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This particular WordPress blog has been dormant for a while, but all the content has been moved to our main site.  We recently changed our website and added WordPress.org functionality to it.  Our WordPress.com (dot-com, not dot-org) will be deleted soon.  Please follow the migrated blog if you want to keep receiving our posts.

You can find The Conium Review Online Compendium at http://coniumreview.com/online/

This site contains all our normal blog content, but it serves as a venue for online publication too.  Over the past few weeks, we’ve been posting new flash fiction to the site.  See what we’ve been up to, take a look at our upcoming print edition, and consider submitting to our Flash Fiction Contest ($300 prize, judged by Ashley Farmer).

We hope to see you at the new blog!

Editor Update: Hillary Leftwich published in Monkeybicycle

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.

Editor News: Hillary Leftwich wins the 2014 Writers Studio Literary Contest

Hillary Leftwich’s flash fiction piece, “Free Lunch,” won the 2014 Writers Studio Literary Contest and is nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Congratulations, Hillary!

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.

Two of our editors will be reading during AWP

Susan Lynch (our Associate Editor) and James R. Gapinski (our Managing Editor) will be reading at an off-site even during the AWP conference in Seattle, WA.

Lit.mustest: “I Saw Them When…”

Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

7:00pm to 9:30pm

Third Place Books in Ravenna and the Lit.mustest reading series present an evening with award-winning and recently published students and alumni from Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing program.

Other readers include Shelly Weathers, Jeff Eisenbrey, Sarah Kishpaugh, Kim Mayer, Rachel Serrit, Isla McKenna, and Samantha Kolber.

Editor Update: Hillary Leftwich’s work is forthcoming in Nano Fiction

Hillary Leftwich‘s flash fiction piece, “Runt,” was recently accepted for publication in Nano Fiction (Vol. 7, No. 2).  Look for the issue later this year.

Hillary is a Fiction Editor for The Conium Review.  She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Regis University, she’s the co-founder of the Denver Shitty Writers group, and shew as recently interviewed by The Missouri Review for their Working Writer Series.

James R. Gapinski’s work forthcoming in Leodegraunce’s anthology

leodegraunceJames R. Gapinski has two pieces, “The Woman Who Eats Bees” and “Backyard Pawn Shop,” scheduled to appear in Leodegraunce‘s upcoming flash fiction anthology.  The anthology is slated for early 2014.

James R. Gapinski is Managing Editor of The Conium Review.

Call for Submissions: 2014 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

The Conium Review‘s Innovative Short Fiction Contest is currently open for submissions.  The contest deadline is March 15th, 2014.  The contest judge is Manuel Gonzales, author of The Miniature Wife (Riverhead Books, 2013).

The winner receives $500, publication in our journal, five copies of the print issue, and a copy of the judge’s book.  The $15 entry fee includes a free digital download of the issue.  Up to 7,500 words of flash fiction or short stories.

Innovative writing should pack a punch.  Send us your weird, wild, and wonderful.  Take risks with your draft.

Read the full guidelines and submit your work here: http://www.coniumreview.com/contests.html

Chelsea Werner-Jatzke published in Extract(s)

Chelsea Werner-Jatzke’s story, “Requiem in Betta,” recently appeared in Extract(s).  Along with the story, there’s an audio clip of Chelsea reading the piece.  Check it out here.

Chelsea is a 2013 Jack Straw writer, she was a contributor to our Fall 2012 issue, and she’ll be involved with two panels at AWP in 2014 (including a panel that includes The Conium Review).

Contributor Update: Margarita Meklina’s recent publications

Margarita Meklina’s flash “Waiting for Warhol,” originally written in English, was just published in Star 82 Review. Her short story “Ai Weiwei’s Owls,” translated from Russian by Krystyna A. Steiger, appeared in the newly released Reunion: The Dallas Review #3. Finally, her novella, “Death in the Air,” whose title refers to a Mexican neo-expressionist Julio Galán’s death on the plane from brain hemorrhaging, was picked up by the Japanese magazine Shuei-Sha, and is slated to be published, in Japanese translation, this year.

Margarita was a contributor to The Conium Review‘s Spring 2013 issue.