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The Conium Review: Vol. 4 Collector’s Edition is here!

The gang’s all here! All nine stories from The Conium Review: Vol. 4 are available as part of this year’s Collector’s Edition. This beautiful box set is now available from our online store. Most orders will ship around December 15th. For a limited period, the Collector’s Edition will be just $30 (marked down from $32) with free shipping! It’s the ultimate holiday gift for the book lover on your list (or for yourself). These sold out rather quickly last year, so don’t miss your chance to claim one today.

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“The Conium Review: Vol. 4” Cover

The Conium Review: Vol. 4 release date is about a month away, and we’re pleased to unveil the cover image. The overall design aesthetic is consistent with last year’s insectile cover, but we’ve gone more cephalopodian with it. And like last year, the front is just a tease; you can expect a nice wrap-around with a smattering of additional tentacles on the back.

The issue is about 90 pages, and it features work from Emily Koon, Tamara K. Walker, Rita Bullwinkel, Marina Petrova, Kayla Pongrac, Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Zach Powers, and Theodora Ziolkowski.

Pre-orders go on sale this weekend!

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“The Conium Review: Vol. 4” cover

 

Call for Submissions: Flash Fiction

The Conium Review Online Compendium seeks fiction 1,000 words or fewer. October 1st, 2015 deadline. No reading fee. We gravitate toward innovative stories that take risks. Do something different with your characters. Bend or break grammatical rules. Get weird with it.

Full guidelines are available here.

If you’re thinking about submitting, we encourage you to read some previously published pieces first. Get a sense of our editorial style. Make sure you’re work is a good fit.

Thanks for reading, writing, submitting, and supporting small press publishers.

Kirby Wright’s latest poetry collection now available from Moon Pie Press

WidowLakeBledKirby Wright has been a regular contributor to The Conium Review, with work appearing in our Spring 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 issues. His latest poetry collection, The Widow from Lake Bled, has just been published by Moon Pie Press.

He has published several other books, including Punahou Blues, Moloka’i Nui Ahina, and Before the City on Lemon Shark Press.

Our Associate Editor, Tristan Beach, had this to say about The Widow from Lake Bled:

Whether it be a Hawaiian beach or an attic in eastern Europe, each locale is rendered in precise and empathic verse. Wright’s poems are wrought with such care and intelligence — testaments to his mastery of craft.

Congratulations on the new book, Kirby!

“The Conium Review” on a panel at AWP’s 2014 Conference

Vol2 No2The Conium Review‘s Managing Editor, James R. Gapinski, will be on a panel at the 2014 AWP conference in Seattle, WA.  The panel is entitled “Let’s Avoid a Quick Death, Please: Starting and Sustaining a New Literary Publication.” It’s on Thursday, February 27th at 3:00 in the Western New England MFA Annex, room 301.

The other panelists include Stephanie Torres of Beecher’s Joshua S. Raab of theNewerYork, and Matt Muth of Pacifica Literary Review.

Independent publication is on the rise, spurring a small press renaissance. But starting a literary publication isn’t as easy as it sounds. The panelists represent relatively new journals that are successfully gaining readership and attracting attention.

Chelsea Werner-Jatzke moderates the session; she is a 2013 Jack Straw writer, and she teaches writing at Seattle Central Community College.

Here’s the panel description from the AWP schedule:

This panel explores the process of starting and sustaining a new literary publication. Countless small presses and journals launch every year only to die after a couple issues. Let’s talk with some people who avoided that fate. This panel will discuss how to choose the right publishing medium, secure funding, attract readers, and deal with unexpected hurdles.

If you’re attending AWP this year, please stop on by!