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The Conium Review’s VERA nominee is Ingrid Jendrzejewski!

Ingrid Jendrzejewski

Ingrid Jendrzejewski is this year’s VERA nominee

We’ve nominated Ingrid Jendrzejewski’s “The Box of Skinny Women” for the Vestal Review Award (aka the “VERA”).

The VERA is an annual award for a flash fiction under 500 words. Magazine editors may select a single piece for nomination, and we’ve chosen Ingrid’s piece to represent The Conium Review. If her piece wins, she’ll receive a $100 prize and the piece will be republished at Vestal Review.

You can find links to more of Ingrid Jendrzejewski’s work at www.ingridj.com and she occasionally tweets from @LunchOnTuesday. Recently, she was awarded the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize for Flash Fiction and the Bath Flash Fiction Award.

Contributor Update: Zach Powers wins the BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize

ZPowers_AuthorPhotoZach Powers has won the fifth annual BOA Editions Short Fiction Prize. Along with a $1,000 honorarium, Zach’s winning short story collection, Gravity Changes, will be published in 2017 by BOA Editions as part of the American Reader Series.

The final judge, Peter Conners, says “Zach Powers wields a unique talent for creating strange and surreal worlds that, somehow, illuminate true human emotion more realistically than the realest realist . . . It is an honor to award him the fifth annual BOA Short Fiction Prize.”

Congratulations to Zach on his winning manuscript! We’ll be sure to snag a copy of Gravity Changes when it hits shelves in 2017.

You can find the full announcement from BOA Editions here.