Manuel Gonzales’s short story collection, The Miniature Wife and Other Stories, was recently awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Congratulations, Manuel!
Room 618/619/620, Washington State Convention Center, Level 6
Saturday, March 1, 2014
1:30 pm to 2:45 pmSince its founding, Riverhead Books has published the freshest, most memorable and diverse new voices in literary fiction. Riverhead authors have won Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Critics Circle Awards, Story Prizes, and been named to Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists, the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35, and the New Yorker’s 20 Under 40, among many other distinctions. Four of Riverhead’s acclaimed writers will read and discuss their work with Riverhead’s director of publicity.
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
Manuel will read on Saturday, March 1st at the Washington State Convention Center, Level 6 for the event “Celebrating 20 Years of Extraordinary Fiction at Riverhead Books.” The readings go from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm. In addition to Manuel’s reading, you’ll hear recent work from Jess Row (author of Nobody Ever Gets Lost), Danielle Evans (author of Before Your Suffocate Your Own Fool Self), and Nami Mun (author of Miles from Nowhere).
We’re pleased to announce the 2014 Innovative Short Fiction Contest. Innovative writing takes risks that pay off. Show us something new with your subject, style, setting, or characters. Be bold. Be creative. Get weird with it.
The winning writer receives $500, publication in The Conium Review, five free copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s book.
We’ll be open for contest submissions between December 15th and March 15th. Until then, check out the contest guidelines and get your manuscripts ready. You can also join our virtual mailing list if you want to get occasional e-mails about upcoming calls for submissions, contests, and other news.
Our judge is Manuel Gonzales. He is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories (Riverhead Books, 2013). He is also the current executive director of the Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit writing center for children.