For this year’s forthcoming Collector’s Edition, Tamara K. Walker’s story, “Camisole,” mimics the design of Theodora Ziolkowski’s “Apples” (or you could say “Apples” mimics “Camisole,” depending how you look at it—even though we’re posting this second, we actually made the “Camisole” chapbook first, so it probably has dibs on the design). Both feature minimalistic cover images, silhouetting a single object from the story. The cover is a 65-lb. brown card stock; the story is printed on 24-lb. bright white linen paper, and there’s a 24-lb. parchment paper title page. This 8-page booklet is 3.5″ wide and 4″ tall.
Theodora Ziolkowski’s “Apples” is a modern take on the classic fairy tale genre. This piece is one of nine stories from The Conium Review: Vol. 4. It’s included in the paperback and forthcoming Collector’s Edition.
The Collector’s Edition is a box set of handmade chapbooks and broadsides, each containing a different story from the issue. “Apples” is printed on 24-lb. bright white linen paper with a special 24-lb. ivory parchment leaf for the title page. The cover is 65-lb. brown card stock. This 12-page booklet measures 3.5″ wide by 4″ tall.
Marina Petrova’s magical realist story, “Dictator in a Jar,” is absurd, satirical, and laugh out loud hilarious. The brown 65-lb. card stock cover lists step-by-step instructions for creating your own dictator in a jar, should the mood strike. This 5.25″ by 7.5″ chapbook is printed on 24-lb. natural white linen paper with an inside leaf made from drafting paper.
This chapbook is one of nine items found in our upcoming Vol. 4 Collector’s Edition. Pre-orders for the paperback are now on sale. Ordering information for the Collector’s Edition will be available soon.