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Editor Update: James R. Gapinski’s 2018 Book Tour

Join The Conium Review‘s managing editor, James R. Gapinski, as he celebrates the release of Edge of the Known Bus Line (Etchings Press, University of Indianapolis). Later this month, James embarks on a five-state reading tour, with stops in Seattle, Milwaukee, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Portland.

The tour kicks off on August 29th with a featured reading at the Two Hour Transport series in Seattle. Next stop is Boswell Books in Milwaukee. Then James visits Chicago for a conversation with former contributor and recent contest judge Maryse Meijer, author of Heartbreaker (FSG) and Northwood (Black Balloon Publishing). In Minneapolis, James reads with local and visiting authors Maya Beck, Madeline Reding, Kathryn Savage, and Erin Sharkey. Finally, James returns home for a reading in Portland. Full book tour details, Facebook links, and other information is available on James R. Gapinski’s author page.

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Amelia Gray readings at AWP

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.

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“Purple Haze Purple Rain,” an AWP reading with The Conium Review, Pacifica Literary Review, and Small Po[r]tions

Join The Conium ReviewPacifica Literary Review, and Small Po[r]tions for an off-site AWP reading.

Location: Eat My Words Bookstore, 1228 2nd St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Reading for The Conium Review are Christine Texeira (published in Vol. 3), Zach Powers (published in Vol. 3), and John Englehardt (winner of our 2014 Flash Fiction Contest and published in The Conium Review Online Compendium).

For Pacifica and Small Po[r]tions, readers including Caitlin Scarano, Kyle Ellingson, Terri Witek, Valerie Wernet, and Genevieve Kaplan.

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A flyer for “Purple Haze Purple Rain,” an 2015 AWP Conference off-site reading.

The Conium Review Pre-AWP Sale!

Unable to attend this year’s AWP Conference in Minneapolis, MN?  Still want a sweet deal on a fantastic lit mag?  We’ve got you covered.

For a limited time, we’re selling The Conium Review‘s latest issue for just $10.00 with free domestic shipping!  (For international shipping, please e-mail us for an invoice).

This is our latest issue, with work from Olivia Ciacci, Tom Howard, D. V. Klenak, Jan LaPerle, Zach Powers, Christine Texeira, and Meeah Williams. It normally retails for $12.00 plus shipping costs. Get ’em while they last.

Announcing the 2015 Flash Fiction Contest Judge: Laura Ellen Joyce

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 headshotLaura 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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