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“Souvenirs and Other Stories” ARCs

Matt Tompkins’ Souvenirs and Other Stories is three months away! This little book releases on June 15th, 2016. We’ve got a batch of advance review copies ready, and we’re looking forward to sending these books out into the world (and hey, shoot us an e-mail if you’re a reviewer and want to request a copy).

We’ll also be sure to set aside at least one copy for our table at the upcoming AWP Conference (table #1238). Stop by if you want to get an up-close sneak peak at this forthcoming Conium Press title.

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“Souvenirs and Other Stories” Cover

Matt Tompkins’s Souvenirs and Other Stories comes out this June from Conium Press. We’re excited to unveil the cover mock-up! Pre-orders for this surreal and whimsical short story collection go on sale later this year.

Souvenirs Cover Mock Up

 

“Studies in Hybrid Morphology,” by Matt Tompkins now available!

Studies in Hybrid Morphology, by Matt Tompkins (forthcoming Conium Press author) is now available from tNY Press as a $1.00 ebook. From the publisher:

Studies in Hybrid Morphology is a story collection trapped in the body of a scientific journal. Presented as a series of faux-scholarly articles, this genre-bending mash-up offers an array of surreal stories and flash fictions exploring the beings we want to be, can be, should not be, and will never be. A man with lobster claws for hands. A woman who grows a blanket of feathers. A talking cow. A baby born from an egg. A hu-manatee. Modeled after a scientific journal, divided into articles and complete with abstracts and end-notes, Studies in Hybrid Morphology includes more than a dozen surreal stories exploring the intersections of human and animal, head and heart, science and fiction. The strange characters who populate these stories, human and non-human animals alike, seek something fundamental meaning, identity, self-worth, comfort, connection. In most cases, they come up short, or land wide of their targets. After all, how often is anything quite what we’d hoped or expected? Instead, in the space of these pages, the reader is invited to eschew expectation, revel in the joy of unforeseen discoveries, and entertain the question: what does it mean to be alive and self-aware?”

Matt Tompkins’s Souvenirs and Other Stories is forthcoming from Conium Press this June. Get an early taste of his writing for just a buck!

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Contributor Update: Tricia Psarreas Murray published in theEEEL

Tricia Psarreas Murray’s “Revamped Clichés for Horror Movie Scenarios” was recently published on The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature (theEEEL). Congrats, Tricia!

Earlier this year, Tricia’s piece “A Few Test Searches Using the Movies Retitled Like Names of Friends Episodes App” was also published at theEEEL.

You can read Tricia’s recent contribution to The Conium Review Online Compendium here.