Contributor News: Claude Clayton Smith wins the Great River Shakespeare Festival Sonnet Contest

Claude Clayton Smith (contributor to The Conium Review‘s Fall 2013 issue) won this summer’s Great River Shakespeare Festival Sonnet Contest.  Congrats, Clayton!

Additionally, his essay “Interiors” appeared in the fall issue of Still Point Arts Quarterly, and “Rat Cheer,” a brief memoir, will appear in the next issue of American Athenaeum. reviews The Conium Review’s Fall 2013 issue recently reviewed our latest issue.  The reviewer says “I found myself constantly itching to find out what was going to happen next . . . ” and she was pretty impressed with Claude Clayton Smith’s novella from the issue. Natalie Peeterse also gets a shout out; the reviewer says “Sonora” ” . . . cuts to the core of experience . . . ”  Take a look at the full review here.