Loading...

Call for Submissions: 2015 Flash Fiction Contest

image1 (1)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.

Announcing the 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge: Lindsay Hunter

Lindsay Hunter headshotWe’re excited to have Lindsay Hunter as The Conium Review‘s 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest judge. The winner receives $500, publication, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. The contest guidelines are posted. The submission period starts on February, 1st, 2016.

Lindsay is the author of Ugly Girls, Don’t Kiss Me, and Daddy’s. She lives in Chicago with her husband, son, and a couple of pit bulls.

Thanks again to all those who submitted to the 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest. We hope you’ll submit again in 2016.

“Gutshot,” by Amelia Gray, hits bookstore shelves

Amelia Gray’s new book, Gutshot, officially releases today from FSG Originals! Get it online or through your local independent bookseller.

Alissa Nutting, author of Tampa, says the collection is “Exhilarating and violently creative, these stories are an assault on expectation. Gutshot is a rare, new original, and Amelia Gray is her own startling genre. This is a book to be experienced, to be taught and obsessed over, to live as a prized weapon on your bookshelf.”

Lindsay Hunter, author of Ugly Girls notes “Amelia Gray’s writing makes you feel like you’ve been shot out of a cannon. You’re disoriented, stunned, completely overcome . . . but you’re also flying through the air. Get ready. Gutshot is a book of lit matches.”

Get you copy today!

(Amelia is the current judge of our Innovative Short Fiction Contest. Submit your entries by May 1st.)

Gutshot

Introducing the 2014 Flash Fiction Contest

Beside Myself coverWe’re pleased to announce our annual flash fiction contest.  This year’s judge is Ashley Farmer.  She is the author of a The Women (Civil Coping Mechanisms, forthcoming 2016), Beside Myself (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2014), and Farm Town (Rust Belt Binder, 2012).  She’s also the Co-Managing Editor of Juked.

This contest is run through The Conium Review Online Compendium.  The winner receives a $300 honorarium.  The winning piece is posted online, but we’re also making the winning piece into a tangible object.  It will become a broadside or micro-chap that we will hand out for free at our AWP Conference table.  If the winner is attending the 2015 AWP Conference in Minneapolis, there may also be a chance for an off-site reading of her or his work.  For the winning author, this a great opportunity to get your work out there and make some dough in the process.

The contest opens for submissions on October 15th and closes on December 15th.  There is a $10 contest entry fee.  Full guidelines available here.

Announcing the 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge: Amelia Gray

Amelia GrayWe’re pleased to announce that Amelia Gray will judge The Conium Review‘s 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest.  The guidelines are already posted on our contests page.  The winner receives $500, publication, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book. Submissions open February 1st, 2015.  Get those manuscripts ready!

Amelia is the author of three kickass books (soon to be four): THREATS, Museum of the Weird, and AM/PM.  Her latest collection, Gutshot, will be available April 15th, 2015.

We’re looking forward to next year.  In the meantime, we’re pushing through the 2014 publication cycle. In a couple months, you can pick up the latest issue and read the 2014 winning story, selected by Manuel Gonzales: “American Rag Story,” by Tom Howard.

Thanks again to all who submitted in 2014, and be sure to send us your work for the 2015 contest.