The Conium Review’s website will be down for a couple days

Our website will be down for a couple days.  We’ve performing some major updates, shifting web hosts, and generally spicin’ things up around here.

The blog will remain active through most of the upgrade, but the main site (including our store) will be down.  If you have questions about the journal, submissions, or purchases, you can always e-mail us at editors@coniumreview.com

Thanks for understanding!

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Calling All Editors

Do you work or volunteer for a literary journal or small press?

Yes?

Me too!

Let’s talk about cross-promotion. We want to hear from other journals—large or small, it doesn’t  matter. We hope that you can share our calls for submissions and publication updates with your readers, and we’ll share your news too. If you’re interested in reciprocally sharing posts online, please get in touch: editors@coniumreview.com

Call for guest reviewers and bloggers

Hey, bloggers and book reviewers. From November 1st to December 1st, we’re seeking new blog posts. Send us interviews, writing strategies, reading habits, and anything else related to writing and reading.

Be a part of The Conium Review‘s growing online presence. Our print publication has been called “spectacular” by Small Press Reviews, and Prick of the Spindle says we’re “raising a unique voice.  And it’s one worth listening to.”

We’re looking for polished writing; make sure your language is crisp and creative. Every blog submission is considered by at least two staff readers before we decide to accept or reject it, so make sure your prose is engaging; you need to impress both staff readers.

See the blog post guidelines here, and check out the book review guidelines here.

Or go submit your posts through our Submittable page.

If you have an idea for a regular column or feature? E-mail us here: editors@coniumreview.com

Thanks for submitting!

Contributor Update: Check out Jonathan Alston’s blog

Jonathan Alston was a contributor to our Spring 2013 issue, and you can stay informed about his upcoming projects on his blog.  He posts a few times each month, often discussing the writing life and process: http://jaawriter.blogspot.com/

The Conium Review is on WordPress (again)

The Conium Review has had a WordPress blog for a while, but it’s main function was for hosting the podcast.  Moving forward, we’re making WordPress a more integral part of our online presence.

We’ve moved some of the most important posts from The Conium Review website (i.e. book reviews) over to WordPress.  A few other posts will migrate soon, and we’ll be more active on WordPress moving forward.

Please share the blog with your friends and followers. We look forward to connecting with the WordPress blogging community.

Thanks for supporting our small press!

Announcing the Guest Editor for Vol. 2, No. 1

We’ve selected Marc Schuster as Guest Editor for Vol. 2, No. 1 of The Conium Review, due out in early 2013.  Marc is the author of two novels: The Grievers (The Permanent Press, 2012) and The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party Girl (The Permanent Press, 2011).  And Marc teaches writing and literature courses at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

You can submit to our next issue here: http://www.coniumreview.com/general-poetryfiction.html

And you can learn more about our new Guest Editor at his website.

The Conium Review Comes to WordPress

The Conium Review is a print-based literary journal from Portland, Oregon.  Our first issue is due out February, 2012.  If you’re interested in submitting your poetry or fiction, visit http://coniumreview.com/guidelines

Our website’s home page uses Tumblr’s blogging platform, but we’re happy to integrate WordPress into our blogging repertoire too.  We’re also active on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for you social media aficionados.

At The Conium Review, we love books; our journal is strictly a print publication.  However, we recognize the importance of electronic media, and we love how blogs let us connect with readers on a daily basis.

This blog’s RSS feed will be sourced for our podcast, so you’ll see all the free MP3 downloads first.  There will be plenty of shared blogging between our various feeds, but we will also post some content specifically for this blog.