Jul 1, 2016
The “Fragmented” call for submissions is open now through July 15th. This theme celebrates the upcoming release of Melissa Reddish’s new book, Girl & Flame: A Novella. Melissa will act as guest editor, selecting a single piece to be published as a micro-chapbook for distribution alongside Girl & Flame pre-orders. You may interpret the theme loosely (explore structure, style, theme, character, etc.), as long as it involves some form of fragmentation. Full guidelines are available here.
During the “Fragmented” reading period, we’re also hosting a Goodreads giveaway for Melissa’s new book. You can enter the giveaway for a chance to win a free advance copy of Girl & Flame.
May 16, 2016
Melissa Reddish’s Girl & Flame hits shelves on August 15th. Pre-orders for this innovative novella are currently available. Mel Bosworth, author of Frieght, calls Girl & Flame a “blowtorch of modern death and rebirth.” Sarah Rose Etter, author of Tongue Party, says “Girl & Flame reverberates with danger and foreboding, masked in an expert language that only Reddish can harness.” Reserve your copy today!
Apr 17, 2016
Matt Tompkins’s short story, “Hypothetical,” was recently published on Penny‘s website, and it will also appear in the first print issue of Penny, which currently available for pre-order.
Matt’s story, “Chez Magnifique,” was also published on the Carolina Quarterly website last month.
If you like what you read at Penny and Carolina Quarterly, be sure to pre-order Matt Tompkins’s upcoming Conium Press title, Souvenirs and Other Stories, coming this June!
Mar 27, 2016
Pre-orders are now available for Souvenirs and Other Stories, by Matt Tompkins! This title is scheduled for release on June 15th, 2016.
Souvenirs and Other Stories contains six absurd and surreal stories—a father evaporates, items mysteriously appear and fill an apartment, an eye surgery causes optical hallucinations, and more. Beth Gilstrap, author of I Am Barbarella, calls this collection “a strange, heartbreaking, and often darkly comical book,” and Sheldon Lee Compton, author of Brown Bottle, says “No one else today is plumbing the depths of the human spirit and its limits in quite the same way as Tompkins.”
Matt Tompkins is the author of Studies in Hybrid Morphology (available now from tNY Press), and his stories have appeared in Little Patuxent Review, New Haven Review, Post Road, and other journals. For a limited time, pre-orders are just $10.00 for the collection that Jen Grow, author of My Life as a Mermaid, calls a “thoroughly entertaining, a smart and funny collection from a wildly imaginative writer.”
Oct 17, 2014
Pre-orders for The Conium Review Volume 3 are on sale through early November or until supplies last. The current pre-order price is $10.00. Retail price will be $12.00 after release. Our last issue sold out early, so be sure to reserve your copy today.
The Conium Review Volume 3 features eight new stories from Olivia Ciacci, Tom Howard, D. V. Klenak, Jan LaPerle, Zach Powers, Christine Texeira, and Meeah Williams. In these strange and surreal stories, you’ll find a company that sells night-in-shining-armor-style happy endings, a boy with a second person trapped inside of him, and more. The pieces include fables, flash fiction, short stories, and novella-length fiction.