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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).
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Lauren Hall recently had two prose poems, “The Miser” and “Possum,” published in Cleaver Magazine.
Lauren was a contributor to our first issue. Her work has also appeared in NANO Fiction, Eunoia Review, Apiary, and Fiction Writers Review. She also received the 2012 William Carlos Williams Prize for Poetry at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Conium Review‘s Managing Editor, James R. Gapinski, will be on a panel at this year’s AWP conference in Seattle, WA.
“Let’s Avoid a Quick Death, Please: Starting and Sustaining a New Literary Publication”
Room 301, Western New England MFA Annex, Level 3
Thursday, February 27th, 2014
3:00pm to 4:15pm
This panel explores the process of starting and sustaining a new literary publication. Countless small presses and journals launch every year only to die after a couple issues. Let’s talk with some people who avoided that fate. This panel will discuss how to choose the right publishing medium, secure funding, attract readers, and deal with unexpected hurdles.
The panelists include Matt Muth (representing Pacifica), Stefanie Torres (representing Beecher’s), Joshua S. Raab (representing theNewerYork) and James R. Gapinski (representing The Conium Review).
Chelsea Werner-Jatzke moderates.
Chelsea Werner-Jatzke’s story story, “Soup and/or Sandwich,” was recently published in Keep This Bag Away From Children. Read it here.
Chelsea’s work appeared in our Fall 2012 issue, she was a 2013 Jack Straw writer, and she’ll be moderating two panels at the 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle, WA.
The Conium Review is currently open for fiction and poetry submissions. Submit between January 1st and April 1st, 2014 using our Submittable page.
We publish innovative writing from new and established authors. There are no line limits or length restrictions. Simultaneous submissions are okay. Find the full guidelines on the Submittable page or on our website.
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.
Nicholas Kriefall was a contributor to our Fall 2013 issue. Recently, his work was published in The Ampersand Review, and is forthcoming in Poetry Quarterly and The Spoon River Poetry Review.
NewPages.com 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.
Emily Strauss was a contributor to our Fall 2013 issue. Since then, she’s been a busy poet, racking up new publication credits.
Since publishing with The Conium Review, Emily’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in the following journals and magazines:
- Torrid Lit Journal, “Among the Ruins of a Former Mansion”, “Flowing to the Sea”, Volume VIII, “Revolution”, October 1, 2013, p. 11
- Connotation Press, “Move the Marker Over One Notch”, Issue 1, Vol. 5, September, 2013
- Catamaran Literary Reader, “Leaving Tehachapi”, Issue 5, Winter, 2014, forthcoming
- Snail Mail Review, “Dreadful Silence”, Issue 6, Fall, 2013, p. 29
- Pudding Magazine: the Journal of Applied Poetry, “A House of Bees”, Summer, 2013, “The Furnace”, Winter, 2014, forthcoming
- Dark Matter: A Journal of Speculative Writing, “The Stone”, Issue 4, January, 2014, University of Houston, TX, forthcoming
- Pavilion Magazine, “A Flight of Pelicans”, Spring, 2014, forthcoming