conium Review‘s 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest judge. The winner receives $500, publication, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. The contest guidelines are posted. The submission period starts on February, 1st, 2016.
Lindsay is the author of Ugly Girls, Don’t Kiss Me, and Daddy’s. She lives in Chicago with her husband, son, and a couple of pit bulls.
Thanks again to all those who submitted to the 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest. We hope you’ll submit again in 2016.
Amelia Gray’s new book, Gutshot, officially releases today from FSG Originals! Get it online or through your local independent bookseller.
Alissa Nutting, author of Tampa, says the collection is “Exhilarating and violently creative, these stories are an assault on expectation. Gutshot is a rare, new original, and Amelia Gray is her own startling genre. This is a book to be experienced, to be taught and obsessed over, to live as a prized weapon on your bookshelf.”
Lindsay Hunter, author of Ugly Girls notes “Amelia Gray’s writing makes you feel like you’ve been shot out of a cannon. You’re disoriented, stunned, completely overcome . . . but you’re also flying through the air. Get ready. Gutshot is a book of lit matches.”
Get you copy today!
(Amelia is the current judge of our Innovative Short Fiction Contest. Submit your entries by May 1st.)
Amelia Gray (current Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge and future galactic overlord) will be reading on Friday and Saturday at the 2015 AWP Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
On Friday, April 10th, find Amelia at Lee’s Liquor Lounge (101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN) from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Other readers include Tarfia Faizullah, Janaka Stucky, Adrian Matejka, Monica McClure, Brian Foley, Lisa Ciccarello, Sampson Starkweather, and Sheila Squillante. Co-sponsored by Ninth Letter, Birds, LLC, Black Ocean, Hobart, Barrelhouse, and [PANK]. Find this event on Facebook.
On Saturday, April 11th, she’ll be reading again at Public Functionary (1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN). The reading celebrates Amelia’s new book, Gutshot (published by FSG Originals). The event is also co-sponsored by Paper Darts. Other readers are Brandi Wells, Dessa, John Brandon, John Jodzio, Lindsay Hunter, Laura van den Berg, Safy-Hallan Farah, and Simon Jacobs. $5 at the door. Find this event on Facebook and RSVP here.
The Conium Review‘s Innovative Short Fiction Contest is currently open for submissions. The contest deadline is May 1st, 2015. This year’s contest judge is Amelia Gray, author of Gutshot (FSG Originals, 2015), THREATS (FSG Originals, 2012), Museum of the Weird (Fiction Collective Two, 2010), and AM/PM (Featherproof Books, 2009).
The winner receives $500, publication in our journal, five copies of the print issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. The $15 entry fee includes a free digital download of the issue. Up to 7,500 words of flash fiction or short stories.
Innovative writing should pack a punch. Send us your weird, wild, and wonderful. Take risks with your draft.
Read the full guidelines and submit your work here:
Amelia Gray is this year’s Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge
We’re pleased to announce that Amelia Gray will judge The Conium Review‘s 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest. The guidelines are already posted on our contests page. The winner receives $500, publication, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. Submissions open February 1st, 2015. Get those manuscripts ready!
Amelia is the author of three kickass books (soon to be four): THREATS, Museum of the Weird, and AM/PM. Her latest collection, Gutshot, will be available April 15th, 2015.
We’re looking forward to next year. In the meantime, we’re pushing through the 2014 publication cycle. In a couple months, you can pick up the latest issue and read the 2014 winning story, selected by Manuel Gonzales: “American Rag Story,” by Tom Howard.
Thanks again to all who submitted in 2014, and be sure to send us your work for the 2015 contest.