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Flyer for our 2016 AWP Conference panel

We’ve got a swanky flyer for our upcoming AWP Conference panel. Show your love for The Conium Review by making a gazillion copies and distributing them to every single person you meet. Get a printable PDF version of the flyer here.

Innovative Fiction Panel Full Page Flyer

What the Heck Does Innovative Fiction Mean?: Authors Cut Through the Jargon” is organized by The Conium Review, and it will feature a down-to-earth chat with Carmiel Banasky, Matt Bell, Ashley Farmer, and Manuel Gonzales. Our managing editor, James R. Gapinski, moderates. The panel is from 3:00 to 4:15 on Friday, April 1st. Join us at the Scott James Bookfair Stage for a riveting discussion and Q&A on innovative fiction. Directly after this panel, Carmiel Banasky will be signing copies of The Suicide of Claire Bishop at our table (#1238). We hope to see you there!

Manuel Gonzales and Matt Bell join our AWP 2016 panel!

The Conium Review is presenting a panel at the 2016 AWP Conference in Los Angeles: “What the Heck Does Innovative Fiction Actually Mean?: Authors Cut Through the Jargon,” scheduled for Friday, April 1st at 3:00pm on the Scott James Bookfair Stage.

Unfortunately, two of the original panelists—Stephen Graham Jones and Lindsay Hunter—are no longer able to attend the conference in LA.

But we’ve arranged and confirmed some fantastic alternate panelists! Manuel Gonzales and Matt Bell will be joining the rest of the panelists in a lively discussion of innovative fiction, and we’re super duper excited to welcome them aboard.

Manuel Gonzales is the author of the collection, The Miniature Wife and Other Stories, and the forthcoming novel, The Regional Office Is Under Attack! He teaches creative writing at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and at the low-residency MFA program at IAIA.

Matt Bell is the author of the novels Scrapper and In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, a finalist for the Young Lions Fiction Award and an Indies Choice Adult Debut Book of the Year Honor Recipient. He teaches creative writing in the MFA program at Arizona State University.

We’re excited to have Manuel and Matt on-board, and looking forward to seeing many of our readers and contributors at the panel. Come loaded with questions for the Q&A portion (but let’s avoid trying to covertly pitch your novel in the form of a panelist question—it doesn’t actually work).

Manuel Gonzales wins the John Gardner Fiction Book Award

More news from last year’s Innovative Short Fiction Contest judge, Manuel Gonzales.  His debut book, The Miniature Wife, won Binghamton University’s John Gardner Fiction Book Award.  Congrats on the latest award, Manuel!

Last year, he also received Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

We’re proud to have had Manuel as a recent judge and looking forward to his next book, The Regional Office is Under Attack!, forthcoming from Riverhead Books.

Vol. 3 Collector’s Edition Preview: “American Rag Story,” by Tom Howard

Here’s peak at The Conium Review Vol. 3 Collector’s Edition.  Tom Howard’s “American Rag Story” won our Innovative Short Fiction Contest (judged by Manuel Gonzales, author of The Miniature Wife).  Manuel called the story “funny and tragic and formally interesting.

Brown cardstock cover, black front leaf, and linen interior pages.  Volume 3 releases on November 30th.  Remember that the a paperback edition is available too!

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