The Conium Review‘s 2015 Flash Fiction Contest is open for submissions! The submission deadline is October 15th, 2015. All contest entries must be received through our Submittable page. This year’s judge is Laura Ellen Joyce. Laura is the author of The Luminol Reels (Calamari Archive Ink, 2014) and The Museum of Atheism (Salt Publications, 2012). She teaches at Edinburgh Napier University.
The winner receives $300, publication on The Conium Review Online Compendium, publication as a limited-run micro-chap or broadside, and a copy of the judge’s latest book.
Send crisp prose that packs a punch. Give us traditional narratives, or shake things up with an unconventional format. Be bold. Full guidelines are available here.
The Conium Review‘s managing editor, James R. Gapinski, talks about publishing and writing in a Grub Daily “Micro-Interview.” Read the full interview here.
This brief interview is part of Grub Daily‘s advanced coverage of the Muse 2015 conference in Boston, MA. James will be leading a workshop, “Beyond the Seven Basic Plots: An Exploration of Experimental Fiction,” on Saturday, May 2nd at noon.
Amelia Gray (current Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge and future galactic overlord) will be reading on Friday and Saturday at the 2015 AWP Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
On Friday, April 10th, find Amelia at Lee’s Liquor Lounge (101 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN) from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Other readers include Tarfia Faizullah, Janaka Stucky, Adrian Matejka, Monica McClure, Brian Foley, Lisa Ciccarello, Sampson Starkweather, and Sheila Squillante. Co-sponsored by Ninth Letter, Birds, LLC, Black Ocean, Hobart, Barrelhouse, and [PANK]. Find this event on Facebook.
On Saturday, April 11th, she’ll be reading again at Public Functionary (1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN). The reading celebrates Amelia’s new book, Gutshot (published by FSG Originals). The event is also co-sponsored by Paper Darts. Other readers are Brandi Wells, Dessa, John Brandon, John Jodzio, Lindsay Hunter, Laura van den Berg, Safy-Hallan Farah, and Simon Jacobs. $5 at the door. Find this event on Facebook and RSVP here.
Stop by our table (#2025) at the 2015 AWP Conference in Minneapolis and get a free copy of John Englehardt’s micro-chapbook, This Is Great But You Don’t Need It. John’s story won our 2014 Flash Fiction Contest; you can currently read the story on our website.
We’ll have 100 copies of this micro-chapbook available, each is individually numbered. Get them while supplies last!
And remember, you can also pick up one of our free postcards at this year’s conference. We’ll have discounts on current and back issues, and be sure to stop by our off-site reading at Eat My Words Bookstore.