Natalie Peeterse’s chapbook selected for an Artist’s Innovation Award

Natalie Peeterse’s chapbook Black Birds : Blue Horse, An Elegy (Goldline Press, 2012), was selected for an Artist’s Innovation Award from the Montana Arts Council.
Our Associate Editor, Tristan Beach, reviewed Natalie’s chapbook in 2012. We also published Natalie’s poem, “Sonora” in our latest issue, and the poem was nominated for a Pushcart Prize last December.
We’re proud to have published Natalie’s work, and congratulate her on this recent award from the Montana Arts Council.
Artist's Innovation Award

This year’s Pushcart nominees

Pushcart Prize 2014The Pushcart nomination process ended over the weekend, and we’ve mailed our contenders out. The Conium Review‘s nominees for 2014 are:

  • “A Kidnapping and a Church Van,” by Adam Padgett (fiction, Spring 2013)
  • “Of Course I Will Return It,” by Shellie Zacharia (fiction, Spring 2013)
  • “Orgasm,” by Robert Dart (fiction, Spring 2013)
  • “Sonora,” by Natalie Peeterse (poetry, Fall 2013)

Printer’s Devil Review releases its latest issue

Printer’s Devil Review has just released a new issue, featuring several poems, a short story about queer life in rural America, and a story by David Varderman that’s accompanied by illustrations from Harriet Burbeck. This issue also features excerpts from Gemma Cooper-Novack’s novel Go Home Faster, Jade Sylvan’s memoir Kissing Oscar Wilde, artwork from Keith Francis, and more.  You can find the issue here: http://www.pdrjournal.org/fall2013

Fall 2013 contributor, Thomas Dodson, edits and designs Printer’s Devil Review.

Thomas Dodson reads and discusses “Evidence of Harm”

Thomas Dodson’s “Evidence of Harm” appears in our current issue.  You can hear an excerpt of the story read by the author here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/champsnotchumps/Dodson_Evidence.mp3.

And the author discusses his work with Liz Washburn of the Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media in this audio clip: http://traffic.libsyn.com/champsnotchumps/axiom_dodson.mp3.

If you like what you hear, pick up the Fall 2013 issue and listen to the Champs Not Chumps podcast.  Thomas Dodson also works on the Printer’s Devil Review.

And just for fun, here’s a random picture the author with his face patterned with the cellular structure of the hydrilla, the plant featured prominently in “Evidence of Harm” as a metaphor for trauma and obsession.
Dodson Headshot

Fall 2013 Cover Art Unveiled

Vol2 No2We’re pleased to unveil the cover art for The Conium Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall 2013).  The artwork, entitled “River Horse,” is courtesy of Loren Kantor, a LA-based woodcut artist and writer.  Loren has worked in the film industry for twenty years as a screenwriter and assistant director, and he’s been carving woodcuts for the past five years.  You can find more of his work at woodcuttingfool.blogspot.com