Hillary Leftwich (our Associate Editor) was recently published on Hobart’s website. Read her flash fiction piece, “I Lost My Orgasm,” here. Congrats on the publication, Hillary!
Hillary Leftwich (The Conium Review‘s associate editor) is currently serving as nonfiction editor for The Fem Literary Magazine. The Fem‘s founders created the project to promote “writing that could be sexy without being objectifying, heartbreaking without being misogynistic, and that featured women, queer folks, people with disabilities, and people of color as more than symbols” (qtd. from The Fem‘s “About” page). Hillary has acted as the nonfiction editor for a few months now, and she’s enjoying her new gig. She’ll continue to work on both The Conium Review and The Fem, and we’re glad to see her expanding into new editorial areas.
On the writing side of things, Hillary’s “Runt” was a finalist in the Tethered by Letters spring flash fiction contest. Additionally, her story “Bottle Rockets” will be the featured story in Whiskey Paper‘s January, 2016 edition.
Check out Hillary Leftwich’s interview with NANO Fiction. She talks about the thrill of getting her first publication, discusses her affinity for flash fiction, and gives a shout out to The Conium Review near the end. Read the interview here.
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.