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Contributor Update: Margarita Meklina’s recent publications

Margarita Meklina’s flash “Waiting for Warhol,” originally written in English, was just published in Star 82 Review. Her short story “Ai Weiwei’s Owls,” translated from Russian by Krystyna A. Steiger, appeared in the newly released Reunion: The Dallas Review #3. Finally, her novella, “Death in the Air,” whose title refers to a Mexican neo-expressionist Julio Galán’s death on the plane from brain hemorrhaging, was picked up by the Japanese magazine Shuei-Sha, and is slated to be published, in Japanese translation, this year.

Margarita was a contributor to The Conium Review‘s Spring 2013 issue.

A First Look at the Cover of Vol. 1, No. 1

After careful consideration, we selected a cover image for Vol. 1, No. 1 of The Conium Review.   The artist behind this painting is Emma Cook.  She holds a BFA from the University of Minnesota, is a recipient of the Carter Prize in Painting, and has shown her work at numerous galleries.

The issue is slated for Spring 2012 (with an anticipated February release).  There’s still time to pre-order the issue through our online store.  Inside this edition, you’ll find poems and stories from several new and established authors.

Here’s the mock-up of our inaugural cover.

“The Conium Review” Spring 2012 Sampler

James Gapinski, The Conium Review’s Managing Editor, recently took Conium Press on the road.  During a visit to the Midwest, James performed at the release party for Burdock Magazine’s 10th issue, live at the Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee, WI.  James also chatted with Keith Gaustad and Cynthia Spencer for upcoming episodes of The Conium Review podcast.  Keith Gaustad is the editor of Burdock, and Cynthia Spencer a poet and founder of the Cloudburst Reading Series.

At the Burdock release, James also introduced the first printed materials fromThe Conium Review—a small, saddle-stitched preview edition.  The final issue features over 150 pages of poetry and fiction in a perfect bound book with a full color cover.  The Conium Review “Spring 2012 Sampler” includes five short pieces forthcoming in Vol. 1, No. 1, with a black and white cover.  In the sampler, you’ll find work from Nick Sanford, Jack Granath, Thor Benson, Jeffrey Alfier, and Howie Good.  The cover art is courtesy of Dr. Ernest Williamson III.

The Conium Review sampler chapbook will be coming to our store soon, and you can also find copies of Burdock’s 10th issue on our website.

A pile of sampler booklets from "The Conium Review."