The website update and redesign is complete! There will still be a few broken links and half-finished pages for a while, but it’s mostly done.
The new look is more than skin deep. The Conium Review is undergoing a lot of exciting changes. Don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere. We’re growing. It’s a good thing.
So let’s talk publications. Moving forward, we’re a “fiction-only” publication.
With the new website, we’ll begin publishing flash fiction online! On August 1st, 2014 we begin considering submissions of 1,000 words or fewer for The Conium Review Online Compendium. This new branch of our publication will be like a superhero (or supervillain) version of our blog. It’ll still include updates and book reviews, but we’ll also begin posting and sharing fiction. Our website gets nearly ten thousand visitors each month — we can’t ignore the online audience forever.
But of course, we’re still doing a print edition. The Conium Review journal was initially conceived as a print-based publication, and we’re recommitting to that vision in a big way. Rather than doing two issues each year, we’re doing two unique versions of a single annual issue. There will be a standard paperback and a “collector’s edition” of the journal. We’ll share more details later, but the collector’s edition will be something that puts trade paperbacks to shame. Trust us, if you order a collector’s edition, it’ll be the coolest book you own.
More details will come later, so stay tuned.