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James R. Gapinski’s story, “Migratory Patterns,” was one of 25 finalists for Glimmer Train‘s recent “Very Short Fiction Award.”
Read the full list of winners and finalists here.
Hillary Leftwich’s story, “A Small Infestation Following a Big Stroke of Luck,” was recently published in Monkeybicycle. Congrats on the publication, Hillary!
Her work has also recently appeared recently in NANO Fiction and is forthcoming in Progenitor. Follow Hillary on Twitter at @hillaryleftwich.
Thomas Dodson’s “The Death of Elpenor” will appear in the next issue of The Chicago Quarterly Review.
Additionally, the magazine Tom edits, Printer’s Devil Review, has just released a new issue. You can find the latest PDR here.
Congrats on the upcoming publication and on putting out another issue of Printer’s Devil Review!
The 2014 Innovative Short Fiction contest has ended, and Manuel Gonzales has selected the winner. Congratulations to Tom Howard and his short story, “American Rag Story.” This year’s judge, Manuel Gonzales, noted that this piece was “funny and tragic and formally interesting,” and he also liked that “it didn’t take itself too seriously.” Tom Howard’s work has appeared recently in ARDOR, Storm Cellar, Quarter After Eight, Digital Americana and elsewhere. He lives with his wife in Arlington, Virginia. Tom will receive a $500 prize, and his story will be published in the next issue of The Conium Review, due out later in 2014.
This year’s finalists were Amy Blakemore, Jack Granath, D. V. Klenak, Jan LaPerle, and Christine Texeira. Honorable mentions include Colleen Burner, Julie Curwin, Will Kaufman, and Kendall Klym.
The Conium Review editorial staff thanks everybody who submitted and supported this contest. We look forward to announcing next year’s judge soon, and we hope many of you will consider submitting again in 2015.
The Conium Review‘s Associate Editor, Tristan Beach, was recently published in Rawboned. Read his poem, “Grants Pass, OR: 2013,” here.
Congrats on the publication, Tristan!
Hillary Leftwich’s flash fiction piece, “Free Lunch,” won the 2014 Writers Studio Literary Contest and is nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Hillary is one of our Fiction Editors. Her work is forthcoming in NANO Fiction, she’s a co-founder of the Denver Shitty Writers group, and she was recently interviewed by The Missouri Review for their Working Writer Series.
This year’s Innovative Short Fiction Contest judge, Manuel Gonzales, will teach at the newly established University of Kentucky MFA Program. Other MFA Program faculty at the University of Kentucky include DaMaris Hill, Julia Johnson, Gurney Norman, Erik Reece, Frank X. Walker, Andrew Ewell, and Hannah Pittard.
Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories, and he recently received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award for his collection.
Congratulations on the new teaching job, Manuel!
Jen Knox‘s (contributor to our first issue) latest short story collection, Don’t Tease the Elephants, is now available as an ebook from Monkey Puzzle Press.
Jen Knox earned her MFA from Bennington College in 2010. She works as a creative writing professor at San Antonio College and copy editor at Frost & Sullivan. Jen mentors for the PEN American Center. She was nonfiction editor for The Bennington Review (2010) and Quiz & Quill (2007); she worked as a fiction reader for Our Stories Literary Journal and now reads submissions for PANK.
Jen’s writing has won the Global Short Story Competition and was chosen for Wigleaf’s 2012 Top 50. Two of her stories have received Finalist status for Glimmer Train competitions and three of her stories have received honorable mention. Her chapbook, The Aquarium, earned finalist status in the Black Lawrence Press’s 2012 Black River Chapbook competition.
Manuel Gonzales’s short story collection, The Miniature Wife and Other Stories, was recently awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Congratulations, Manuel!