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Announcing the 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge: Amelia Gray

Amelia GrayWe’re pleased to announce that Amelia Gray will judge The Conium Review‘s 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest.  The guidelines are already posted on our contests page.  The winner receives $500, publication, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. Submissions open February 1st, 2015.  Get those manuscripts ready!

Amelia is the author of three kickass books (soon to be four): THREATS, Museum of the Weird, and AM/PM.  Her latest collection, Gutshot, will be available April 15th, 2015.

We’re looking forward to next year.  In the meantime, we’re pushing through the 2014 publication cycle. In a couple months, you can pick up the latest issue and read the 2014 winning story, selected by Manuel Gonzales: “American Rag Story,” by Tom Howard.

Thanks again to all who submitted in 2014, and be sure to send us your work for the 2015 contest.

Introducing our Innovative Short Fiction Contest

We’re pleased to announce the 2014 Innovative Short Fiction Contest.  Innovative writing takes risks that pay off.  Show us something new with your subject, style, setting, or characters.  Be bold.  Be creative.  Get weird with it.

Miniature Wife CoverThe winning writer receives $500, publication in The Conium Review, five free copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s book.

We’ll be open for contest submissions between December 15th and March 15th.  Until then, check out the contest guidelines and get your manuscripts ready.  You can also join our virtual mailing list if you want to get occasional e-mails about upcoming calls for submissions, contests, and other news.

Our judge is Manuel Gonzales.  He is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories (Riverhead Books, 2013).  He is also the current executive director of the Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit writing center for children.