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It’s Launch Day for “Souvenirs and Other Stories,” by Matt Tompkins!

It’s launch day for Souvenirs and Other Stories, by Matt Tompkins! We’re pleased to release this collection of six short fictions, lauded by Beth Gilstrap, author of I Am Barbarella, as “a strange, heartbreaking, and often darkly comical book.” Jen Grow, author of My Life as a Mermaid, also says that Souvenirs is “a compelling universe that normalizes the bizarre.” This funny, absurd, surreal collection is available in select bookstores, and you can get it online using the links below:

Buy it directly from Conium Press.

Buy it on Amazon.

Buy it from Barnes & Noble.

This is also the last day to submit to our “Dis/appearances” theme, guest edited by Matt Tompkins in celebration of his new book.

We also have several Souvenirs giveaways going on right now. Free copies are available through the following promotions:

Enter the Goodreads giveaway.

Enter the LibraryThing giveaway.

Enter our Twitter giveaway here.

Lastly, if you’re a literary reviewer interested in Souvenirs, please contact us to request a copy. If you’re a bookseller or librarian, you can order through our distributor, Ingram Book Group.

We’re excited to see this book officially hit shelves. Get your copy today, and remember to leave a Goodreads and/or Amazon review, chat about Souvenirs on social media, and tell your friends about it. Thanks for supporting small press publishing and independent literature!

Souvenirs giveaway on Twitter!

Souvenirs Twitter Promo (smaller)

Souvenirs and Other Stories releases on June 15th. Through the book’s launch period, we’ll be giving away free prizes on Twitter!

New prizes will be offered each week (spoiler alert: most prizes will be books).

To enter, simply Tweet something about Souvenirs and tag @ConiumReview in your Tweet. This should be a real Tweet that helps spread the word about Souvenirs. You could share a links to our website, Goodreads, Amazon, or whatever. Maybe share a picture. Come up with a jingle. It’s your choice, but make sure your post showcases at least five seconds of actual effort.

Most of the time, one Tweet will count as one entry. However, if we really like your Tweet, we may arbitrarily award you a bonus entry!

You may also increase your odds of winning by Tweeting more than once, but please space out your Tweets over several days. Do not spam. Seriously. Nobody likes spam.

And if we find out that you’ve created fake accounts to boost your odds of winning, you’ll be disqualified. Our prizes are just books, so relax. It’s not like you’ll be winning a million bucks. No need to cheat here.

We’ll make a numbered list of each entry and then roll a d20 or use a random number generator or something. If you’re a winner, we’ll contact you on Twitter and ask for your mailing address. We’ll only mail printed books to winners in the United States. If you live internationally, we can offer free digital copies instead.

Cyber Monday Promo Codes!

It’s Cyber Monday.  It’s a glorious day when Americans do one of two things:

A. Buy a lot of crap online.

B. Contentiously avoid Cyber Monday deals, log onto Twitter, and make snarky comments about our vapid consumer culture (to avoid unwanted irony, be sure that you post snarky comments from a public library computer rather than from a pricey smart phone).

We’ve got you covered either way!  If you want a sweet deal this Cyber Monday, enter the promo code PRO-CONSUMER during checkout for a 25% discount.  If you want to pay extra, enter the promo code ANTI-CONSUMER, and we’ll add a random $2.00 charge to your order.  The choice is yours.

Both promo codes expire at midnight on December 1st, 2014 (Eastern time).

“Hash,” by Trevor Dodge

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About the Author:

Trevor Dodge’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Hobart, Metazen, Little Fiction, Golden Handcuffs Review, Gargoyle, Gobshite Quarterly, Crack the Spine, Notre Dame Review, Natural Bridge and Fiction International. He is the author of two collections of short fiction (The Laws of Average and Everyone I Know Lives On Roads), a novella (Yellow #10), and collaborator (with Lance Olsen) on the writing anti-textbook Architectures of Possibility: After Innovative Writing. Trevor is managing editor for Clackamas Literary Review and hosts the creative arts podcast Possible Architect. He teaches writing, literature, and comics studies at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City and the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland. He can be found online at www.trevordodge.com.

Image Credit: © vilnarobotav3d / Dollar Photo Club

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